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Admissions Criteria

The Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources accepts students who meet the following criteria directly into our Fundamentals of Engineering program. Admission is based on high school grade point average and math readiness. Upon successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering program, students advance to their specific major.

Criteria for Admission with Test Scores

Any student admitted for summer 2022 or later with the scores listed below will be admitted directly into the WVU Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources as an "engineering" major. This means you will start in a general first year program within our Fundamentals of Engineering Program. Once you satisfactorily complete a core set of classes, you will be able to move into the specific engineering or computer science discipline of your choice. We highly encourage you to talk with our recruitment team or set up a visit and they will be glad to help you and answer any questions.

Students seeking admission before summer 2022 should see the catalog for admission criteria.

Engineering Tack 1 Info
High School GPA Math ACT/SAT
2.50 ACT: 19
SAT: 510

Test Optional Admission Criteria

If you would like to apply without standardized test scores, you must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.50 on a 4.0 scale. Even if you apply without test scores, we still encourage you to take ACT or SAT after you are admitted to increase scholarship opportunities and for proper math placement. If you do not have standardized test scores or incoming college-level math credits, you will be strongly encouraged to take the ALEKS math placement exam prior to new student orientation in June.

Test Optional Admissions
High School GPA

Math Placement for Entering Freshmen

ACT Math Score
SAT Math Score
ALEKS Math Placement Test Score
Starting Math Class
28 660 75 Math 155
(Calculus 1)
26 610 65 Math 153
(Calculus 1 with review)
19 510 35 Math 126 (College Algebra)

Admissions will be based on the highest math sub-score submitted (ACT or SAT), and the highest GPA printed on high school transcripts.

Learn more about the ALEKS Math Placement Test

Transfer Admission Criteria

Students who wish to transfer to a Statler College program from another university are welcome and encouraged to apply. While many factors are used in the evaluation process, transfer students with 24 credits or more of college coursework must have a 2.75 minimum college-level GPA (cumulative from all institutions), with placement into at least Calculus 1. You can look at our transfer equivalencies to see the process of how your courses will be evaluated. We highly encourage you to talk with our recruitment team or set up a visit and they will be glad to help you and answer any questions about the transfer process.