BE Admissions

Admission to the Bachelor of Engineering program is through:

BE Admissions
Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth
14 Engineering Drive
Hanover, NH 03755

Toll-free from U.S or Canada: 1-888-THAYER6 (1-888-842-9376)
All others: 603-646-2606

Application deadline: 2 terms prior to the beginning term of the BE program. The BE program plan is submitted to the BE Program Committee at the time of application.

Admission Requirements

Students work on project Dartmouth students finishing an AB degree with a major or modified major in Engineering Sciences are automatically admitted to the BE program.

Students with an accredited degree in engineering from other colleges and universities are eligible for admission.

Students with a bachelor's degree that is substantially equivalent to the Dartmouth AB in Engineering Sciences plus two upper-level electives in engineering, mathematics, or the natural sciences are also eligible for admission.

Students with minor deficiencies may be admitted but will be required to complete additional undergraduate course work. Students who need more than one full term (3 courses) are required to enroll initially as special students.

Special Students: Students who do not meet requirements for admission to the BE program may be admitted as special students. Students who need no more than the equivalent of one term to satisfy prerequisites will be considered for admission as regular degree candidates.

Part-Time Students: Residents of the Upper Valley region who have a BS in engineering or an appropriate math/science program and can meet basic academic requirements may pursue coursework on a part-time basis.

Special and part-time students are ineligible for Thayer School financial aid.

Application Procedure

Current Dartmouth students and dual-degree students can apply electronically or by mail. All other students should contact the Admissions Office at the address at the top of the page.

Electronic Applications

  1. Download instructions (PDF).
  2. Download the electronic application form (PDF).
  3. Send the completed application form with supporting documents to the address at the top of this page.

Paper Applications