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2010-2012 Undergraduate Catalog
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The College of Engineering follows the admission and retention standards set by the University and reserves the right to change policies, procedures, degree requirements, schedules, courses offered, and other standards in light of circumstances that may arise after the publication of this catalog.

Admission as a Freshman Student

A student who meets the criteria for admission to The University of Alabama as a freshman student is eligible for admission to the College of Engineering. Specific information about these criteria is available from The University of Alabama, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Box 870132, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0132; (205) 348-5666 or toll-free 1-800-933-BAMA in the continental United States.

Entering freshmen may enroll in specific degree programs, or they may enroll as undesignated engineering students. Differences in students’ abilities and in the degree of their preparation make it necessary for each student to begin work in chemistry, mathematics, and English at the level determined by placement tests offered by the departments of chemistry, English, and mathematics. Grade points earned in preparatory courses are counted in the grade point average, but hours earned for such courses may not be applied to the requirements for a degree.

Admission as a Transfer Student

A student seeking to transfer to the College of Engineering from another college or university must have an official transcript sent directly to the UA Office of Undergraduate Admissions from each college or university previously attended. A grade point average of “C” (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better for all college-level work attempted is required for admission to the University and to the College. Transferred courses will be applied as appropriate to a student’s degree program. Courses where a grade of “D” was earned will not be applied if the course is a prerequisite to another course required for the student’s degree program. The authority to apply or to deny transferred credit rests with the College.

Transfers from two-year colleges. A maximum of 50 percent of the total number of hours required for an undergraduate degree in the College of Engineering may be taken at two-year colleges and applied toward graduation requirements. All courses for which credit is to be transferred must be of essentially the same quality as the equivalent courses at The University of Alabama.

Transfers from senior colleges and universities. Courses transferred from institutions accredited by ABET will be accepted within the broad limits of the graduation requirements of the College and the University. Students seeking to transfer credit from institutions not accredited by ABET or by a regional or national accrediting agency may be granted transfer credit on a provisional basis. Consult the Director of Engineering Student Services or the UA Office of Undergraduate Admissions for more information.

Transfers from other UA divisions. Students who have earned fewer than 45 semester hours may transfer to the College of Engineering if they satisfy the University of Alabama Scholastic Progress Standard (see the Academic Records and General Academic Policies section of this catalog). A student who has earned 45 or more semester hours must have an overall grade average of at least 2.0 (“C”) on a 4.0 scale, and an average of at least 2.0 (“C”) on a 4.0 scale for a minimum of 12 semester hours at The University of Alabama. Credit that another division of the University previously accepted for transfer from another institution will be reevaluated by the College of Engineering when a student transfers into the College from within the University.


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