A GUIDE FOR TRANSFER STUDENTSKettering University
YOU’RE DIFFERENT. WE’RE DIFFERENTYou’re a problem solver. You learn with your mind and your hands. And whether you’re interested in engineering, math, science, or business, you’re ready to do stuff now. We like that about you.
Here’s what you’ll like about us:
WE’RE BIG ON SMALLMost classes and labs have fewer than 20 students, and are taught by professors, not teaching assistants. The work is focused: we go deep in the areas that will have the highest demand in a technology-driven world. It’s pretty intense, but we promise you’ll never be bored.
WE’VE THROWN OUT THE ACADEMIC CALENDARMost universities have semesters or quarters. At Kettering, life is divided into two parts: academic terms of on-campus study, and work terms at a company that connects to your degree program. So, you’re never just a student at Kettering. You’re also making your mark in the professional world.
WE’RE ALL ABOUT EXPERIENCEKettering is the only undergraduate program that requires every student participate in cooperative education or experiential learning. The result is great value - now and later. Historically, 98% of our graduates are offered full-time jobs with above average salaries or are accepted to graduate school by graduation. admissions.kettering.edu/transfer
TIMING AND PLANNINGOur Transfer Admissions staff can help you start planning as soon as you become interested in Kettering. We can assist you with course selection and help you plan for the smoothest transition possible, as well as help you write a resume and prepare for interviews. Students who need foundation courses before enrolling in transferable courses should seek the advice of both Kettering staff and the college they are attending.
Formal Transfer Guide sheets are available for students attending colleges with which Kettering has established articulation agreements. The “Course Equivalency System” can be helpful for students attending other colleges, but is limited to courses recently evaluated by Kettering faculty.
Bachelor degree programs:• Applied Mathematics• Applied Physics• Biochemistry• Bioinformatics• Business Administration• Chemical Engineering• Chemistry• Computer Engineering• Computer Science• Electrical Engineering• Engineering Physics• Industrial Engineering• Mechanical Engineering• Dual degree programs are available
to all majors• A dual Bachelors/Masters degree is
Master degree programs:• Business Administration (MBA)• Engineering• Engineering Management• Information Technology• Manufacturing Management• Manufacturing Operations• Operations Management
CAMPUS VISITSThe best way to learn about Kettering is to see it first hand. To schedule a campus visit, contact the Admissions Office at (800) 955-4464, ext. 7865 or register online at admissions.kettering.edu/visit.
ADMISSION PREPARATION AND TRANSFER OF CREDITSWith the special nature of Kettering’s degree programs, preparation in math and science is particularly important. Transfer students must meet the same academic requirements as freshmen.
Kettering awards credit for work completed elsewhere on a course-by-course basis. Only courses equivalent to those required in Kettering’s curriculum can transfer. The “Recommended Courses” list identifies freshman and sophomore level courses generally transferable to Kettering. It is a basic guide only. A grade of “C” or better must be earned in order for a class to transfer.
Required courses can be taken in high school or college. Transfer admission can be based solely on college records if more than 30 credit hours have been completed and include the relevant math and science courses. Business majors can present eight credits of lab science, which can include one semester of Biology combined with Chemistry and/or Physics.
Detailed curriculum outlines and descriptions of Kettering courses are available online and in the academic catalog. University faculty can evaluate any course for possible transfer credit that may be equivalent in content and rigor to one that is required in a Kettering degree program.
*BSBA majors only need Calculus I and BBA majors are not required to take Calculus**Course suitable for all degree programs
Required Courses:• Algebra• Geometry• Trigonometry• Two years of Lab Science (one must
be Physics or Chemistry - both are recommended for all degrees except BBA, which requires two years of Science)
• Three years of English
Recommended courses:• Calculus I and II* • Calculus III (multivariate) and
Differential Equations (all majors except business)
• General Chemistry I with Lab (AM, EC, IE, ME majors)
• General Physics I and II with Lab - physics must be Calculus-based**
• Economics - Macro or Micro**• Written and Oral Communication or
English Composition**• Humanities, One course - Philosophy,
Literature, etc.**• Social Science, One course -
Sociology, Geography, World History, etc.**
• JAVA or C++ (CS and CE majors)• Engineering Graphical
Communication (CAD) - must use Unigraphics software ( IE & ME majors)
APPLYING TO KETTERINGApplications are reviewed throughout the year. Admission decisions are typically rendered within two weeks from the time all information has been received. Applications remain active for one year.
Get in touch with Roger Smith, Associate Director of Transfer Admissions by email at [email protected] or toll free at 1-800-955-4464, ext. 9834 and let him know your plans to apply to Kettering.
Required of all students:• An application for admission• Official college transcripts• A list of courses in progress, and their descriptions• A high school transcript
Required of some students:• ACT/SAT scores if you have earned less than 30 college credit hours at the time you
Optional for all students:• A cover letter if you have special circumstances you believe we should consider
when making a decision on your application for admission• Letters of recommendation
FINANCIAL RESOURCESKettering University is one of the best educational investments you can make for yourself! Kettering is devoted to the success of its students, and wants to invest in you! In fact, we offer generous scholarship packages specifically for transfer students.
A Kettering education can be affordable - our Financial Aid staff can show you how. Below are just some of the financial resources available to transfer students.
Co-op and Experiential Learning Income: The income from student employment is a major financial resource for Kettering students. The income students earn during their periods of full-time employment is often used to pay expenses. Wages vary by class standing, major, and employer. In a recent Co-op and Wage Benefit Survey, average hourly wages were: Freshman: $13.54; Sophomore $14.73; Junior: $15.68; and Senior: $16.88. (Based on survey results of 178 companies.)
Need-Based Aid: Transfer students are eligible for all normal forms of need-based financial aid and university grants. The FAFSA is required to apply for financial aid.
Merit Scholarships: Transfer students are eligible for Kettering Transfer Merit Scholarships. Criteria varies. All accepted students are considered for Merit Awards.
2012 INCOMING TRANSFER STUDENT MERIT SCHOLARSHIPSKettering Merit Scholarships reward academic excellence and hard work. All accepted applicants who meet the following criteria will receive a Kettering Merit Scholarship soon after they have been academically accepted.
Kettering Incoming Transfer Student Scholarships*
$15,000 Phi Theta Kappa ScholarshipStudents with a GPA of 3.5 or above, 30 credit hours (minimum) and are a member of Phi Theta Kappa, will receive an annual award of $15,000.
$9,000 Merit ScholarshipStudents with a GPA of 3.5 or above and 24 credit hours (minimum) will receive an annual award of $9,000.
$5,000 Merit ScholarshipStudents with a GPA of 3.0-3.49 and 24 credit hours (minimum) will receive an annual award of $5,000.
$1,000 Armen Oumedian ScholarshipAnnual award of $1,000 to transfer students from Grand Rapids Community College. Apply online at www.egrant.org and/or www.grfoundation.org. Restrictions apply.
Kettering Merit Scholarships may be partly funded through the support of gifts from our generous benefactors. Kettering University also awards need-based aid. In addition, a student’s earnings from professional co-op can help off-set the costs associated with a student’s education.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Nearly 98% of the 2011 entering class received financial aid or scholarships. For this reason, all families are encouraged to file a Free Application For Financial Aid (FAFSA) to take advantage of the University’s need-based aid and state and federal gift aid.
*Not applicable to international students