Engineering Academic Expectations

The minimum GPA requirements for all baccalaureate degrees that would normally apply to a PLU student are not sufficient to gain guaranteed entry into an engineering school in the Dual-Degree program. Both Columbia and Washington University require a cumulative grade point average of 3.30/3.25 or higher, AND the same grade point average in mathematics, science and engineering courses. PLU’s corresponding requirements are 2.0 and C-, respectively. Students who do not meet these requirements for guaranteed entry are considered on a case-by-case basis. Although students who choose to transfer to another engineering school may be able to gain admission with slightly lower grades than those required by Columbia University and Washington-St. Louis, all prospective engineering students are well-advised to use the higher standard as a more realistic indication of what will be expected of them in the engineering school.