Dartmouth Dual-Degree Program
The dual-degree program with Dartmouth is a 2-1-1-1 program, meaning that students spend their junior year and a 5th year at Dartmouth. If you are wondering whether this program is for you, be sure to read the information about engineering options first. Below you will specific information about the Dartmouth program.
There is no formal GPA requirement, though successful applicants tend to have at least a B+ average.
There are 7 required prerequisite courses listed on Dartmouth's Course of Study page. Translated into Middlebury courses, these are:
- Calculus 1 and 2 (MATH 121 and MATH 122)
- Vector Calculus (MATH 223 or PHYS 212)
- Physics 1 and 2 (PHYS 109 and PHYS 110)
- Chemistry (CHEM 103)
- Computer Science (CSCI 101 or CSCI 150)
Courses beyond the minimum, e.g., in your science major or supportive of your engineering interest, are strongly recommended, in particular if you are planning to cover some of the above prerequisite with AP credits.
Applications are due by February 1 of the student's sophomore year. You can find the application form on Dartmouth's Dual-Degree Admissions page. You will need to provide a proposed program of study and a written statement explaining why you want to become an engineer. You will also need a letter of recommendation from a math or science professor who knows you well.
Also necessary is an application for domestic off-campus study with the Study Abroad office.
Starting in 2012, Middlebury financial aid is transferable to Dartmouth for a limited number of students on a competitive basis for their junior year. To apply for the transfer of financial aid, submit a complete copy of your Dartmouth application to the Pre-Engineering Adviser, Daniel Scharstein, by February 1.