First-Year Applicants


If you’re a high school senior, you’re in the midst of a very intense process — so we’ll try to make this as easy for you as possible. Find all you need to know about important dates, application requirements and plans, the coursework we look for on your transcript and other steps in applying to Stevens.  

A first-year application should be submitted if you are a current high school student, or a high school graduate that has not been enrolled in a college or university since graduation.  This includes students that have earned college credits through a high school and/or dual-enrollment curriculum.

Learn more about Important Dates and application plans on the Admissions Timeline.

Application Requirements

Submit the following to apply for admission to Stevens:

  1. A completed application either via the Common Application or Coalition Application

  2. Official high school transcript*

  3. Test-optional through Fall 2026 first year student applicants. If you choose to submit test scores, you may self-report them on your application portal. Applicants to Music or Visual Arts & Technology, a portfolio is strongly encouraged.

  4. Essay (included on your application)

  5. Two letters of recommendation (teacher or school counselor recommendation preferred)

  6. $75 application fee

*Official transcripts and recommendation letters must be submitted electronically from the institutions (via the Common App or Coalition app) or by email to [email protected]. Stevens cannot accept transcripts or recommendation letters submitted by students as official.

The Accelerated Pre-Medicine Program requires a Regular Decision application, but the deadline for submitting the application and all required materials is November 1.

Here are additional components of the application:

Average GPA and Test Scores

Stevens has no minimum GPA or test score requirement. Successful applicants in recent incoming classes had an average GPA of 3.8 (out of 4.0) and SAT scores in the range of 1400 to 1490. GPAs and test scores are only two indicators of your potential success at Stevens. We consider all of your application materials in making our admissions decisions.  

Stevens Institute of Technology will be extending its SAT/ACT test optional policy, with some exceptions, for first-year applicants applying for entry terms Fall 2025 and Fall 2026 and transfer applicants applying for entry terms between Spring 2025 and Fall 2026. The test optional policy will be re-evaluated after this period.

If you are applying to our Accelerated Pre-Medicine or Pre-Law programs, test scores must still be submitted. 

View the Admissions Timeline

View the Admissions Timeline

Viewing your Application via the Student Portal

After submitting your application, you will have access to your student portal. On your portal, you can view your application checklist, admission decision and all information relevant to your Stevens application. You will receive an email whenever an update is available on your portal.

Once your application has been submitted, you will receive an acknowledgement from our office indicating that we received your application. Stevens will communicate with you via email to follow up on required supporting documents and other requests relevant to your application. When you submit an application for admission, you will be opted in to receive email communications from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to ensure that we can communicate effectively with you about the application process.

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions will notify you of our admission decision by the date listed on the admissions timeline. If you’re admitted, you can then use your student portal to view financial aid information, reply to your offer of admission, and access enrollment documents.


Homeschool Applicants

To apply as a homeschool applicant, follow the same steps to apply as all Stevens first-year applicants.  You do not have to present an equivalency diploma when you apply but if you are admitted, you will need to present proof of graduation before you enroll.  Proof can be:

  • A homeschool diploma

  • A certificate of completion considered the equivalent of a high school diploma in your home state

  • Results from a GED or high school diploma equivalency test

English Language Requirement for International Applicants

All applicants must be capable of successfully completing a Stevens humanities course, which is required each semester. For that purpose, English language competence is generally indicated by one of the following:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum score of 80

  • IELTS minimum overall score of 6.0

  • Duolingo English Test minimum score of 105

  • Pearson PTE Academic Test minimum score of 53

  • SAT 1 Evidence-Based Reading & Writing minimum score of 550 

  • Native English speaker.

  • English proficiency waivers may be granted on a case by case basis for international students who have studied in the US for at least 3 years from the time of your application.  Please contact the admissions office after submitting your application to request a waiver.

Nondiscrimination Policy

Stevens provides equal employment and makes the benefits and services of its educational and research programs available to employees and students without discrimination on the basis of any individual's race, color, sex, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, religion, creed, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status (including special disabled veteran, Vietnam-era veteran or recently separated veteran), predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by an applicable law (each, a "Protected Characteristic").

Contact Us

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

For questions about the application process, please feel free to contact us. Our admissions counselors and staff are here to assist you.

Ruesterholz Admissions Center
1 Castle Point Terrace
Hoboken, NJ 07030

p. 201.216.5194 or 1.800.STEVENS
e. [email protected]
f. 201.216.8348