Pioneering Academics > Undergraduate Programs > Application and Admission > Freshman Status
Eligibility: To meet minimum eligibility criteria each applicant to the CNSE Nanoscale Engineering or Nanoscale Science Program must complete or have completed the following courses and curricula with superior performance by the time they enter the program:
- Four years of high school mathematics through pre-calculus
- Four years of high school science to include a minimum of one course each in: biology, chemistry, and physics
- The standard high school curriculum in English, social science, humanities, and foreign languages
The standard eligibility for consideration will be a minimum HSGPA of 87.5% and a minimum SAT of 1320 (1600 scale) and/or a minimum ACT of 29. Exceptions to the standard eligibility may be made based on individual achievement and/or unique skills or experience.
Students applying to the Nanoscale Engineering or Nanoscale Science Program who are enrolled in high schools where English is not the primary language of instruction must present a minimum TOEFL IBT score of 100, or IELTS score of 7.6 in addition to the criteria above. A student applying as an international student may access application information at www.albany.edu/admissions/step_international.php.
Application and Admission: Students applying to the University at Albany in the freshman category who demonstrate documented scholarly excellence and academic interest in nanoscale engineering or nanoscale science could be offered an opportunity for direct freshman admission to the CNSE Nanoscale Engineering or Nanoscale Science Program. Applicants file the standard SUNY application available at www.albany.edu/admissions/step_apply.php.
In addition, each applicant must submit a brief, personally written statement of purpose that addresses the reasons s/he wishes to enter the CNSE nanoscale science program - the essay form is available below. CNSE written statement of purpose form
Decisions regarding direct freshman admission to the Nanoscale Engineering or Nanoscale Science major will be made by CNSE. Offers of admission will be made directly by CNSE to the applicant.
* Students completing the SUNY Application when applying to the CNSE program can elect to indicate: Nanoscale Science (2148) Bachelors OR Nanoscale Engineering (2196) Bachelors