Electrical Engineering Admissions
Stony Brook is a highly selective Research I (Carnegie Foundation classification) institution; it enrolls those students who demonstrate the intellectual curiosity and academic ability to succeed. While there is no formal deadline for freshman applicants, students are encouraged to apply for fall admission by December 1 and for spring admission by November 1. Prospective students can access the application procedures and all relevant details online at http://www.stonybrook.edu/ugadmissions/freshman/ and may submit the completed application either online or through the mail.
The criteria for admission to Stony Brook University are specified in the Undergraduate Bulletin and are published at http://www.stonybrook.edu/ugbulletin. The University’s Office of Admissions is responsible for maintaining this aspect of the Undergraduate Bulletin and for applying the published criteria in selecting students for admission to the university.
Students interested in the electrical engineering major must indicate their specific interest on the admissions application. Qualified students are admitted directly into the program. Admission to the University does not guarantee acceptance into electrical engineering. For direct admission, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions reviews applications using criteria stipulated by the CEAS (College of Engineering and Applied Sciences) faculty in 1996. This includes: (1) successful completion of a New York State Regents curriculum (as applicable) with Regents Examination grades not less than 80 in all subjects; (2) completion of four units of mathematics including Sequential Mathematics; (3) four units of science including Chemistry and Physics; (4) an unweighted high school average of 88 or higher; and (5) a combined SAT score of at least 1100 with math being at least 600. If the students are either from out of New York State or attend a NYS school that does not offer the Regents examination, final scores in math, physics and chemistry are considered.
Admission from Other Stony Brook Programs
A large number of CEAS baccalaureate graduates were admitted to their program major after completion of one or more semesters at Stony Brook, either because they did not apply earlier, did not initially meet the admission criteria, or have changed their personal goals. On-campus students apply through the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The admission criteria are based on completing at least 11 credits of required mathematics, physics, and engineering courses with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 in required courses. Students with a GPA slightly below 3.0 may petition for admission to electrical engineering. The undergraduate committee in the department considers these petitions based on the merits of each case [Application Form].
Students admitted to the electrical enginnering program complete a change of major declaration form which is signed by the Undergraduate Program Director. Students take this form the Registrar office where the change of major is recorded in the online system. Subsequently, a file is established for each newly admitted student and kept in the department.
Admission of Transfer Students
The criteria for transfer admission to Stony Brook University are specified in the Undergraduate Bulletin and are published at http://www.stonybrook.edu/ugbulletin. The University’s Office of Admissions is responsible for maintaining this aspect of the Undergraduate Bulletin and for applying the published criteria in selecting students for admission to the university.
Students, who have been registered at a regionally accredited college or university after graduating from high school, are considered transfer students for Stony Brook admission purposes. Applicants are required to have performed well in a strong academic program. If the applicant has earned fewer than 24 credits, high school transcripts must also be submitted with the application.
Transfer student applications are considered by the University’s Transfer Office. To be admitted to electrical engineering, transfer students need to have completed first year mathematics and physics courses (Calculus I and II, Physics I and II) with an average GPA of 3.0 or higher. If a transfer student is admitted to the university but not to electrical engineering, the student could still apply to electrical engineering based on courses taken at Stony Brook. The requirement for acceptance into the major is the same as the requirements for on-campus students.