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College of Engineering

General Requirements

College of Engineering:

Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements listed below may apply for admission to the College of Engineering at Penn State University Park.

All College of Engineering majors require the successful completion of a 4 credit college calculus course for transfer consideration.

Applicants who have or will have completed no more than two full time semesters may apply for admission to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR) at a campus other than University Park. Students in this category typically have one year to complete entrance-to-major coursework to qualify for entrance into a College of Engineering major at University Park.

NOTE: Architectural Engineering is not available to any transfer student, even those admitted to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR).

NOTE: Applicants who hold a baccalaureate degree in any major typically will not be admitted to a baccalaureate degree program.

Important dates:

Applications and complete credentials for fall semester must be received by July 1, for spring semester by December 1, and for summer session by May 1. Applicants with 3 semesters of college course work will not be considered for spring admission.

Penn State offers a variety options for students interested in Engineering and Engineering related fields.
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Tuition Advisory

Please be advised that a student’s tuition will increase when the Penn State transcript reflects 59.1 cumulative credits. Credits earned from tests, like AP or IB exams, are considered transfer credits and are included in the cumulative credit total. If the credits you are transferring or have transferred to Penn State place you above 59.1 cumulative credits after the start of the semester, your tuition will increase immediately. You will receive a bill for the additional tuition on the first day of the following month. For more information, visit the Office of the Bursar's website

College of Engineering: Baccalaureate Transfer Requirements

Aerospace Engineering (AERSP)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than one year (2 or less academic semesters) of attempted college coursework may apply for admission to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR) at a campus other than University Park. 4 credits of college calculus are required. A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for consideration.
Architectural Engineering (A E)
Not available for transfer admission.
Biological Engineering (B E)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 3-4 credits of differential equations, 8 credits of calculus-based physics – mechanics and electricity and magnetism, and 3 credits of college chemistry are required. A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for consideration.
Biomedical Engineering (BME)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than one year (2 or less academic semesters) of attempted college coursework may apply for admission to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR) at a campus other than University Park. 4 credits of college calculus are required. A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for consideration.
Chemical Engineering (CH E)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than one year (2 or less academic semesters) of attempted college coursework may apply for admission to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR) at a campus other than University Park. 4 credits of college calculus are required. A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for consideration.
Civil Engineering (C E)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than one year (2 or less academic semesters) of attempted college coursework may apply for admission to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR) at a campus other than University Park. 4 credits of college calculus are required. A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for consideration.
Computer Engineering (CMPEN)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than one year (2 or less academic semesters) of attempted college coursework may apply for admission to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR) at a campus other than University Park. 4 credits of college calculus are required. A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for consideration.
Computer Science (CMPSC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than one year (2 or less academic semesters) of attempted college coursework may apply for admission to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR) at a campus other than University Park. 4 credits of college calculus are required. A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for consideration.
Data Sciences (DATSC_BS)
(Start at any campus and Finish: University Park)
Not Available for transfer admission.
Electrical Engineering (E E)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 3-4 credits of differential equations, 8 credits of calculus-based physics – mechanics and electricity and magnetism, and 3 credits of college chemistry are required. A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for consideration.
Electro - Mechanical Engineering Technology (EMET)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Altoona, Berks, Fayette, New Kensington, York)
A minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA is required for consideration. No additional requirements.
Engineering (undecided) (ENGR)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
Applicants who have less than two semesters of attempted college coursework may apply for admission to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR) at a campus other than University Park. 4 credits of college calculus are required. Students in this category typically have one year to complete entrance-to-major coursework to qualify for entrance into a College of Engineering major at University Park.
Engineering B. S., Applied Materials (GE_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: DuBois)
8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 3-4 credits of differential equations, 8 credits of calculus-based physics – mechanics and electricity and magnetism, and 3 credits of college chemistry are required.
Engineering B.S., Alternate Energy/Power Generation (GE_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Hazleton)
8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 3-4 credits of differential equations, 8 credits of calculus-based physics – mechanics and electricity and magnetism, and 3 credits of college chemistry are required.
Engineering B.S., Multidisciplinary Engineering Design (GE_BS)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Abington, Brandywine)
8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 3-4 credits of differential equations, 8 credits of calculus-based physics – mechanics and electricity and magnetism, and 3 credits of college chemistry are required.
Engineering Science (E SC)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
8 credits of calculus with analytic geometry, 3-4 credits of differential equations, 8 credits of calculus-based physics – mechanics and electricity and magnetism, and 3 credits of college chemistry are required. A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for consideration.
Industrial Engineering (I E)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than one year (2 or less academic semesters) of attempted college coursework may apply for admission to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR) at a campus other than University Park. 4 credits of college calculus are required. A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for consideration.
Mechanical Engineering (M E)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than one year (2 or less academic semesters) of attempted college coursework may apply for admission to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR) at a campus other than University Park. 4 credits of college calculus are required. A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for consideration.
Nuclear Engineering (NUC E)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: University Park)
No transfer admission at University Park. Applicants who have less than one year (2 or less academic semesters) of attempted college coursework may apply for admission to the College of Engineering pre-major status (ENGR) at a campus other than University Park. 4 credits of college calculus are required. A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for consideration.
Surveying Engineering (SUR E)
(Start at any Campus and Finish: Wilkes-Barre)
A minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA is required for consideration. No additional requirements.