Admission to the College of Engineering

For students entering from high school

Students interested in engineering will be admitted to the University and will be admitted directly to the College of Engineering if they meet certain academic requirements.

You are encouraged to complete the core high school curriculum which consists of the following:

  • 4 years in English
  • 4 years of Math
  • 4 years of Natural Science
  • 3 years of Social Science
  • 2 years of Foreign Language

Direct Admission

To obtain direct admission into the College of Engineering, new freshmen must satisfy these requirements:

  • High school GPA of 3.4 or higher
  • At least 24 composite ACT or at least 1160 composite SAT
  • At least 24 math ACT or at least 580 math SAT

University Admission

Students interested in engineering who do not meet the academic requirements for direct admission will be given a "pre-engineering" major status. Students will be part of the Center for Academic Advising and Student Success. After certain prerequisites are met, students can apply to enter the College of Engineering.

For current UA students and transfer students

Current UA students who are not in the College of Engineering and students transferring to UA from another institution may apply for the College of Engineering when they meet the following criteria:

  • Complete at least 30 semester hours of coursework post high school
  • Complete Calculus 2 with a C- or higher
  • Have a 2.3 grade point average in at least three of the following categories:
    • in all coursework
    • in all engineering coursework
    • in all required mathematics coursework
    • in all required science coursework (chemistry, physics, computer science, biology)

Admission of students who do not meet the above requirements will be considered by the dean or representative only if the request originates by an Engineering department head or representative.