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Undergraduate Admission Requirements for the Fulton Schools

2020-2021

Undergraduate admission requirements for many majors in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering are higher than university admission standards. Please review the 2020-2021 Admissions Requirements (PDF) for a complete list of degree programs requiring higher admission standards.

Which student are you?

Incoming First-year student

Students who have completed 0-11 transferable college credits post-high school are considered first-year students. First-year student admission requirements are below. You can also refer to the ASU first-year student admission page.

First-year student admission requirements

 

Major

First-year student Admission Criteria


Students who have completed 0-11 transferable college credits post high school

Aerospace Engineering, BSE

Biomedical Engineering, BSE

Chemical Engineering, BSE

Civil Engineering, BSE

Computer Science, BS

Computer Systems Engr, BSE

Construction Engineering, BSE

Construction Management and Technology, BS

Electrical Engineering, BSE

Environmental Engineering, BSE

Industrial Engineering, BSE

Materials Science & Engr, BSE

Mechanical Engineering, BSE

1) Minimum 1210 SAT combined evidence-based reading and writing plus math score (or 1140 if taken prior to March 5, 2016) or minimum 24 ACT combined score; or 3.00 minimum ABOR GPA; or class ranking in top 25 percent of high school class, and


 2) No high school math or science competency deficiencies.


Engineering Management, BSE

Informatics, BS

Software Engineering, BS


1) Minimum 1210 SAT combined evidence-based reading and writing plus math score (or 1140 if taken prior to March 5, 2016) or minimum 24 ACT combined score; or 3.00 minimum ABOR GPA; or class ranking in top 25 percent of high school class, and


 2)  Admission may be granted with one deficiency in no more than two competency  areas. Deficiencies in both math and science are not acceptable.


Aeronautical Management Technology, BS

Engineering, BSE

Environmental and Resource Management, BS

Graphic Information Technology, BS

Human Systems Engineering, BS

Information Technology, BS

Manufacturing Engineering, BS

Technological Entrepreneurship and Management, BS

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements for first-year students

Transfer student with 12-23 credits

If you have completed 12-23 transferable college credits post-high school, use the following admissions criteria. You may also refer to the ASU transfer admissions page.

Transfer students with 12-23 credits admission requirements

 

Major

Admission Criteria


For transfer students who have completed 12-23 transferable college credits post high school


Aerospace Engineering, BSE

Biomedical Engineering,

Chemical Engineering, BSE

Civil Engineering, BSE

Computer Science, BS

Computer Systems Engr, BSE

Construction Engineering, BSE

Construction Management and Technology, BS

Electrical Engineering,

Environmental Engineering, BSE

Industrial Engineering, BSE

Materials Science & Engr, BSE

Mechanical Engineering, BSE

1)  Minimum transfer GPA of 3.00 for less than 24 transfer hours, and


2) No high school math or science competency deficiencies, and


3) Minimum 1210 SAT combined evidence-based reading and writing plus math score (or 1140 if taken prior to March 5, 2016) or minimum 24 ACT combined score; or 3.00 minimum ABOR GPA; or class ranking in top 25 percent of high school class


Engineering Management, BSE

Informatics, BS

Software Engineering, BS

1)  Minimum transfer GPA of 2.75 for less than 24 transfer hours, and


2) All students are required to meet general university admission requirements for transfer students.


Aeronautical Management Technology, BS

Engineering, BSE

Environmental and Resource Management, BS

Graphic Information Technology, BS

Human Systems Engineering, BS

Information Technology, BS

Manufacturing Engineering, BS

Technological Entrepreneurship and Management, BS

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements for transfer students.

Transfer student with 24 or more credits

Students who have completed 24 or more transferable college credits post-high school must meet EITHER the Primary Criteria OR the Secondary Criteria (not both). You may also refer to the ASU transfer admissions page.

Transfer students with 24 or more credits admission requirements

 

Transfer Admissions

Students who have completed 24 or more transferable college credits post high school must meet EITHER the Primary Criteria OR the Secondary Criteria (not both)

 

Major

Primary Criteria

Secondary Criteria

Chemical Engineering, BSE

Civil Engineering, BSE

Computer Science, BS

Computer Systems Engr, BSE

Construction Engineering, BSE

Environmental Engineering, BSE

Industrial Engineering, BSE

Materials Science & Engr, BSE


1) Minimum transfer GPA of 3.00 for 24 or more transfer hours, and


 2) No high school math or science competency deficiencies  (if Admission Services requires submission of a high school transcript).


1) Minimum transfer GPA of 2.75 for 24 or more transfer hours, and


 2) Minimum GPA of 2.75 in all critical courses for Terms 1 and 2 (see Major Map for critical courses).


Aerospace Engineering, BSE

Mechanical Engineering, BSE

1) Minimum transfer GPA of 3.00 for 24 or more transfer hours, and


2) No high school math or science competency deficiencies  (if Admission Services requires submission of a high school transcript).


