School of Engineering First-year Applicants


If you are applying to Rutgers as a high school student, you are considered a first-year student applicant. Each year, the School of Engineering admits high school seniors from among those who have completed the application for admission to Rutgers University-New Brunswick. The information below will guide you as you prepare for your college engineering career at Rutgers.

First-year Engineering Student Entrance Requirements (U.S. and International)

  • English: 4 years
  • Foreign Language: None required
  • Mathematics: 4 years, including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-calc or higher
  • Science: 1 year each of Physics; 1 year each of Chemistry
  • Other Courses: 6 academic courses (computer programming recommended)
  • Total: 16 academic courses
  • Note for first-year applicants: If you have completed precalculus before your senior year, we recommend that you take calculus in your senior year.
  • More information on high school requirements

Other Factors We Consider

  • Quality of academic program
  • Scores on SAT and ACT exams*
  • Class Rank
  • Extracurricular Activities

To Apply

Students must submit an online application for admission through Rutgers Admissions.

Priority Application Deadlines for Fall Admission

  • Early Action: November 1
  • Regular Decision: December 1

More Information for Rutgers First-Year Applicants

If you are admitted…Congratulations!

Once you are admitted, after you accept the offer of admission online via Rutgers Admissions (indicating you'll be attending the School of Engineering) and after you send in your deposit, the Office of Admissions will send your file and transcripts to the Office of Academic Services for an official transfer credits evaluation. 

Academic Course Credits

AP and other credits:  Students may be awarded credits through the combination of Advanced Placement examination and other course equivalent credits. Note that the School of Engineering does not accept the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) for credits. Find out more>>

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Contact Information

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