Engineering Dual Degree Agreement with NCSU College of Engineering
This agreement establishes a plan whereby an undergraduate student will attend Meredith College (MC) for approximately three years and then attend North Carolina State University's (NCSU) College of Engineering for approximately two years.After successful completion of the admission, transfer, and academic requirements of both institutions, as summarized below, the student will be awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in a discipline (listed below) from MC and a Bachelor of Science degree in one of the available corresponding engineering specialties from NCSU.
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
North Carolina State University
Admission to Meredith College
- Any student who meets the general admission requirements of MC is eligible to participate in this program. However, preferences will be given to students with a strong background in mathematics and the sciences.
- Students are encouraged to enroll in this program during Summer Registration before the first semester of their freshman year; they should declare their MC major during their first semester at Meredith and choose as an advisor the Engineering Program Coordinator at MC.
- Students who enroll into this program during or after their first semester at Meredith may have to extend their time to complete the two degrees. Alternative solutions to meeting the requirements of the program may be suggested by the Engineering Program Coordinator at MC.
- Students can transfer from other colleges and universities into this program at MC and receive credit for the equivalent courses common to the MC and NCSU curriculum. The equivalencies will be determined and communicated to the student by the Engineering Program Coordinator at MC and the Coordinator of Transfers at NCSU College of Engineering.
Transfer to North Carolina State University
- Participants in this program must take (including courses in which the student is currently enrolled) a minimum of 90 semester hours at MC (and, transferred to MC from other institutions, including NCSU) before applying for transfer admission to NCSU. Note that the student must take 48 of the last 60 hours (45 of the last 60 hours for Chemical Engineering) of the engineering major at NCSU.
- Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better while at MC to continue enrollment in the program. Admission to NCSU College of Engineering is dependent on GPA and the successful completion of a set of required courses. (See College of Engineering transfer web site for a list of current requirements: http://www.engr.ncsu.edu/students/docs/transfer.html , select "Transfer Admission Requirements and Application.")
- When a dual degree student is admitted to NCSU, her transcript from MC will be evaluated and appropriate credit will be given towards the NCSU degree requirements. A current list of equivalent courses can be accessed on-line at the "NCSU Transferable Course List" at: http://www.acs.ncsu.edu/scripts/ugadmiss/trnsfcrs. The Engineering Program Coordinator at MC and the Coordinator of Transfers will remain in communication with one another regarding the evaluation of transfer courses. In order to maximize transfer credit, the student must consult the Engineering Program Coordinator at MC on a regular basis to determine which courses are applicable to their intended NCSU engineering degree.
- Students who are ready for an official transfer must submit the following package to the Engineering Program Coordinator at MC to be forwarded to NCSU:
- The completed original and one copy of NCSU's standard undergraduate transfer application.
- Official college transcripts for all college-level work completed since graduation from high school and a high school transcript.
- A recommendation from the Engineering Program Coordinator at MC.
- A check covering the application fee.
- To complete the program students must take courses as specified as requirements for graduation and for the chosen degrees in the Meredith College and NCSU catalogs. Engineering Program Coordinator at MC will assist the student in designing a 5-year plan to satisfy all requirements of both schools.
- The student is responsible for making sure that courses taken at either Meredith College or at NCSU that she expects to use to satisfy general education requirements at both schools are approved for this purpose by both schools before she takes the course. This would mean approval by the Dean of Natural and Mathematical Sciences and the Director of General Education at Meredith College and by the Coordinator of Transfers at NCSU. The Engineering Program Coordinator at MC will assist and facilitate this process.
- Courses taken at NCSU to satisfy Meredith College general education requirements must be approved by the Dean of Natural and Mathematical Sciences and the Director of General Education at Meredith College.
- If there are delays that result in a student falling behind schedule, the selected program can be extended in time without inclusion of additional courses.
- If any curriculum changes occur at either institution that could affect this program, such changes should be resolved and incorporated into the program through consultation between the two institutions.
- Any student admitted to NCSU who does not successfully complete or who elects not to complete the requirements for the NCSU degree will be eligible for readmission to MC to complete the requirements for the Bachelor's degree previously declared at MC.
- This agreement is subject to change or modification by written mutual consent between both institutions.
- Either institution may terminate this agreement by written notice to the other institution, given at least one year in advance of such termination date. It is, however, understood and agreed that any student already admitted to the Dual Degree Program at MC and specifically tracked for admission to or already admitted to the NCSU portion of the program under terms of the original agreement will be given the opportunity to complete such program, notwithstanding this termination agreement, so long as the student is and continues in good academic standing and is making progress toward completion of the program and degree.
SIGNATURES OF RESPONSIBLE AUTHORITIES AT THE COOPERATING INSTITUTIONS
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
- Associate Dean for Academic Affairs College of Engineering
- Dean, College of Engineering
- Dean, Natural and Mathematical Sciences
- Vice-President for Academic Affairs