1) Minimum transfer GPA of 2.75 for 24 or more transfer hours, and


  2) Minimum GPA of 2.75 in critical courses: MAE 201, MAE 202, MAE 213 and MAE 241 (Mechanical)/MAE 242 (Aerospace)

Biomedical Engineering, BSE

1) Minimum transfer GPA of 3.00 for 24 or more transfer hours, and


2) No high school math or science competency deficiencies  (if Admission Services requires submission of a high school transcript).


1) Minimum transfer GPA of 2.75 for 24 or more transfer hours, and


 


2) Minimum GPA of  3.00 in all critical courses for Terms 1 and 2 (see Major Map for critical courses).


Construction Management and Technology, BS

Electrical Engineering, BSE


1) Minimum transfer GPA of 3.00 for 24 or more transfer hours, and


 2) No high school math or science competency deficiencies  (if Admission Services requires submission of a high school transcript).


1) Minimum transfer GPA of 2.50 for 24 or more transfer hours, and


 2) Minimum GPA of 2.75 in all critical courses for Terms 1 and 2 (see Major Map for critical courses).


Engineering Management, BSE

Software Engineering, BS

1) Minimum transfer GPA of 2.75 for 24 or more transfer hours, and


2) If Admission Services requires submission of a high school transcript, admission may be granted with one deficiency in no more than two competency areas. Deficiencies in both math and laboratory science are not acceptable.


No secondary criteria. Must meet primary criteria.

Informatics, BS

1) Minimum transfer GPA of 3.00 for 24 or more transfer hours


 2) If Admission Services requires submission of a high school transcript, admission may be granted with one deficiency in no more than two competency areas. Deficiencies in both math and laboratory science are not acceptable.


1) Minimum transfer GPA of 2.75 for 24 or more transfer hours, and


 2) Minimum GPA of 2.75 in all critical courses for Terms 1 and 2 (see Major Map for critical courses).


Aeronautical Management Technology, BS

Engineering, BSE

Environmental and Resource Management, BS

Graphic Information Technology, BS

Human Systems Engineering, BS

Information Technology, BS

Manufacturing Engineering, BS

Technological Entrepreneurship and Management, BS

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements for transfer students.

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements for transfer students.

Applied Science (Transfer Students Only)


1) All students are required to meet general university admission requirements for transfer students.


2) Students applying to this program must have completed an Associate of Applied Science degree from a regionally accredited institution.


N/A

Additional admission requirements and information

English Language Proficiency Requirement

​Success at ASU begins with a strong comprehension of the English language. Because our rigorous courses are taught in English and move at a fast pace, fluency in the language is necessary for understanding concepts and expressing yourself effectively. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or a citizen of a country listed on the ASU English Speaking Country list must demonstrate English Proficiency by submitting test scores from one of the following: Admission to all Fulton Schools degree programs except those in the Polytechnic School require a minimum TOEFL score of 63 (paper-based) or 79 on iBT (internet-based test); or a minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5; or a Pearson Test of English PTE score of 58; or a duoLingo English Test (currently approved for 2020 and 2021 semesters) score of 105. For admission into programs within the Polytechnic School, the general University EP requirements must be met. For more information on ways to satisfy English Proficiency please visit https://admission.asu.edu/international/undergrad/english-proficiency.

Conditional Admission

ASU may offer conditional undergraduate admission to international applicants who meet the academic (aptitude) requirement but who are not proficient in English. Through conditional admission, students must first successfully complete the Advanced 2 level of the English language course at ASU’s American English and Culture Program or demonstrate English proficiency as stated above before being allowed to enroll in university courses.

Note: ASU reserves the right to independently test any student’s English proficiency upon arrival, including those who have met the English proficiency requirement, and may require support classes if the demonstrated level of English proficiency is not sufficient for academic success.

Learn more about ASU’s admission requirements for international students at https://admission.asu.edu/international/undergrad-apply.

Transfer Options

ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use MyPath2ASU™ to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.

ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site: admission.asu.edu/mypath2asu. 

Change of Major

Students interested in changing their major to one of the majors within the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering must meet the admission requirements. Note that the GPA requirement for change of major is calculated using all coursework (ASU + transfer GPA). A useful tool to view the combined ASU+transfer GPA and the courses required to be completed in order to meet the secondary criteria requirements is the FSE Secondary Review Audit in DARS. Please review the Admission Requirements above for a complete list of degree programs that have secondary review criteria.

Students who were admitted as freshmen into the Fulton Schools of Engineering, with the exception of The Polytechnic School and Engineering Exploration, and have maintained continuous enrollment in any Fulton Schools major may choose to change to any other major within the Fulton Schools of Engineering provided they are in good academic standing. Students admitted to The Polytechnic School and Engineering Exploration must meet the transfer admission requirements in order to change to a Fulton Engineering major outside of The Polytechnic School.

Transfer  students who have been admitted to the Fulton Schools of Engineering from a non-ASU institution or are changing majors from another college within ASU must meet the transfer admission requirements in order to change to any other major within the Fulton Schools of Engineering.

Change of major is not guaranteed, and students interested in changing majors are encouraged to make an appointment with an advisor in the program of interest to discuss the probability of success and to develop a plan of action to ensure successful advancement to upper-division courses.  For questions regarding admission to a program in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, please contact the Office of Academic and Student Affairs: 480-965-2272.