Arizona State University

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History and Origin

The Thirteenth Legislative Assembly Act of Arizona territory allowed the establishment of the Territorial Normal School in Tempe, Arizona. Opening February 8, 1886 as a teachers college, it also became the first institution for public education after 8th grade in Arizona. Local citizens donated 20 acres of land and four classrooms for the enrolling 33 students. In order to be admitted, a minimum of 16 years of age was required, along with passing an entrance exam. The year 1901 marked an educational expansion milestone as teacher training in agriculture and mechanical arts was now being offered. 1929, a four year curriculum was implemented leading to a Bachelors of Education. In 1933, the institutions name was changed from Territorial Normal School to Arizona State Teachers College. 15 years later in 1945 the name changes again to Arizona State College. 13 years after that the name changes to Arizona State University, allowing the addition of expanded programs such as law, nursing, arts, and engineering. Most recently in 2006 the start of the fourth campus was allowed being built in downtown.

Arizona State University offers more than 250 undergraduate programs and a multitude of Masters and Doctoral programs.

Admission Requirements

Admission into Arizona State University would require completion the following high school credits:

English - 4 years

Math - 4 years

Science - 3 years total

Social Science - 2 years

Foreign Language - 2 years

Fine Arts - 1 year

Admission would also include achieving one of the following:

Top 25% in high school graduating class

3.00 GPA in competency courses (4.00 = A)

ACT 22 (24 if out of state)

SAT Reasoning 1040 (1110 if out of state)

Degree Plan Requirements

Career: Electrical Engineering

Career Summary: Research done in order to design, test, inspect, supervise, manufacture, and install electrical equipment.

Experience: A minimum of 2-4 years of field experience having to do with a skill that ties into electrical equipment.

Training: Work related skill development over 2 years.

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Letter of Recommendation

To Whom it May Concern:

It is without any reservation that I write this letter of recommendation for Ruben Melendez for acceptance into Arizona State University. Ruben is an excellent and persistent student who is involved in volunteering for different societies and has a passionate character that helps him be the excellent leader he’s become. He serves as a row model to his fellow pupils as his behavior and dedication is outstanding in every way.

One of the many skills that Ruben Melendez is characterized by is his ability to overcome trouble with simple solutions. He does not panic as his positive behavior always help him overcome any conflicts he might face. I’ve observed this individual very closely as he is an excellent leader and and a persistent chaser of his dreams and aspirations. His intelligence has lead him to where he is right now and has given a positive effect on him as he is part of the International Baccalaureate Program. Mr. Melendez’ future is very clever as he works very efficiently under pressure and is an outstanding leader that can work with a team or by himself very well.

Ruben Melendez will always be ready to confront new challenges and overcome obstacles due to his diversity in thinking and has the ability to receive feedback and manage it in a very effective way. There is no doubt in me that Mr. Melendez will benefit in any field of study due to his persistence. If you need any further information or would like to discuss about Mr. Melendez, here is my e-mail or via phone (915) 443-2150

Best Regards,

Miguel Maynez

District 19 Attorney


2 Civic Center Plz

El Paso, TX 79901

Tel: (915) 443-2150


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