Transferring into UVA Engineering


For transfers from other institutions, see external transfers

Internal Transfer

UVA Engineering will have two transfer application deadlines per year, in December and June. In order to be eligible for intra-University transfer (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.

Criteria:

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.

We strongly recommend applicants 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 always, we will be considerate of any challenges applicants have faced that impacted their GPA, including Covid-19.***

Core Engineering Courses:

Core Engineering Course Courses Accepted for Credit
Calculus II*
  • APMA 1110
  • MATH 1320
Calculus III
  • APMA 2120
  • MATH 2310
Chemistry I Lecture**
  • CHEM 1410
  • CHEM 1610
  • CHEM 1810
Chemistry I Lab**
  • CHEM 1411
  • CHEM 1611
  • CHEM 1811
Introduction to Programming
  • CS 1110
  • CS 1111
  • CS 1112
  • CS 1113
Physics I Lecture
  • PHYS 1425
  • PHYS 1710
Physics I Lab
  • PHYS 1429
  • PHYS 2030

*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.

Resources:

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