Admission to Engineering

Admission to the College

Current MSU students who are under 56 credits and have declared a degree-granting engineering major (Engineering Exploratory is not a degree-granting major) are admitted to the College of Engineering as soon as they have met the following requirements:

  • Completion of at least 28 credits earned after matriculation to Michigan State University (AP, Dual Enrollment, CLEP, IB, A-Level credits do not count toward the 28).
  • Completion of Mathematics 132 and 133 with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course.
  • A minimum grade-point average of 2.0 in all mathematics courses.
  • Completion of Chemistry 141 or 151 for all majors except Computer Science (Chemical Engineering students must take CEM151)
  • Completion of Physics 183 or 183B.
  • Completion of a technical computing class, based on intended major
    • Computer Science 231 for Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Mechanical Engineering majors only.
    • Computer Science 220 for Electrical Engineering majors only
    • Engineering 102 for Applied Engineering Sciences, Biosystems Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering
  • Completion of Engineering 100.
  • Attain the specific combination (combo) GPA requirements for their declared major (Click here to find out how to calculate your combo GPA.)  
    • 3.1 - Mechanical Engineering
    • 3.0 - Applied Engineering Sciences
    • 2.9 - Biosystems Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering


    Current MSU students who are over 56 credits and seeking admission to Engineering are held to the same requirements as above, but must fill out the application to be considered for admission.  Please click link below to access application

    For students currently at Michigan State University, seeking admission to Engineering, please click here for admission to the College for Spring Semester 2019.

    (Please note this link is only active between the 3rd-15th weeks each semester, and may periodically be unavailable.)


    Looking to transfer from your current college/university to MSU?

    Transferring to Michigan State University is competitive, but all of our majors accept transfer students each year.  Highly qualified students wishing to be an MSU Spartan engineer are encouraged to apply!  Most admission decisions will be made in late January and February.  Therefore, priority is usually given to early applicants.  Students interested in transferring to MSU as an engineering major should contact Mr. Drew Kim at (517) 353-7282 to make an appointment.

    Transfer students must apply to MSU via the Office of Admissions process.  Please visit our Future Engineers website for specific admission requirements for transfer students.

    Transfer students with junior standing who entered majors other then engineering must complete at least 12 credits of Michigan State University courses to be admitted to a major in the College of Engineering, including at least 6 credits in mathematics, physical and biological sciences, and engineering for freshmen and sophomores, and at least 10 credits in mathematics, physical and biological sciences, and engineering for juniors and seniors.  These students are then considered for admission to an engineering major based on MSU grades using the criteria for internal students.