Below are admission requirements for freshmen applicants and transfer students.
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Freshmen applicants who meet the admission requirements to UMBC and are prepared, by virtue of their high school background and as indicated by their placement tests, to enroll in ENGL 100, MATH 151, ENES 101 and CHEM 101 may designate chemical engineering as their major.
Once students have passed all four of the above courses with a minimum grade of "C" in each course, and with an overall grade point average of 2.5 in all four courses, they may continue with chemical engineering as their major. Students are not allowed to take any other engineering courses until this requirement is fulfilled.
Past experience has shown that for students to successfully and efficiently pursue an engineering education immediately upon graduation from high school, they should have taken three years of high school mathematics including algebra, geometry and trigonometry, one year of physics and one year of chemistry. Students should also have obtained an SAT score of 1200 with a minimum of 600 on the quantitative test.
Transfer students will be admitted into Chemical Engineering upon completion of 28 transferable college credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the core courses equivalent to ENGL 100, ENES 101, MATH 151, CHEM 101 and all physics, chemistry, mathematics and engineering courses that are included for transfer credit.