The application/admissions process for students who transfer from community colleges, other universities, and other higher education institutions is handled by the ASU Admissions office (link to Admissions website).  If you have questions about the application or admissions process, we encourage you to contact them directly.

Basic Admissions Criteria:

Besides meeting basic ASU admissions criteria, students applying to any of our four SEMTE majors needs to meet the following additional criteria:

  • Minimum transfer GPA of 3.00 – This includes any and all coursework you’ve completed while a post-secondary student whether you’ve attended just one school or more than one. This also includes any ASU coursework you may have done previously.
  • No Math or Lab Science competency deficiencies – There are three ways you can meet this requirement.
    1. If you submit your high school transcript, it needs to show that you completed at least four years of math AND at least three years of distinct laboratory sciences during your high school career. These competencies are determined by ASU’s Admissions Services office when your transcript is being evaluated.
    2. If you do not meet the high school requirement or you are not submitting a high school transcript, then your post-secondary transfer coursework must include at least one transferable three-semester-hour college math course for which at least intermediate algebra is a prerequisite and at least three transferable four-semester-hour college laboratory science courses from the following: biology, chemistry, earth science or physics
    3. Alternatively, a student can also fulfill these requirements with ACT and/or SAT scores of the following for each Competency: Math: ACT – 24 math or SAT – 540 mat; Lab Science: Two years High School Lab Science coursework + ACT – 20 science or SAT II – 600 chem, 590 bio, 620 phys
  • If you are transferring in less than 24 college credit hours, you must also meet the following requirement: Minimum 1140 SAT combined math and verbal or minimum 24 ACT combined score; OR 3.00 minimum ABOR GPA; OR class ranking in top 25 percent of your high school class.
  • Secondary Criteria (For the Materials Science and Engineering program ONLY): If a candidate for the Materials Science and Engineering program does not meet the 3.00 GPA requirement, he/she may be admitted with a minimum 2.75 GPA if the following also apply: Minimum of 24 transfer hours; Minimum of 2.75 GPA in all critical courses for Terms 1 and 2 (see Major Map for critical courses) **(Major map will be a link to the Materials major map)**
  • For International Students: All International students must meet one of the following criteria to be admitted to our programs:
    1. TOEFL – 550 paper-based OR 79 internet-based
    2. IELTS – 6.5 minimum
    Students are exempt from either of these if any of the following apply:
    You were a junior or senior in high school in the U.S. and received a 550 SAT Verbal or 23 ACT Eng
    You have 48 transfer credits or more including 6 English Composition credits with a 2.5 GPA in those 6 credits taken in the U.S.
    You hold a bachelor’s degree from the U.S.
    You attended four years of high school in the U.S.
    You’ve completed Advanced 2 in the AECP program