If you envision a professional career in applied science and engineering with a focus on ceramics and related materials, the ABET Accredited Ceramic Engineering BS program at Alfred University, one of only two of its kind in the nation, is definitely for you. Here you'll gain the expert knowledge and complex skills needed to thrive in a highly dynamic and competitive industry.
In the first year, you will take Introduction to Engineering and the Ceramic Engineering Explorations Laboratory in addition to foundation courses in math, chemistry, and physics. In the following semesters, a blend of classroom and laboratory experiences will help you gain the skills and expertise needed for a career in the ceramics industry. In your senior year, you will work one-on-one with a faculty advisor to complete a senior-thesis project to develop new and improved ceramics.
International students must submit original or certified copies of all secondary and post-secondary transcripts or records of grades to-date and showing proof of graduation. These must be prepared and authorized by the student's home institution and be accompanied by a certified English translation.
International student records must be evaluated by either the World Evaluation Services organization (WES) or Education Evaluators International (EEI).
You must submit an essay with either the Alfred University Application or Common Application.
At least one letter of recommendation from a school counselor or academic instructor is required. These can be uploaded to the Common Application or sent directly to our office.
Additional recommendations from work supervisors, pastors, etc. can be very helpful.
International students are required to submit official English proficiency scores. We currently accept the following examinations:
On a case-by-case basis we also consider completion of an ELS program at authorized partner ELS schools. Consult our counselors for details.
A bank statement must be provided at the time the application is submitted. An application cannot be reviewed without proof of funds. Although Alfred University provides a generous scholarship package to our accepted students we cannot always provide full funding, therefore, you will need to show that you have enough funds to cover your housing, meals, student fees, and some of your tuition. For an exact amount of what is needed please see our financial certification form. If a student has an external scholarship they must provide a letter of guarantee from the sponsor showing total yearly amount and scholarship duration (aka how many years the student will be receiving the scholarship). All terms for the scholarship must also be included as it relates to academic, immigration, or employment requirements.
This form shows that a student or their financial sponsor is willing and able to cover all required educational costs and travel costs for the student to arrive to campus safely and successfully complete their degree. Please use this link to access the form or access from your application portal.
You must have a valid passport that shows it will be valid through the first year of a student's program. For example, if you matriculate in August 2022, the passport you provide must not expire until at least August 2023. If a student needs to defer for any reason they must provide an updated copy of passport if their passport expires prior to one-year from their new matriculation date.
Applicants to the School of Art and Design are required to submit a portfolio.