Freshman Admission Requirements

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Incoming freshmen can be directly admitted to their major of choice by meeting the following criteria:

Engineering Technology and Construction Management Majors

Students interested in declaring majors in the Department of Engineering Technology and Construction Management must meet the general admissions requirements for UNC Charlotte.

Engineering Majors

Students interested in declaring majors in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science, or Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management must meet the general admissions requirements for UNC Charlotte. In addition to the Admission's criteria, Engineering majors must also have the following requirements:

  • A grade of C or better in all high school math courses
  • Completion of Pre-Calculus (Calculus preferred)
  • A math course in the senior year

  The typical average Math SAT and weighted GPA of admitted engineering majors are 600 and 3.8, respectively.

Engineering is a rigorous program of study. Students without a Calculus background are more likely to start in remedial math, take five or more years to graduate, or risk not completing an engineering degree due to inadequate preparation.

Students who wish to be engineering majors but do not meet the requirements will be admitted to UNC Charlotte as an undeclared student (UCOL) in the University College. These students may be considered for admission to the College of Engineering as sophomores by completing the freshman engineering plan of study with a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Dual Enrolled Students

High school students who are also taking college courses while enrolled in high school will apply online through the Future 49er Web portal as an incoming Freshman. Admission decisions will be based on the requirements listed above.

To see how dual enrollment credits will transfer to UNC Charlotte, please view the Transfer Credit Advisor.

 

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