Albert Nerken School of Engineering

Chemical Engineering Lab

Chemical Engineering Lab

Our fall 2024 application has closed. Our fall 2025 application will go live in August.

Dates and Deadlines

Early Decision
  • Application Deadline: November 1
  • Decision Notification: December 15
Regular Decision
  • Application Deadline: January 5
  • Decision Notification: April 1

Application Instructions

These application instructions are for first-year applicants only. There are alternate instructions for transfer students.

Application Steps
  • Common Application, including essay and additional writing prompts
  • Two teacher recommendations (at least one from a STEM course instructor strongly encouraged)
  • One counselor evaluation
  • Official high school transcript or GED certificate (include mid-year report if currently enrolled in school)
  • Any official college transcripts (sent directly from the college or university)   
  • SAT/ACT (test optional)
  • English language proficiency test (if applicable)
  • $75 application fee or fee waiver (if applicable)
English Language Proficiency Requirements For International Students

Undergraduate applicants whose first language is not English and have not had at least 3 years of English at a school where English was the official medium of instruction, are required to take one of the exams below. Please note that your English language proficiency test results are only valid for two years. Please ensure that the name on your passport matches the name on your application, and on your language scores.

Test for English Language Proficiency

Minimum Score Requirements

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

600 (paper-based test)

100 (internet-based test)

MyBest® scores are not accepted

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)


DET (Duolingo English Test)


We do not accept results from the following exams: IELTS Indicator, TOEFL ITP Plus for China, TOEFL Essentials, and PTE Academic Online.  

High School Graduation Requirements

High School Graduation Requirements

If you have questions about our undergraduate application process, please attend an info session, check out our FAQs, or email us at

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