Biomedical Engineering

Undergraduate Program in Biomedical Engineering

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Undergraduate Program in Biomedical Engineering

Applicants may be considered for admission to an undergraduate division by graduation from an accredited high school or by entrance examination.

Prospective students should obtain a University of Houston undergraduate/post-baccalaureate admission application booklet. This publication contains detailed information on application procedures.

Students will be considered for admission based on the admission requirements in effect for the semester in which they apply. Students who do not enroll for the semester for which they are approved must contact the Office of Admissions to update their application.

The Texas Success Initiative, or TSI, is a state-legislated program designed to ensure that students enrolled in public colleges and universities possess the academic skills needed to perform effectively in college level course work. TSI replaced TASP, the Texas Academic Skills Program, as of Fall semester 2003.

The Texas Success Initiative requires that students who do not meet the criteria for total exemption must take an initial diagnostic examination to provide information about their reading, mathematics, and writing skills. Each student will then proceed with specific academic choices based on the results of this initial assessment test.

Engineering majors are encouraged to take advanced placement and/or achievement tests in American history, chemistry, and English prior to admission. Course work in these areas will be waived with appropriate scores.

All entering students who have not completed any college level mathematics courses must take the math placement exam. All students who have not fulfilled their English requirements by transfer credit must present TSWE or ACT English scores or, in the case of international students, take the PENNSE exam (this is in addition to the TOEFL). Additional information on all of these exams including advance registration requirements may be obtained from the Office of Counseling and Testing 713-743-5454.

Foreign nationals who hold student (F-1) or other temporary visas are subject to requirements specified in the Admission Information or International Undergraduate Students brochure. This brochure may be obtained from the Office of Admissions.

The students are evaluated on a case by case basis and are admitted in the program in the fall semester of every academic year. The deadline for applications is June 1st.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements

This program has been attracting some very high caliber students and admissions are competitive. The average SAT scores of the students that have been given admission in the past is 1200.