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 March. 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. Transfer applications are evaluated on the basis of overall academic performance as well as performance in specific technical courses, including academic performance during the semester in which the transfer application is submitted. Applicants for transfer to the Engineering School also apply to a major within the School using the same application.


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.

You must achieve a GPA of at least 2.5 in the “core” engineering courses or equivalent college course which include:

Core Engineering Course Equivalent College Course
APMA 1090-1110-2120 MATH 1310-1320-2310
CHEM 1610/1611 CHEM 1410/1411
CS 1110/1111/1112/1113  
PHYS 1425/1429  


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.


If you are a first-year student, consult with the UVA Engineering Director of Undergraduate Success (Lisa Lampe, A-122 Thornton Hall) for advice about the engineering curricula, special programs, and other features of life in UVA Engineering.

If you are a second- or third-year student, consult directly with the undergraduate program administrator in your desired major for advice about the specific major.

Receive information concerning our transfer policy and deadlines by joining the Intra-University Transfer Mailing List.

How to Apply:

Examine the transfer criteria and ensure that you will have completed the requisite courses (criterion 3) and achieved the requisite grades (criteria 1 and 2) at the time of transfer and create a plan to make progress toward a degree through reviewing degree requirements.

You can access the UVA Engineering School Intra-University Transfer Form below begining on November 1st for the December deadline and February 1st for the June deadline. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED under any circumstances.

IUT Deadlines: December 15 (spring admission) and June 1 (fall admission)

Some notes about IUT:

  • Entrance into the Engineering School is based strictly upon academic performance (i.e., GPA), both overall and in specific technical courses
  • Evaluation of applicants for entrance into the Engineering School and into a School major happens simultaneously 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.

Selection Criteria:

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.