Admissions:: Transfer & Second Degree Students
The Grove School of Engineering welcomes transfer students from all over the world, and invites you to investigate our TRACC program (Transfer Recruitment and Achievement at City College). For more information on TRACC, contact the Grove School of Engineering Office of Student Programs.
||From other CUNY colleges
Graduates of CUNY community colleges are automatically eligible to enter City College and will receive at least 64 transfer credits, although it is possible that not all credits will apply to the degree. Community college students who wish to enter CCNY before graduation must have spent at least two full semesters (one year) at the community college and have a minimum GPA of 2.0. For admission to the School of Enngineering all students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and have completed calculus with a C grade or higher. Students from a CUNY senior college may transfer to CCNY at any time. In all cases, normal admission procedures must be followed; contact CCNY Admissions for full information. In terms of CUNY entrance exams, we will accept your previous reading and writing scores but you will have to retake the math test. (The reason is that CCNY takes the standard CUNY math test and adds 40 questions.) In terms of transfer credit evaluation, refer to Transfer Credit Evaluation.
From non-CUNY colleges
You are required to hav a G.P.A of at least 2.5 and have completed calculus with a grade of C or better. For complete information, refer to CCNY Admissions.
A sealed transcript must be sent from all of your previous colleges for you to be considered for admission as a transfer student to the address listed on the application form. (Under certain circumstances, CCNY Admissions will accept official transcripts hand-carried by the student in a sealed envelope.) If the transcript does not list grades, a "marks" sheet will also be required. For transcripts in a language other than English, you will need to provide an English translation by a certified translator. All transfer students from a non-CUNY college must take all three CUNY entrance exams (see Tests Required for Admissions). Students from non-English-speaking countries must also pass the TOEFL exam; minimum passing score is 500. Students who do not pass TOEFL will not be admitted to any senior CUNY college, but will be allowed to take intensive English courses at certain CUNY community colleges.
Transfer credit evaluation
The Office of Admissions conducts transfer evaluations for credits earned at previous institutions for students with 44 credits or fewer. Evaluation for students with 45 or more credits are conducted by the School of Engineering, Office of Student affairs. Students must supply course descriptions of all courses taken at other schools. You will receive an official transfer credit evaluation during your first semester here.
Transfer credits and residency requirements
No matter how many transfer credits you are awarded, you must take a minimum number of credits in your major at City to obtain an engineering degree. Courses taken to satify residency requirements must include all 30000-level or higher courses (excluding pilot/experimental courses). Residency requirements are based on the total number of major courses in the department's curriculum, and are listed below:
Chemical Engineering - 33 (but 6 credits may be non-ChE technical electives)
Civil Engineering - 33
Computer Science - 33
Electrical Engineering - 36
Mechanical Engineering - 36
Even if you can meet all course requirements with fewer than the listed credits, you must still meet residency requirements. For students with many transfer credits in their major, this may mean taking "extra" courses. Beyond these requirements, there is no limit to the number of transfer credits City College will accept toward your degree.
|Second Degree Students
||If you already have a bachelor's degree, you may be able to obtain a second bachelor's degree, in engineering, as long as your City degree is different from your first degree. For example, you cannot come with a degree in Civil Engineering from one college and study for a degree in Civil Engineering here at City.
In the School of Engineering, the transcripts of all second-degree students end up at the desk of the Associate Dean for Engineering Academic Standards. The Dean has sole authority to determine the student's program at City College, waive or require entrance exams, etc. Alone or in consultation with others, the Dean will develop a list of all the course requirements (called a "contract") for each second-degree student. This is the program you must follow to obtain your degree.
Note to foreign students: We are occasionally asked by newcomers to this country to "validate" or "certify" an engineering degree received outside the United States. We cannot do this, nor, as stated above, can we give you a second degree in your original major. If this is your situation, we suggest that you visit Graduate Engineering (Steinman Rm. 152, telephone 212-650-8030) to investigate entering our masters program.