Student applying for admission to a higher education institution for the first time are classified as freshman applicants. All students applying for admission to the freshman class at the Polytechnic University-Orlando Campus must meet the following requirements.
High School applicants must have a minimum grade point average depending of the program of interest, see table below:
H.S. GPA Index
Students submitting GED test results, in order for it to reflect our institutional requirement, students must have a minimum score of 560 in mathematics section for any Engineering Program and 520 in Science. Business students must receive a minimum overall score of 2,250 or higher.
Transfer students applying for admission to Polytechnic University-Orlando Campus must meet the following requirements.
An applicant who has studied at an institution of higher education may apply for admission as a transfer student. They will be favorably considered for all academic work completed with a grade of “C” or higher at each prior institution provided that they are of equal or higher credit hours.
A transfer applicant will have to appeal to the Admissions Committee in order to be considered if he/she is on disciplinary probation, suspension or dismissal from the previous institution.
Any undergraduate student applying for admission to Polytechnic University – Orlando Campus should know that only two thirds of the total number of credits required for the degree can be awarded as transfer credits, including no more than half of the specialization’s credit requirements. The courses and credits that will be transferred to a student for the program they are enrolling in will be based on the academic program requirement. Transferred grades will not be used for the evaluation of her/his Grade Point Average. All transfer students must complete at Polytechnic University no less than 65% of the credits required for graduation in order to be eligible for academic honors.
Internal Transfer Students – Students transferred between Polytechnic University Campuses
All the courses and credits from the previous campus will be evaluated for program he/she is enrolling. The additional course analysis for the completion of the program will be based on the academic program requirements. However, all the attended credits under the same institution will be used to determine the student Grade Point Average.
An applicant desiring to enroll as an international student must submit the following documents:
International Applicants with Form I-20
All instruction and written work at Polytechnic University is in English. Students whose primary language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency. The standard measure of this ability is the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). The applicant should provide a minimum score of 79 (internet based test), 213 (computer based test), or 550 (paper test) to enter the regular program courses. If TOEFL or an equivalent test is not provided or does not comply with the minimum score, an English proficiency test will be given by the Admission Office to assess his/her abilities and prepare a development plan.
The University is approved by the Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) to issue a Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status for qualified international students. Following admission acceptance, the applicant must submit all documentation required by the INS. Upon approval, the Designated Student Officer (DSO) will issue the I-20 to qualified applicants following receipt of all required documents and paid registration fees for the first academic term of full-time enrollment.
Applicants who are not United States of America citizens or permanent residents must petition Polytechnic University – Orlando Campus to issue official forms required by the Bureau of Immigration and Citizenship Services (BICS). Upon completion of these forms and acceptance, these applicants will be classified as international students.
Applicants, who have studied at an institution of higher education and have been authorized to take courses at Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico to complete requirements from their institution, are classified as special students. Also, those applicants who are not interested in obtaining an academic degree from PUPR or a grade except for use as professional development course work are classified as special students. An applicant desiring to enroll as a special student must submit:
If the person wants to change this classification to a Regular Student, he or she will have to fulfill all the requirements of the Admissions Office, take the prerequisites and obtain a grade of C or higher in everyone. A Special Student does not qualify for financial aid until the classification to Regular Student has been made.
Audit Students are required to submit an admission application and pay a $50.00 non-refundable admission fee. These students are not interested in earning credit-hours toward a degree, diploma, or certificate. They may attend classes as auditors after paying the tuition fees, with authorization of the Faculty Dean and Registrar, but will not receive grades or credit for work done in any subject.
Upon acceptance at the university, all students are required to provide a copy of a current driver’s license or photo identification for placement in the files for official records.
In considering an application, the Director of Admissions of Polytechnic University-Orlando campus will take into account the scholastic record to determine qualification for admission. The University reserves the right to require further information from any applicant.
The application for admission form asks for important information, which the applicant is responsible to submit. Any false information given in the application form will be enough reason to reject said application, unless the applicant is able to prove to the Registrar or the Director of Admissions that such information was given without malice or aforethought.
Applicants with less than GPA required can request in writing, special consideration by the Admission Committee due to extenuating circumstances. Final determination is at the discretion of the Admission Committee.
Polytechnic University – Orlando Campus grants entrance to students with consideration to (when applicable):
Special attention and support is given to individuals as follows:
The institution reserves the right to admit, on a temporary status or reject, any applicant who fails to meet any criteria. The institution reserves the right for admission of any student.
Application forms for admission at Undergraduate and Graduate ProgramsOnline Application for Admission Admission Requirements
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