Dartmouth Engineering

How to Apply

Start Your Online Application ❯

Please read the application instructions carefully before starting your application.

Application Deadlines

Round 1 

The deadline to receive notification by March 15 is January 15.
Accepted students must send a deposit by April 15 to reserve a place in the program. Students who apply after this date but areadmitted prior to March 15 will have a deposit deadline of April 15.

Round 2

The deadline to receivenotification by April 20 is March 1.
Accepted students must send a deposit by May 15 to reserve a place in the program.


After March 15, applications  are processed within one month, on a space-available basis.

Application Checklist

❑ GRE Scores - Optional

Submit Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores.

— Visit the ETS website and use code: 3360 . Submitting Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scoresis optional for fall 2023

❑ Letters of Recommendation

Solicit three letters of recommendation.

Instruct recommenders to complete the online evaluation form and submit a letter on official letterhead with original signatures and contact information. If a letter must be mailed, go to the “Downloadable Forms” area within the application. Recommenders may mail their letter in a sealed envelope to the address at the bottom of this page. Letters should come from the applicant's current college professors. However, applicants with work or military experience or currently in another graduate program may solicit letters from a current or former employer, a former college professor, or another professional or community contact.

❑ Academic Transcript(s)

Upload a copy of your academic transcript from each college or university attended.

If admitted you will be required to have one official, original transcript mailed directly from each institution.

❑ “Statement of Purpose” and Additional Essay

Submit “Statement of Purpose” and also a 2nd essay when prompted.

See the application's MEM supplemental page.

❑ TOEFL or IELTS Scores

Only required for applicants who have/will not earn a degree from a US institution.

Request that your Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores be submitted directly from the testing organization. When making the request during test pre-registration, it is not necessary to include a department code.

• IELTS scores should be sent to "Dartmouth College." ETS code is 3360.

• Photocopies or scores sent from an applicant will NOT be accepted.

• Duolingo scores are NOT accepted.

Campus Visits and Interviews

A campus visit can be arranged in order to meet with faculty and staff, enjoy lunch with current students, and if time allows attend a class. 

To schedule a visit, contact us at:

Applicants selected for interview in the admission process will be interviewed via Skype. These applicants will be contacted directly.

To be considered for need-based financial aid, complete the application for financial aid along with your MEMapplication. Late financial aid applications will still be accepted, but aid may be capped at 20% of tuition rather than 40%.

To be considered for need-based financial aid, complete the application for financial aid along with your MEM application. Late financial aid applications will still be accepted, but aid may be capped at 20% of tuition rather than 40%.

MEM Class Snapshot

  • MEM students are a diverse group.
  • Over the past few years, students have come from Argentina, Armenia, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Iceland, India, Iran, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Russia, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, and Uruguay.
  • Each entering MEM class has about 55 students.
  • Average starting age of an MEM student is 24.
  • Between one-third and half of the students are women.
  • All MEM students enter the program with a strong quantitative STEM background.
  • Many MEM students also have broad, liberal arts backgrounds.
  • MEM applicants are not required to have had full-time work experience, but roughly half of all MEMs do. These students typically worked between one and three years before entering the MEM program.

Test Score Percentiles
GRE-Q:  25% | 75% Quartiles = 165 |169
GRE-V:  25% | 75% Quartiles = 152 | 160
GRE-A:  25% | 75% Quartiles = 3.5 | 5.0
TOEFL:  25% | 75% Quartiles = 106 | 110  
GPA:  25% | 75% Quartiles = 3.0 | 4.0

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