(Graduate) Admissions for KUO

Kettering University Online Admission is the process by which a student submits a completed application, sends official transcripts, and fulfills all admission requirements for a specific degree program. Admission into a graduate degree program occurs when the application process is complete. Based upon whether the student meets all admission requirements, the student will either be granted or denied program admission. After being granted program admission, the student may then proceed to register for and take classes. Kettering does not discriminate by reason of race, color, sex, creed, age, physical challenge or national origin. A Bachelor degree from a regionally accredited U.S. university/college or its International equivalent is required for acceptance to a graduate program.

Kettering University Online's admission process can be completed in three steps:

  • Determine which Master’s program fits your needs.
  • Complete an Admissions Application online.
  • Request all required materials to be mailed to Kettering University’s Kettering Global Office. For all programs noted as Kettering University Online it is necessary to submit documents online to the Admission’s Advisor.

The Admission’s Committee for the appropriate program will not review an admission file until it contains all required materials.

Admission Requirements

Grade Point Average

Regular admission requires an individual to possess one of the following minimum undergraduate overall grade point averages:

  • 3.0 on a 4.0 Grading System, or International equivalency.
  • 85 Overall Grade Point Average on a 100 grade point scale (former Kettering University scale).

Kettering University Online

KUO has rolling admission, applications may be submitted at any time.

Transcripts

All students applying for admission must submit an official copy of their undergraduate transcripts from an accredited U.S. college or university. An ‘official transcript’ is an unopened, original transcript mailed directly from the previous college to Kettering University. International students are required to submit a credential evaluation. The evaluating body must be a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). This will be at the expense of the student. Kettering University undergraduate students do not need to submit their Kettering transcripts, but are required to submit transcripts from any other university.

Kettering University Online Graduate Programs

The following programs are available through Kettering University Online (KUO):

Students entering these programs must have completed undergraduate courses in specified areas. A course in these areas must have been passed with a C or better. Applicants who do not have this background may either complete the required prerequisite courses through Kettering University in these areas or demonstrate their knowledge by successfully passing appropriate qualifying exams at Kettering University. Contact Kettering Global Offices (kuonline@kettering.edu) about the qualifying exam.

Applicants Checklist

Use the admissions checklist below to assist you in completing your admission packet. Refer to the specific degree program admission requirements in this catalog to ensure that you include all necessary materials for your desires program.

  • Application for Admissions
    Apply online: There is no application fee for applicants.
  • Official Transcripts
    Request all official transcripts (unopened, original transcripts from all undergraduate studies) to be mailed directly from your previous college/university to your KUO Professional Advisor.
    Engineering Management applicants must possess a degree in an engineering discipline from an ABET-accredited program. Engineering Technology degrees will not be considered for engineering programs.
  • Letters of Recommendation
    Two letters of recommendation are required for the MS Lean Manufacturing programs only.  Students applying for the MS in Lean Manufacturing must provide one letter from a current supervisor.
  • Current Resume

Mail information to:

Kettering Global
Kettering University
1700 University Avenue
Flint, MI 48504-6214

Notification of Admission

Applicants will be notified by email of the Admissions Committee’s decision. Once Kettering University has received your application and all supporting documents, please allow approximately four weeks for processing and to receive notification.

International Applicants

Please follow these instructions if you are not a citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States. This convenient checklist can assist you in completing your admissions packet. To ensure that you include all necessary materials for your desires program, refer to the specific degree program admission requirements in this catalog. An admission decision will only be made for students who have completed their undergraduate program.

  • Application for Admissions
    Apply online: There is no application fee for applicants.
  • Credential Evaluation
    A Course-By-Course credential evaluation of undergraduate transcripts is required for admission for students who have completed their Bachelor’s degree outside the U.S. A Course-By-Course evaluation identifies and describes each credential in terms of its principal elements: name of credential, requirements for entry and program length, and expresses an equivalency in terms of U.S. education. The fee for this service will be at the expense of the student. We accept evaluations from companies that are recognized by the National Association of Credential Evaluating Services (NACE). The minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) for full admission is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or the International equivalents.
  • English Language Proficiency
    Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not earned a Bachelor’s degree from a U.S. institution are required to take TOEFL, International English Language Testing System (IELTS), MELAB (offered by University of Michigan), or complete level 112 at an approved ELS center. Please have official scores sent to Kettering University’s Office of Graduate Studies, Code 1246. Photocopies will not be accepted. Our minimum score requirements are: TOEFL: Paper-based: 550, Computer-based: 213, Internet-based: 79; IELTS: Minimum Ban score of 6.0; MELAB: 76
  • Official Transcripts
    Students who have completed their Bachelor’s degree in the U.S. must request all official transcripts (unopened, original transcripts from all undergraduate studies) be mailed directly from your previous college/university to Kettering University. The minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) for full admission is 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or the International equivalents.

