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Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Students who excel in science and mathematics, enjoy solving real-life problems, and wish to serve others have the highest potential for careers in engineering and computer science. Entering students are required to have an ACT composite score of at least 22 (or an SAT of at least 1030) in order to declare a major in the department. We have also determined that incoming engineering students should present an ACT Math subscore greater than 24 or an SAT Math sub-score greater than 590 to be successful in engineering. To assist the incoming students who desire an engineering major but do not meet our identified math scores to succeed, such students will be identified as “Engineering” students for the first year rather than by one of the specific engineering degree programs. Students identified as “Engineering” students will receive closer academic monitoring during their first year and will be permitted to declare a specific engineering program major after successfully completing both Calculus I (MATH-1710) at Cedarville with a minimum grade of ‘C’. Additionally, non-cifvil engineering students will also need to complete Digital Logic Design (EGCP-1010) at Cedarville with a minimum grade of ‘C’. We strongly encourage all students interested in engineering to read “Engineering: Is it a four- or five-year degree program?,” which outlines the importance of being ready to enter Calculus I at the start of our engineering programs as well as some options to help prepare for calculus. To prepare for engineering or computer science, high school students should take a college preparatory curriculum that includes: • four units of mathematics (algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and advanced mathematics or precalculus) • four units of science (physical science, biology, chemistry, and physics) • two units of the same foreign language. Experience with spreadsheets and word processors is helpful, but not required for entry.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Engineering students must demonstrate proficiency in certain lower-level courses to advance into upper-level 3000- and 4000-level courses. Therefore, all students must earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 by the end of their sophomore year. In addition, each engineering program has its own retention requirements as follows. Civil Engineering (CE). To advance into the junior year, CE majors must earn a combined GPA of at least 2.0 in the following engineering courses: AGCE-1920, 2320, 2410, 2411, EGGN-1110, and EGME-2530, 2630. In addition, CE majors must earn a combined GPA of at least 2.0 in the follwoing cognate courses: CHEM-1050, MATH-1710, 1720, 2710, 2740, and PHYS-2110.

Computer Engineering (CpE) To advance into the junior year, CpE majors must earn a combined GPA of at least 2.0 in the following engineering and computer science courses: CS-1210, 1220, 2210, 33310, EGCP-1010, EGGN-1110, EGEE-2010, and EGME-1810 and 2570. In addition, CpE majors must earn a combined GPA of at least 2.0 in the following cognate courses: MATH-1710, 1720, 2520, 2740, and PHYS-2110 and 2120.

Electrical Engineering (EE) To advance into the junior year, EE majors must earn a combined GPA of at least 2.0 in the following engineering courses: CS-1210, 1220, EGCP-1010, EGGN-1110, EGEE-2010, 2110, and EGME1810, 2570. In addition, EE majors must earn a combined GPA of at least 2.0 in the following cognate courses: MATH1710, 1720, 2710, 2740, and PHYS-2110 and 2120.

Mechanical Engineering (ME) To advance into the junior year, ME majors must earn a combined GPA of at least 2.0 in the following engineering courses: EGCP-1010, EGGN-1110, EGEE-2050, and EGME-1810, 2050, 2530, and 2630. In addition, ME majors must earn a combined GPA of at least 2.0 in the following cognate courses: MATH-1710, 1720, 2710, and 2740, and PHYS-2110 and 2120.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Students must demonstrate English proficiency to be admitted
to academic study. In addition to submitting the ACT or SAT
exam, international students are required to demonstrate English
proficiency through one of the following:
• Achieving an internet-based score of 80 on the TOEFL
• Achieving a 6.5 on the IELTS exam
• Demonstrating English proficiency on the English 3
Proficiency Test (E3PT)
• Achieving an ACT composite score of at least 22 and English
sub-score of 22
• Achieving a SAT score of at least 1100 and Writing and
Language sub-score of 550
• Completing at least two years in an English-speaking high
school setting (i.e., English-speaking international school),
including two years of high school English courses (non-ESL)
with satisfactory grades
• Provide proof of citizenship and residency from a native
speaking English country
• Completing an entire baccalaureate program in a regionally
accredited or otherwise approved college/university
Financial Requirement
To satisfy United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
requirements for F-1 visa status, Cedarville University is required
by law to verify the financial resources of each international
applicant prior to issuing the Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20
for F-1 visa applicants or Form DS-2019 for J-1 visa applicants).
In addition to completing application for admission materials
to Cedarville University, accepted students must also submit
the Affidavit of Financial Support form (with supporting blank
documents). Prior to the first day of enrollment, international
students must deposit funds to cover one semester’s worth of
expenses at the University in U.S. currency. University expenses
include tuition, room, board, and variable costs.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

All undergraduate international applicants are required to
submit either the ACT or SAT exam. Cedarville’s institution code
for the SAT is 1151 and the ACT institution code is 3245. Students
with limited access to testing sites may have the standardized
test requirement waived. Test requirement waivers will only be
considered if the student provides a secondary transcript that
meets University admission criteria and demonstrates English
proficiency per University policy.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

1. Evidence of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
2. A consistent Christian lifestyle confirmed by a Christian
leader reference.
3. A minimum 2.75 cumulative college grade point average in
non-developmental coursework.
4. Proof of successful high school completion or passing
score on GED.