College Admissions for Engineering and Technology

by Donald G. Dickason, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid; Cornell Univ., Ithaca, N.Y.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1976, Vol. 46, Issue 2, Pg. 60-63

Document Type: Feature article


College admissions in general, and entry into programs of engineering and technology have always been less than fully understood processes. By considering the process from the students' perspective, and by understanding some of the other-than-institutional constraints on those perspectives and potentialities, it is possible to define the means by which an admissions process can be proactive in assuring quality and quantity of engineering interest. The student centered responsibility within the admissions process emphasizes the focus necessary for an effective program.

Subject Headings: Colleges and universities | Engineering education | Quality control | Students

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