Undergraduate: Admission

Getting into the Grove School of Engineering

The most important fact about getting into the Grove School of Engineering at The City College of New York is also the most obvious one: first you have to get into The City College.  To apply, and for most admissions information,  click here>>

If the Admissions Office cannot answer your engineering-specific questions, the Grove School's Office of Undergraduate Affairs, or the staff advisor listed there for the program you are interested in, may be able to help.


Freshman Admission

Students are considered for freshman admission to the GSOE if they have completed a minimum of 15 units (year-long) of high school courses with an overall average of 85% or better, including:

  • Four years of high school mathematics, including precalculus, with a grade average of 80% or better;

  • Three years of science, including
    • One year of physics, with a  grade of 80% or better, and
    • One year of chemistry, with a grade of 80% or better;
      (the physics and chemistry requirements may each be substituted by a year-long college-level non–calculus-based course) and
  • Two years of English.

Applicants to GSOE are required to submit SAT scores as part of their application.


Transfer and Second-Degree Students

Students who have already taken college courses:  The Grove School of Engineering welcomes transfer students from all over the world.  For further information, click here>>


Skills Assessment Policy

As part of the admissions process to City College (in compliance with CUNY guidelines), students are required to demonstrate their competence in reading, writing, and mathematics.  For details, click here>>