College of Engineering Requirements

What qualifications do I need in order to be accepted into the College of Engineering?

Transfer Applicants

Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA overall to be considered for admission into the College of Engineering. Competitive applicants for transfer admission will have completed the engineering prerequisite courses at their current school with a letter grade of a "C" or better.

A list of the prerequisite courses required to transfer can be found on the Michigan Engineering website. Departmental credit is not accepted for transfer admission. Using the Transfer Credit Equivalency Database, please ensure that your prerequisite coursework is directly equivalent to the U-M course, and not Departmental credit. In addition, the prerequisite courses cannot be filled by placement exams administered at other institutions.

If you have questions about the transfer admissions process to the College of Engineering, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions transfer team at


First-year Applicants

Our admissions criteria are based on the strength of your academic preparation to pursue an engineering degree. The requirements also help assure each student who is accepted has the interest and motivation to be successful.

The application review focuses on:

  • The strength of your college preparatory background, including the degree of difficulty of courses selected (with special emphasis on mathematics and science)
  • The record of academic achievement
  • Special or unique accomplishments
  • ACT or SAT scores, if available
  • TOEFL, MELAB, or IELTS results (for international students)

No special class rank, grade point average, test score, or other qualification by itself will assure admission. We look at applications holistically, considering academics, extracurriculars, community engagement, and more. Find out what makes a strong application on the Michigan Engineering website.

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