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Admission Criteria for degrees in

Civil Engineering & Mechanical Engineering

For information about general CCSU admissions standards please visit CCSU Admissions.  In addition to regular CCSU admissions standards, the undergraduate Mechanical and Civil Engineering programs have the following requirements:

First Year Students
  • Students must be ready to enroll in Calculus I (MATH 152).  This requirement can be met by any of the following:

    • Earning both a Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Mathematics score of 620 or higher and a grade of B or better in a two-semester high school pre-calculus or calculus course. Both the SAT of 620 and the high school course are required. Students can take the SAT test more than once,

    • Earning a score of 3 or better on the Calculus AB or Calculus BC Advancement Placement exam. (For AP score equivalency please visit CCSU AP Equivalencies),

    • Earning a sufficiently high score on CCSU's Mathematics Placement Exam.  The exam is given by CCSU’s Learning Center. For more information call (860) 832-1900, or visit the Learning Center - Placement Testing.

  • Students must be ready to enroll in Enhanced Introduction to College Writing (ENG 105) or Introduction to College Writing (ENG 110). This requirement can be met by any of the following:

    • Earning a Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Writing score of 550 or higher,

    • Earning an ACT English score of 23 or higher,

    • Earning a score of 3 or better on the "English Language and Composition" or "English Literature and Composition" Advancement Placement exam. (For AP score equivalency please visit CCSU AP Equivalencies),
    • Earning a 5 or higher on the CCSU Essay Placement Exam.  The exam is given by CCSU's Learning Center. For more information call (860) 832-1900, or visit the Learning Center - Placement Testing.

Transfer Students
  • Students must be ready to enroll in Calculus I (MATH 152). This requirement can be met by:

    • Any of the above requirements for first year students, OR
    • Credit transfer from an accredited two-year of four-year higher education institution of a Pre-Calculus course and a Trigonometry course with grades of C- or higher, or a combined Trigonometry/Pre-calculus course with a grade of C- or higher, or a Calculus course with a grade of C- or higher. (subject to equivalency evaluation of the courses). For additional transfer credit equivalency information see CCSU's Transfer Equivalency Database.

  • Students must be ready to enroll in Enhanced Introduction to College Writing (ENG 105) or Introduction to College Writing (ENG 110). This requirement can be met by:

    • Any of the above requirements for first year students, OR

    • Credit transfer from an accredited two-year or four-year higher education institution of an English course equivalent to ENG 105 OR ENG 110 with a grade of C or higher (subject to equivalency evaluation by CCSU's English Department).

Graduates of the "Engineering Science" program from Connecticut Community Colleges

CT Community College students who successfully complete the  full "Engineering Science" program and earn their Associates Degree, will be automatically admitted to either the Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering program.

CT Community college students who have not completed the full "Engineering Science" program will be considered as regular transfer students, subject to the additional admissions requirements for transfer students explained above.

Admission Criteria for degrees in 

Mechanical Engineering Technology and Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Admissions to these programs is governed by regular CCSU admissions requirements.

 

 


For any additional information or to ask any questions please contact CCSU's Admissions Office at 860 832-2278.

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