    Engineering program applicants must possess a degree in an engineering discipline from an ABET-accredited program or an international equivalent. A credential evaluation is required for International transcripts and is paid for by the applicant.
  • Letter of Recommendation
    Two letters of recommendation are required for the MS Lean Manufacturing programs only.  Students applying for the MS in Lean Manufacturing must provide one letter from a current supervisor.
  • GRE General Section Test
    While the GRE General Section test is not required, it is strongly recommended for applicants to the Master of Science in Engineering programs.

Mail information to:

Kettering Global
Kettering University
1700 University Avenue
Flint, MI 48504-6214

Financial Aid for On Campus and KUO Students

Several financial aid programs exist for on-campus and Kettering University Online students. Loans may be available; students who contemplate applying for financial aid should contact that Financial Aid Office for further information at: 800-955-4464 ext. 7859 or finaid@kettering.edu.

Students who receive tuition assistance or reimbursement from their employer should contact their financial aid advisor to see how their aid is impacted.

Federal Direct Loan

There are two types of Federal Direct Loans that graduate students may receive:

  1. Direct Unsubsidized Loans – Eligible students may borrow up to $20,500 per school year
  2. Direct PLUS Loans – Eligible graduate students who need to borrow more than the maximum unsubsidized loan amounts to meet their education costs may apply for a PLUS loan. A credit check will be performed during the application process.

In order to qualify for the Direct Loan, students must first complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and submit all requested documents to the Financial Aid Office.

International students do not qualify for U.S. Federal loans.

Alternative Loans

Alternative loans (private student loans offered by various lenders) are another source of financing your educational costs. These loans are based on credit approval, and interest begins accruing upon disbursement of the loan. Each loan has different terms, borrowing limits, interest rates, and other special criteria.

International Applicants for Kettering University Online

There is no application fee for international students taking exclusively online programs. No evidence of financial ability is required. Students who do not pay for classes are barred from further registration.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA): For financial aid consideration, students remain in good standing when they maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher. Students falling below the minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and the minimum last term GPA of 3.0 are placed on Financial Aid Probation or Suspension as appropriate.

Maximum time frame for degree completion: Graduate students are required to complete their program of study within 6 consecutive years.

Financial Aid Warning

Graduate students will be evaluated at the end of each academic term to determine if the student is meeting the standards described above. Graduate students who fail to meet the minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average standard will be placed on Financial Aid Warning for the subsequent semester/period of enrollment. Financial aid can be received during the semester/term of warning. Financial aid disbursement for the next period of enrollment will be held until grades have been reviewed for the warning semester/period of enrollment of Financial Aid Warning; he/she must successfully complete the term without any failures, incompletes, or withdrawals.

Financial Aid Suspension

The Financial Aid Office will review the records of students who are on financial aid warning at the end of the term that are placed on warning. If the student is still not meeting the minimum cumulative grade point average (3.0), the student will forfeit eligibility for all federal and institutional financial aid programs.

Financial aid will be suspended until the student successfully meets the cumulative grade point average standards. The student is responsible for paying his/her own expenses, such as tuition, fees, books, supplies, etc. and will not be reimbursed for the period(s) of financial aid suspension.

Right to Appeal

Students have the right to appeal any decision of ineligibility to continue to receive financial assistance unless they have previously been granted an appeal. Appeals must be filed within 30 days of notification that aid eligibility has been lost.

An appeal should be based upon some unusual situation or condition which prevented you from passing more of your courses, or which necessitated that you withdraw from classes. Examples of possible situations include documented serious illness, severe injury, or death of a family member.