Albert Nerken School of Engineering
These instructions are for first-year applicants only. There are alternate instructions for transfer students.
For Fall 2021 applicants, our Early Decision deadline is Sunday, November 1, 2020 and our Regular Decision Deadline is Tuesday, January 5, 2021.
Start your application here.
- A completed Common Application with thoughtful responses to all questions in the writing section
- 1 – 2 teacher recommendation(s), with at least one from a STEM course instructor
- A counselor recommendation
- Your official high school transcript or GED certificate (including mid-year report)
- Any official college transcripts (sent directly from the college or university)
- SAT/ACT (test optional)
- SAT II (optional)
- $75 Application Fee, or fee waiver (if applicable)
Dates And Deadlines
Application deadline – Sunday, November 1, 2020
Application notification – Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Application deadline – Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Application notification – Thursday, April 1, 2021
English Language Proficiency Requirements For International Students
Undergraduate applicants whose native 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)
120 (current exam)
75 (testing date before July 2019)
High School Graduation Requirements
Units* Required for Engineering
History and Social Studies
Mathematics (including Calculus)
Total Units* Required
17 minimum, 19 recommended
*A unit represents a year's study in a subject
In the area of mathematics, candidates may offer somewhat different patterns of preparation provided they will be ready for the intensive study of calculus at college. Preparation beyond the listed minimum in mathematics is highly recommended. College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Mathematics are suitable courses for such further preparation.
Students in high school will be expected to supply transcripts covering subjects taken during the first three years of high school (Grades 9, 10, and 11). High school graduates must supply the full four-year record. High school transcripts should be sent during the fall and winter months, but no later than January 18 if supporting a first-year application.