Requirements and restrictions Cockrell School of Engineering
Freshman applicants to engineering must meet the school’s Calculus Readiness Requirement (see below).
In addition to submitting a complete application for admission, freshman applicants to the Cockrell School of Engineering should also review the following information regarding special application requirements, admission restrictions and the Calculus Readiness requirement.
- Summer/Fall Admission: Entering engineering students must begin their studies in a summer or a fall semester. Engineering majors are not available to students applying for admission to a spring semester.
- Preparation: Students interested in majoring in engineering should prepare by taking math and science courses each year of high school.
- Engineering Honors Program: Admission to the Engineering Honors Program requires the completion of an additional application.
Calculus Readiness Requirement
To be considered for admission to the Cockrell School of Engineering, you must meet the school’s calculus readiness requirement. You can show calculus readiness by submitting one of the following by the admissions deadline:
- A SAT Math score of 600 or above
- An ACT Math score of 26 or above
- An AB or BC Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus Test score of 3 or higher
- An International Baccalaureate (IB) HL or SL Mathematics score of 4 or higher
- An official college or university transcript showing credit for a college-level Calculus I (or higher) course with a grade of “C” or higher
- An ALEKS score of 80 or above
Learn More about Engineering
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