Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Required High School Coursework

  • 2 years of Algebra
  • 1 year of Geometry
  • 1 semester of Trigonometry or equivalent
  • 2 years of Lab Science, one must be Chemistry or Physics
  • 3 years of English

Recommended Coursework

  • Calculus or Pre-Calculus recommended (if available)
  • Computers
  • Foreign Language
  • CAD and/or Drafting

Test Scores

As of August 2020, Kettering University will be test-optional for all students applying to the 2021 or 2022 undergraduate entry terms. This change was made in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and its continuing impact on access to these exams for students around the world. Students who are able to take SAT/ACT may submit test score(s) if they feel it will benefit their standing in the admissions review process. Kettering University will continue to take a holistic approach when reviewing a student’s application. Therefore, students who choose to not submit standardized testing scores will not be negatively impacted during the review process. 

Test-Optional Application Terms

  • Summer 2021 (July Start)
  • Fall 2021 (October Start)
  • Winter 2022 (January Start)
  • Spring 2022 (April Start)
  • Summer 2022 (July Start)
  • Fall 2022 (October Start)
  • Winter 2023 (January Start)
  • Spring 2023 (April Start)

GPA

Kettering does not have a fixed formula for admission, however, we do seek students who exhibit a strong record of achievement. 

We realize that some students' records do not reflect their true abilities, so please get in touch with us at 800-955-4464 ext. 7865 if you would like to discuss your application with one of our admissions counselors.

Homeschool Students

Kettering University welcomes applications from homeschooled students. Students should submit official transcripts of grades, signed and certified by their home school instructor. Transcripts should clearly list the grade levels (9-12), course names, and the grade earned for each course. Students who have taken any courses in a formal high school or college/university setting are required to submit official transcripts from those schools as well. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will contact the student’s primary educator if additional information is needed.

Transfer Students

Students transferring to Kettering from another university should be taking 14 to 16 credits per semester of coursework similar to what is being taken by a Kettering University student. Some students may need to complete recommended science and math courses before transferring to assure proper academic preparation for Kettering. We may request to view your high school grades and ACT or SAT scores as well. For more details on applying see our Transfer Student information page.

International Students

International students should visit the International Students page for application information, deadlines and requirements.

  • Required High School Coursework

    Required High School Coursework

    • 2 years of Algebra
    • 1 year of Geometry
    • 1 semester of Trigonometry or equivalent
    • 2 years of Lab Science, one must be Chemistry or Physics
    • 3 years of English
  • Recommended Coursework

    Recommended Coursework

    • Calculus or Pre-Calculus recommended (if available)
    • Computers
    • Foreign Language
    • CAD and/or Drafting
  • Test Scores

    Test Scores

    As of August 2020, Kettering University will be test-optional for all students applying to the 2021 or 2022 undergraduate entry terms. This change was made in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and its continuing impact on access to these exams for students around the world. Students who are able to take SAT/ACT may submit test score(s) if they feel it will benefit their standing in the admissions review process. Kettering University will continue to take a holistic approach when reviewing a student’s application. Therefore, students who choose to not submit standardized testing scores will not be negatively impacted during the review process. 

    Test-Optional Application Terms

    • Summer 2021 (July Start)
    • Fall 2021 (October Start)
    • Winter 2022 (January Start)
    • Spring 2022 (April Start)
    • Summer 2022 (July Start)
    • Fall 2022 (October Start)
    • Winter 2023 (January Start)
    • Spring 2023 (April Start)
  • GPA

    GPA

    Kettering does not have a fixed formula for admission, however, we do seek students who exhibit a strong record of achievement. 

    We realize that some students' records do not reflect their true abilities, so please get in touch with us at 800-955-4464 ext. 7865 if you would like to discuss your application with one of our admissions counselors.

  • Homeschool Students

    Homeschool Students

    Kettering University welcomes applications from homeschooled students. Students should submit official transcripts of grades, signed and certified by their home school instructor. Transcripts should clearly list the grade levels (9-12), course names, and the grade earned for each course. Students who have taken any courses in a formal high school or college/university setting are required to submit official transcripts from those schools as well. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will contact the student’s primary educator if additional information is needed.

  • Transfer Students

    Transfer Students

    Students transferring to Kettering from another university should be taking 14 to 16 credits per semester of coursework similar to what is being taken by a Kettering University student. Some students may need to complete recommended science and math courses before transferring to assure proper academic preparation for Kettering. We may request to view your high school grades and ACT or SAT scores as well. For more details on applying see our Transfer Student information page.

  • International Students

    International Students

    International students should visit the International Students page for application information, deadlines and requirements.