Information for Current UVA and External Students
Current UVA students in other undergraduate schools ("intra-University transfer" or IUT):
UVA Engineering will have two transfer application deadlines per year, in December and June. In order to be eligible for IUT, applicants must demonstrate a history of success in a technical curriculum, as described below. Students without a demonstrated history of success and progress toward an engineering degree will not be accepted for transfer. Students will declare their major on their transfer application. There are no “caps” on majors and no separate process to apply into a major. All students accepted for transfer are placed into their major of choice.
You must be in good standing with the University, including a CUM GPA above 2.0, and must NOT be on academic probation/warning (in your home school) at the time of the transfer application.
Applicants must complete and earn a 2.5 cumulative GPA in the Core Engineering Courses. We strongly recommend students complete all core engineering courses prior to their application for transfer. Exceptions are made under very limited circumstances. Please reach out to Blake Calhoun for more information.
***For intra-university transfer applicants, courses taken for CR/NC during the Spring 2020 semester will not count for, or against, your application to transfer. Essentially, we will accept CR/NC as if it was transfer or AP credit. As such, the 2.5 GPA requirement will be calculated by the grades you receive in courses where you received a letter grade. As always, we will be considerate of any challenges applicants have faced that impacted their GPA, including Covid-19. Regardless of intention to transfer schools, I would encourage all students to take their courses for a grade unless they anticipate failing the course. However, you are not required to do so in order to be eligible for transfer into the School of Engineering.***
Core Engineering Courses:
|Core Engineering Course||Courses Accepted for Credit|
|Chemistry I Lecture**||
|Chemistr I Lab**||
|Introduction ro Programming||
|Physics I Lecture||
|Physics I Lab||
*Credit for Calculus I is not required to transfer, but is recommended for students not prepared to begin with Calculus II. Applicants who take Calculus I are at no disadvantage to transfer; a strong foundation in calculus is most important.
**Chemistry I Lecture and Lab are only offered at UVA in the fall semester
You are highly encouraged to have completed the above "core." If any of these courses are not completed, it is recommended that you make a note in your application of when you plan to take the missing course.
For more advice about the engineering curricula, transfer criteria, and other engineering specific information, consult with the UVA Engineering Assistant Director of Undergraduate Success (Blake Calhoun, A122, Thonton Hall)
The Undergraduate Handbook has specific information about Engineering policies as well as department contacts for individual majors.
Receive information concerning our transfer policy and deadlines by joining the Intra-University Transfer Mailing List.
How to Apply:
You can access the UVA Engineering School Intra-University Transfer application below beginning on November 1st to be admitted for the spring semester (due December 15th) and March 1st to be admitted for the fall semester (due June 1st). NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Notification of offers of acceptance into the Engineering School are made on or around January 5th and July 1st.
IUT Deadlines: December 15 (spring admission) and June 1 (fall admission)
CLICK HERE for the Intra-University Transfer Application
Some notes about IUT:
- Evaluation of applicants for entrance into the Engineering School happens during the months of December and June, after semester grades become available
- Only students that have completed the Engineering core first year requirements and have continued to make progress toward an engineering degree will be eligible for the December transfer window
- Notification of offers of acceptance into the Engineering School and an Engineering School major are made on or around January 5th and July 1st
- Students interested in Engineering School policies can download our Undergraduate Handbook
For students currently at other institutions ("external transfer"):
If you are studying at another higher education institution and would like to study engineering at UVA, there are two possible pathways available.
If you wish to earn your undergraduate bachelor of science degree in engineering or computer science from UVA, apply for engineering transfer admission through our Office of Undergraduate Admission.
Important Dates - External Transfers:
March 1: UVA Engineering accepts external transfer applications one time each year.
April 1: Applications for financial aid are due.
May 1: Admissions decisions are announced (admitted, waitlisted or denied admission).
June 1 - July 1: Some waitlisted students may receive admission offers if they have sent in an updated, official transcript to UVA Admissions following the spring semester.
Annually UVA Engineering receives 250 – 300 external transfer applications, and approximately 30% of applicants are ultimately offered admission. The most important criteria for admission is student performance in technical classes, i.e., how that student has performed in their math, science and engineering courses. Admissions officers want to see as many ‘A’ grades as possible. Students who are considering transferring from the Virginia Community College System may be eligible for guaranteed admission and a transfer grant scholarship.
Cooperative Academic Agreement:
If you wish to earn your undergraduate degree at one of the institutions with which UVA has a cooperative academic agreement while also preparing for graduate studies in engineering, consider applying via our cooperative academic agreement (CAA) process. The CAA program is intended for students currently studying math or science at a four year institution. Good student candidates for the CAA program have an interest in developing the foundations of their engineering education before applying for graduate studies in engineering. Learn more about participating schools.
Important Dates - CAA:
April 30: UVA Engineering accepts CAA applications until this date each year. Apply to CAA
CAA students accepted through this application are expected to begin UVA classes within twelve months of acceptance.
CAA students who believe they will qualify for financial aid while taking classes at UVA through this program must request financial aid through the aid office of their undergraduate home institution, not through UVA.
CAA students at UVA are not yet accepted for graduate studies at UVA. To be considered for graduate studies, students must make a separate, later application. Read more about UVA’s graduate engineering programs.