2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
    Oct 26, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Admissions 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: www.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, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related disabilities), age, national origin, physical or mental disability, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics, marital 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 Admissions 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). 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.
  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.
    • Students must have a completed admissions application.
    • Students are ineligible for financial aid while on non-matriculated status.
    • Completed coursework may or may not apply towards degree requirements for graduation.
  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.
    • Students must have a completed admissions application.
    • Students are ineligible for financial aid while on non-degree status.

Transfer of Grades and Courses

MSOE is committed to welcoming transfer students into the community and supporting them through the application and transfer credit evaluation processes. Please see the Transfer Credit policy.  

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. Official ACT/SAT scores are highly recommended.
  3. Include a copy of a valid passport.
  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 international students whose native language is not English for academic success in the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Coursework 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. Successful completion of the ESL program will allow students to enter MSOE as a full-time undergraduate, graduate, or dual admission student.
  • 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.