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    Milwaukee School of Engineering
   
 
  Sep 19, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Enrollment Management Department



Main Office: Campus Center, CC-302
Phone:

Local: (414) 277-6763
Toll Free: (800) 332-6763
Fax: (414) 277-7475
Email:
explore@msoe.edu
Website: admissions.msoe.edu

Undergraduate Admission

The university maintains its long-standing tradition as an Equal Opportunity Educator. As such, MSOE does not discriminate in its educational opportunities on the basis of an individual’s race, religion, sex, color, age, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status or other factors prohibited by federal or state law.

Applicants who are accepted for admission are considered to have intellectual ability and personal qualifications necessary to pursue successfully a course of study at MSOE on a full- or part-time basis. Under certain circumstances, students will have to augment their secondary education in preparation for college-level study. Students wishing to enroll in full-time degree programs, or those interested in part-time study in degree programs, courses and all noncredit classes, may obtain appropriate admission material by contacting the Enrollment Management Department.

General Undergraduate Admission Guidelines

MSOE reviews all prior academic experience and seeks to determine the potential for success within the applicant’s chosen field of study. In order to ensure preparation for the applicant’s chosen field of study, the following standard guidelines for admission are offered:

  1. A completed admission application must be on file.
  2. An official high school transcript must be submitted.
  3. Graduation from an approved high school or the equivalent (GED test score of 265 prior to 2002.) Individuals that have taken the 2002 Series GED Tests must earn a minimum score of 460 on each test in the battery with a minimum total test score of 2,500.
  4. Results of the American College Testing (ACT) program examination or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) also are acceptable. Students who have completed 24 or more college credits, or who have been out of high school for two or more years, are not required to submit test results.

All documents submitted to MSOE for consideration of admission become property of MSOE and will not be returned to the applicant at any time.

A student may be granted:

  1. Full acceptance: A student is accepted directly into his/her desired program of study.
  2. Denied admittance: A student is denied admittance based on academic information supplied at the time of application. 

Transfer Students

Students who wish to transfer to MSOE must submit:

  1. An admission application.
  2. An official transcript(s) of all previously completed college course work.
  3. High school transcripts, (if less than one year or 24 semester credits of college work).
  4. Transfer students who apply for financial aid are required to submit financial aid transcripts from the Financial Aid Office of any previously attended colleges.

All documents submitted to MSOE for consideration of admission become property of MSOE and will not be returned to the applicant at any time.

Transfer students may be granted:

  1. Full acceptance: A student is accepted directly into his/her desired program of study.
  2. Denied admission: A student is denied admittance based on academic information supplied at the time of application.

Undergraduate Degrees with Completion Options

Several programs provide working adults the opportunity to gain an undergraduate degree through evening and, in some cases, weekend courses.  An adult who has an associate degree or earned college credits may complete an undergraduate degree in one of the following disciplines:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Science in Technical Communication

Other degree programs are available for adult students but may not be completed solely through evening classes.

The following documents must be submitted for enrollment in these programs:

  1. A completed admission application.
  2. A transcript(s) of all previously completed college work.
  3. High school transcripts (if less than 24 semester credits of college work).

All documents submitted to MSOE for consideration of admission become property of MSOE and will not be returned to the applicant at any time.

Upon receipt of these documents, the applicant’s prior college work will be reviewed by the various academic departments and the applicant will be granted:

  1. Full acceptance. The student is accepted directly into his/her desired program of study.
  2. Denied admittance. Applicants denied admission to MSOE may appeal the decision, either in writing or in person, by contacting the Enrollment Management Department.
  3. Non-matriculated status: The student has not been accepted into a program of study but may take up to three courses for one quarter. At the end of the quarter the student must have earned a 2.50 grade point average to be considered for full acceptance or must have completed or submitted any outstanding documents or requirements so an admission decision may be finalized.
  4. Non-degree status: The student has not been accepted into a program of study but may complete up to 30 credits in their area(s) of interest.

Transfer of Grades and Courses

  1. Students transferring to MSOE will establish an MSOE grade point average after their first term of attendance. A student’s previous college grade point average will not be transferable.
  2. A course grade of “C” or better is required to be considered for transfer.
  3. All past academic work is evaluated on an individual basis with respect to courses that appear in the most recent MSOE catalog for the program to which the individual is applying, except for course work in programs where MSOE has specific articulated agreements (in which case the evaluation is per provisions in the applicable agreement).
  4. Transfer credit evaluations are prepared by the chairperson of the academic department or school who oversees the academic program into which the student is transferring.* Transfer credit is considered provisional until the student’s subsequent MSOE course work confirms that he/she is sufficiently prepared for subsequent courses. Appeal of transfer credit evaluations should be made to the Registrar’s Office.
  5. Credit for military service or work experience is determined by conference and/or examination by the academic chairperson responsible for the material.
  6. Residency Requirements: At least 40 percent of the total bachelor’s degree credits must be earned in residence at MSOE. In addition, 45 of the last 90 quarter credits, including senior design or capstone course specified for the major, must be earned in residence. MSOE Advanced Credit Examinations, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and College Level Examination (CLEP) are not considered credits earned in residence.

* The decision for specific course transfer is determined by the chairperson from the department that offers the course.

Nonimmigrant International Undergraduate Admission

To be considered for admission, students must:

  1. Complete an admission application.
  2. Demonstrate their English proficiency by providing official TOEFL or IELTS test results or by providing proof of graduation from a qualifying ESL program. The minimum test score requirements are:

TOEFL Internet-Based - 82 with a minimum band score of 19
TOEFL Paper - 553
TOEFL Computerized - 217
IELTS - 6.5 with a minimum band score of 6.0

  1. Submit original transcripts of all secondary and post-secondary school academic work, including detailed grades and a certified English language translation if transcripts are not issued in English.
  2. Include a copy of a valid passport.
  3. Attach the original signature sheet to the application.
  4. Provide an official completed certification of financial responsibility showing funds available for the first year of study.
  5. Students transferring from a school in the United States must submit an International Student Transfer Form, completed by their international student advisor.

All documents submitted to MSOE for consideration of admission become property of MSOE and will not be returned to the applicant at any time.

After all these documents have been received, an applicant’s entire file will be reviewed for admission. A student may receive:

  1. Full acceptance: A student is accepted directly into his/her desired program of study. Some ESL requirements may need to be satisfied based on the student’s TOEFL/IELTS score.
  2. Conditional admission: A student is accepted to his or her desired program of study, but still needs to either complete an approved intensive ESL program or submit a qualifying TOEFL or IELTS score. Contact the Admission Office for a list of approved ESL programs.
  3. Denied admission: A student is denied admittance based on academic information supplied at the time of application.

English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) Program

The ESL Program works with all MSOE Academic Programs, faculty, and staff to ensure the success of all International students on campus.

  • The Intensive Academic ESL program prepares conditionally admitted international students whose native language is not English for academic success in the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Course work provides a framework to accelerate and support student’s mastery of academic content and language skills in all four-language areas and is aligned to the European Curriculum Framework. 
  • International students may be accepted into a degree program at MSOE, but may have a language proficiency that is slightly below the minimum required level. In this case, students are enrolled in two MSOE undergraduate credit classes and two to three ESL classes including Academic Research Skills.