School of Engineering

Admission to Major Standing

Admission to major standing in the B.S.E. program is competitive and requires a secondary application. Admission is required prior to beginning the mandatory co-op program and before taking upper division courses (300 and 400 level courses). Applicants must meet at least the following: (1) a GPA of 2.7 or above in the engineering fundamentals course sequence, (2) completion of each course in the engineering fundamentals course sequence with a grade of C (2.0) or above, and (3) completion of EGR 289 in preparation for placement in cooperative engineering education. Transfer students must also complete at least eight semester hours of engineering courses at Grand Valley before they can be admitted to major standing.

The School of Engineering course repeat policy for admission is as follows: Admission GPA will be calculated on the basis of no more than one repeat per required course in the pre- emphasis engineering fundamentals course sequence. Once admitted to major standing in the B.S.E. program, students are expected to devote sufficient time to complete the work assigned in each course. Students are expected to maintain the highest ethical standards at all times.


Students must apply directly to the School of Engineering before the last day of classes of the fall semester of the academic year in which they are seeking admission to major standing. Applications are made online, and require the submission of a short essay. Use the link below to access the application form. Notifications of admission are issued no later than the second week of the winter semester.

Application to Major Standing

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