Kettering University is a top value among private colleges, ranked #1 in Michigan for ROI and recognized for offering unparalleled career preparation and practical, hands-on experience.

Requirements for Admission to Kettering


Whether you’re coming to Kettering for its established, innovative programs, student competition teams, rich student life or cutting-edge graduate-level degrees, as a student at Kettering, you’ll realize the benefits of attending from day one.
From relevant and practical coursework to unparalleled career preparation through our co-op program, Kettering has countless benefits for ambitious students in the fields of engineering, liberal arts and sciences, and computer science. Check out our requirements for admission and apply today to join Kettering at the leading edge of these industries.


Undergraduate Requirements for Admission


As an undergraduate at Kettering, you’ll experience an intellectually rigorous curriculum in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and business — and have the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in co-op. To complete your undergraduate admissions application, you’ll need:

  • Transcripts

  • Test scores (optional)

  • GPA

View suggested coursework and other undergraduate requirements for admission.

Submitting a transfer application?

Regardless of where you started college, you have a place at Kettering. Learn how Kettering can transform your future as a transfer student and view transfer planning guides for more information.

Whether you’re applying as a first-year or transfer student, Kettering offers both early action and rolling admissions applications.

Application Deadlines: Early Action

If you submit an early action admissions application, you'll receive a decision earlier than you would for a rolling admissions application. 

Early Action I Deadline: November 15

Submit your admissions application by November 15 and recieve an admissions decision by December 15.

Early Action II Deadline: January 15

Apply before January 15 to receive an admissions decision by February 15.

Rolling Admissions Information

Apply after January 15 to enroll on a space-available basis.


Kettering University Application Options for Undergraduates and Transfer Students

Submit your Kettering University application in one of two ways: via our website or the mobile Common App.

Option 1: Kettering University Application (Admissions Portal)

Use the Kettering University Admissions Portal & Applications form to apply.

Option 2: Common App

Apply as a first-year student or submit a transfer application using your account on Common App.


Graduate Application Deadlines and Requirements for Admission


You want to grow. Do. Succeed. You want to take your career to the next level or evolve personally. In Kettering’s graduate programs, you can do all of these while narrowing your expertise, refining new skills and learning from our world-class faculty.

Our graduate application deadlines vary based on the term for which you’re applying. View open application cycles and graduate application deadlines on the application for the college that houses your program.

Requirements for admission to graduate programs include:

  • Completed online application, including a Statement of Purpose
  • A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. university/college or its international equivalent
  • Transcripts from your Bachelor’s degree
  • Resume/CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores (waived in some cases)

View all graduate requirements for admission.

Submit your graduate application to one of the colleges below.

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College of Engineering

Use the EngineeringCAS when applying for the Master of Science in Engineering in the following areas:

  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mobility Systems
A Business minor can prepare students for leadership roles.

School of Management

Use the BusinessCAS application when applying for programs offered by the School of Management:

  • MBA
  • Tech MBA
  • Engineering Management
  • Operations Management
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College of Sciences & Liberal Arts

Use the GradCAS when applying for programs offered by the College of Sciences & Liberal Arts:

  • Applied Data Science and Data Analytics
Kettering University students learn about and perform research on electric vehicles.

Master of Engineering - Troy

Use the EngineeringCAS when applying for the Master of Engineering and related concentrations at Troy:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Electric Vehicle
  • Engineering
Women in STEM leadership roles are making a difference.

On Campus Certificates

Kettering University offers shorter programs for post-Bachelors degree students looking for additional Graduate-level education (a series of three classes completed in 6-9 months). These Graduate Certificates should not be confused with full Masters degree programs, however, coursework completed in a Graduate Certificate program can often be applied to a Masters degree curriculum later.

Use the Kettering University application for on-campus certificate programs:

  • Data Analytics Graduate Certificate (3 classes)
  • Technology Leadership Graduate Certificate (3 classes)
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Online Graduate Programs

Apply to Kettering University Online to experience Kettering and succeed from anywhere. Online programs include:

  • MBA (Master)
  • Data Science (Master)
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering (Master)
  • Engineering Management (Master)
  • Global Leadership (Certificate)
  • Lean Manufacturing (Master)
  • Operations Management (Master and Certificate)
  • Supply Chain (Master and Certificate)
  • Technology Leadership (Certificate)



















Why Kettering?












Unrivaled co-op program for undergraduates

Earn real money and apply concepts you learned in the classroom on the job. 

Ranked #1 in Michigan for return on investment routinely ranks Kettering University as the top school in the state for ROI. 

An established history of producing inventors and leaders

Kettering has produced countless engineers, innovators, entrepreneurs and businesspeople over its 100-year history. 

Questions About Requirements for Admission, Financial Aid or Admissions Decisions?

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