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    Milwaukee School of Engineering
   
 
  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
2013-14 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Enrollment Management Department



Main Office: Student Life and 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.

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 can 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 Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • 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 department chairperson 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 department 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 the IELTS test results. The minimum test score requirements are:

TOEFL Internet-Based - 79
TOEFL Paper - 550
TOEFL Computerized - 213
IELTS - 6.5

  1. Submit English language translation of transcripts of all academic work showing a minimum of 12 years of academic study, including detailed grades.
  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 based on their ability to complete an approved, intensive ESL program. 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.

Note: Accepted non-immigrant foreign applicants who do not register for classes in the designated term must return the I-20 form to MSOE . 

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

MSOE’s English-as-a-Second-Language Bridge Program provides non-native English speaking international students whose TOEFL scores range between 173-213 (computer-based), 500-550 (paper-based), or 61-78 (Internet-based), or whose IELTS scores range between 5.0 and 6.0, an opportunity to improve their communication skills that are required for study at MSOE.

These students will be dually admitted for up to a year to MSOE’s ESL program which provides language training, and their undergraduate degree program. During their time in the Bridge Program, each quarter they will take 4 ESL courses and classes carrying at least 6 undergraduate credits that count toward their degree program and graduation. Students are required to complete all ESL coursework with a score of 77% or higher, and pass all final ESL exams at the end of a term. The courses these students are enrolled in will be assigned to them, and once registered, no changes may be made.

Within that year of study, once the students are able to achieve the proof of proficiency required by MSOE to be a full-time undergraduate student (complete ESL coursework with a score of 77% or higher and pass all final ESL exams/TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 79 (Internet-based)/IELTS score of 6.5), they will be able to enroll in their degree program full-time.

Please note that by beginning in the ESL Bridge Program, it can take up to five years for students to complete their degree program.