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Transfer Admission Requirements

College of Science and Engineering

105 Lind Hall (East Bank, Minneapolis campus)
612-625-6403
csetrans@umn.edu
http://cse.umn.edu

The College of Science and Engineering (CSE) offers 18 bachelor's degree programs, including 11 engineering specialties. Its programs are ranked among the best in this country with several hundred companies recruiting CSE students each year. Admission is selective; to be successful, students should have strong science and mathematics aptitude.

As a CSE student, you'll learn from nationally recognized faculty who are leaders in their fields. You'll also have opportunities to take advantage of special study abroad courses for CSE students, participate in undergraduate research, and gain hands-on leadership experience in student groups and team competitions. In addition, CSE students benefit from the support of academic advisors, career counselors, and student program specialists who are dedicated to the success of all students.

Majors

Degree options: Bachelor of science (B.S.), bachelor of engineering

Deadlines

Priority deadlines: The College of Science and Engineering will give full consideration to all applications received and completed by the priority application deadline. Applications received or completed after the priority deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis. Some programs may close their admissions before the final deadline.

Fall semester 2014 All Majors Priority: March 1
Final: June 2
Spring semester 2015 All majors No spring admission

Prerequisite coursework and review criteria:

The following criteria are required for all College of Science and Engineering transfer applicants:

1. Prior to submitting an application, a minimum of three technical courses in at least two different subject areas must be complete with grades posted on a transcript. Advanced Placement scores, International Baccalaureate scores, and/or test credits do not count toward fulfilling this criterion.

2. Prior to enrolling in CSE, the minimum course prerequisites for a student's intended major (listed below) or equivalent courses must be complete. Advanced Placement credit, International Baccalaureate credit, test credits and courses in progress are considered to fulfill this criterion.

Minimum course prerequisites by intended major:

Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, Biomedical Engineering ,Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Earth Sciences, Geoengineering, Materials Science and Engineering
Calculus I & II (MATH 1271 & 1272 or 1371 & 1372); Calculus-based Physics I & II (PHYS 1301W & 1302W); Chemistry I & II (CHEM 1061/1065 & 1062/1066)
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Electrical Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Calculus I & II (MATH 1271 & 1272 or 1371 & 1372); Calculus-based Physics I & II (PHYS 1301W & 1302W); Chemistry I (CHEM 1061/1065)
Astrophysics, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics
Calculus I & II (MATH 1271 & 1272 or 1371 & 1372); Calculus-based Physics I & II (PHYS 1301W & 1302W)
Computer Engineering, Computer Science
Calculus I & II (MATH 1271 & 1272 or 1371 & 1372); Calculus-based Physics I & II* (PHYS 1301W & 1302W); Approved 1xxx level computer programming course

* Physics II (PHYS 1302W) is a recommended prerequisite for Computer Science, other approved lab-based sciences may be substituted. Physics II (PHYS 1302W) is required for Computer Engineering

** Structure of Computer Programming I (CSCI 1901) is recommended for both programs, if available.

Many colleges and universities offer courses that are equivalent to the required technical courses. Technical Course Equivalencies and Transfer Course Plans for individual colleges are available at http://cse.umn.edu/transfer. Technical courses that receive a grade of D do not transfer to meet College of Science and Engineering degree requirements.

Although your college or university may offer many courses beyond those listed above, it is important to review the four year graduation plan for your intended major to better understand the sequencing and offering of required courses and determine the best time to transfer. Four year graduation plans for CSE majors can be viewed at http://cse.umn.edu/gradplans.

Technical GPA: Technical courses are all math and science-based courses beginning with the required prerequisite courses. These courses include, but are not limited to, calculus, calculus-based physics, general chemistry principles, higher-level math and science, engineering, and computer science courses.

For the purposes of admission, an applicant's technical GPA is calculated using all grades of technical courses including original and repeated attempts (referred to as an unbracketed technical GPA).

Most successful applicants to the College of Science and Engineering have a 3.2 or higher technical grade point average (technical GPA).

Schedule changes: The University expects that students will successfully complete the coursework they list on their admission application. Schedule changes of academic coursework and/or the unsuccessful completion of coursework may result in the cancellation of admission or delay your expected graduation date. Students considering making schedule changes, or those who are concerned about their academic progress in any of their courses, should consult with their U of M admissions counselor (1-800-752-1000 or 612-625-2008).

CSE Transfer Student Profile

Number of Admitted Students for Fall 2013: 305
Fall 2013 Average Transfer GPA: 3.52
Fall 2013 Average Technical GPA: 3.49
Transfer GPA range distribution: 4.0-3.5 60%
3.49-3.0 33%
2.99-2.5 7%
Below 2.5 1%
Fall 2013 Average Unbracketed Technical GPA: 3.49

Campus Visits and Transfer Advising

Campus tours for prospective transfer students are offered Monday through Friday. On a campus tour, you'll discover our historic campus and see where U of M students attend class, study, and relax. To schedule a campus tour, visit http://admissions.tc.umn.edu/visit or call the VISITLINE at 612-625-0000 or 1-800-752-1000 (toll-free).

CSE Transfer Information Sessions will be held on the following dates this fall and winter:

To speak with a College of Science and Engineering transfer counselor regarding questions and advising appointments, please call 612-625-6403.

INTER-COLLEGE AND INTRA-UNIVERSITY TRANSFER

Information regarding transfer to CSE from within the University of Minnesota can be found at http://z.umn.edu/csetransfer.

To learn more about the College of Science and Engineering, visit the CSE website at http://cse.umn.edu.

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Office of Admissions, a Division of the Office of Undergraduate Education • 240 Williamson Hall • 231 Pillsbury Drive S.E. • Minneapolis, MN 55455-0213 • P: 1-800-752-1000 • F: 612-626-1693