Applying for the ME Professional Program

Apply to the ME Professional Program by July 1, 2017 for Fall 2017 Admission

The next application deadline is July 1, 2017 for Fall 2017 admission.  The online application will be available no later than June 1, 2017 with a link on this page.  If you have questions or concerns about the application process, email the Undergraduate Advisor Miriam Busch (mbusch@byu.edu).

Application Requirements

  1. You must receive a grade in the following courses before applying. The Application GPA upon which admissions decisions are made will be determined by equally weighting the GPA from these graded classes.  (See policies below regarding AP courses, transfer courses, and old ME curriculum courses.)
    • The first physics course taken at BYU from the sequence PHSCS 121, PHSCS 123
    • The first math course taken at BYU from the sequence MATH 112, 113, 302, 303, 313, 314, 334.
    • The first mechanics course taken at BYU from the sequence ME EN 101, CE EN 203, CE EN 204.
    • ME EN 191 at BYU (PASS Grade required)
  1. Submit the required online application by the appropriate deadline:
    • By February 1 for Spring Term admission
    • By July 1 for Fall Semester admission
    • By October 1 for Winter Semester admission

Admissions Policies

  • AP Courses:  BYU Credit for AP exams can fulfill graduation requirements.  However, since there is no grade assigned to AP courses, they cannot be used to calculate the Application GPA.  For purposes of calculating the Application GPA, students must either (a) take the next course in the physics, math, or mechanics sequence or (b) take the BYU equivalent course. 
  • Transfer Courses:  If students have transferred equivalent courses from an ABET-accredited program, the grades from the transferred courses can be used in calculating the Application GPA.  Alternatively, students may take the BYU equivalent course.  Credit for non-ABET-accredited courses can count toward graduation, but cannot be used to calculate the Admissions GPA.  Students must either (a) take the BYU equivalent course or (b) take the next course in the sequence.  See Transfer Students for more information.
  • BYU Courses from the old ME Curriculum (Prior to Fall 2015).  Under the old curriculum, a different set of physics and mechanics courses were used in calculating the Application GPA. As of Fall 2015 Me En 101 must be taken instead of Ce En 103. 
  • Acceptance Criteria:  More than 200 students are granted acceptance to the professional program each year based on the Application GPA. Students may apply for admission more than once; however, each course may be retaken only ONE time.  When a course is retaken, the higher grade will be used to calculate the Application GPA. 

Admission Statistics

Semester

Acceptance GPA

Winter 2014

3.30

Spring 2014

3.35

Fall 2014

3.00

Winter 2015

3.00

Spring 2015

3.23

Fall 2015

3.08

Winter 2016

3.13

Spring 2016

3.33

Fall 2016

3.47

Winter 2017

3.33

Spring 2017

3.23