Albert Nerken School of Engineering

Admissions Process

*Please click here to view the requirements for transfer students to the School of Engineering.

EARLY DECISION:
STEP 1Submit the first part of your application online by December 1, 2015.
STEP 2

You will receive a confirmation email from the Office of Admissions.

All Engineering applicants must complete the Engineering Part II Questionnaire, a set of short answer essay questions. The Part II Questionnaire must be submitted through the Writing Supplement on your Common Application by December 7, 2015.

Please Note: The Engineering Writing Supplement may be submitted after you submit your Common Application.

STEP 3
You will have to prepare and submit by December 1, 2015:
  • Your official high school transcript or GED certificate (required for all applicants)
  • Any official college transcripts (sent directly from the college or university)
  • Recommendation letters (2-3)
  • Your SAT I or ACT scores (must be sent directly from the College Board and/or ACT)
  • Two SAT II scores: one in Math (either 1 or 2) and one in either Physics or Chemistry
Send all materials to the Office of Admissions, 30 Cooper Square, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003.
STEP 4You will receive an admission decision by the end of December.
STEP 5Candidate reply date is January 29, 2016.

 

REGULAR DECISION:
STEP 1Submit the first part of your application online by January 11, 2016.
STEP 2

You will receive a confirmation email from the Office of Admissions.

All Engineering applicants must complete the Engineering Part II Questionnaire, a set of short answer essay questions. The Part II Questionnaire must be submitted through the Writing Supplement on your Common Application by January 19, 2016.

Please Note: The Engineering Writing Supplement may be submitted after you submit your Common Application.

STEP 3
You will have to prepare and submit by January 11, 2016:
  • Your official high school transcript or GED certificate (required for all applicants)
  • Any official college transcripts (sent directly from the college or university)
  • Recommendation letters (recommended: 2-3)
  • Your SAT I or ACT scores (sent directly from the College Board and/or ACT)
  • Two SAT II scores: one in Math (either 1 or 2) and one in either Physics or Chemistry

We strongly encourage you to take any SAT or ACT tests by December 2015 in order for us to receive these scores and review your application in a timely manner.

Send all materials to the Office of Admissions, 30 Cooper Square, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003.
STEP 4You will receive an admission decision by the first week of April.
*Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not graduated from a secondary school in a country with English as the official medium of instruction are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and submit official scores to the Office of Admissions. Click here for more information regarding International Applicants.

 

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