Transfer information for students currently at another institution (external transfer)
Studying at another higher education institution and would like to study engineering at UVA?
If you wish to earn your undergraduate bachelor of science degree in engineering or computer science from UVA, apply for engineering transfer admission through the Common Application system. As you are completing the application questions, you will be prompted to indicate which school within UVA you are applying to. Be sure to specify that you intend to transfer to the School of Engineering and Applied Science. The most important criteria for admission is your performance in technical classes, i.e., how you performed in your math, science and engineering courses. UVA Admissions currently only admit students to engineering in the fall.
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.
Transferring from a Virginia Community College? Check out our guaranteed admission. You declare your major when admitted.
Helpful Links for External Transfers
TransferVA Coure Equivalencies (currently Aerospace, Civil and Mechanical Engineering available)
Central UVA Admission Transfer Student Page
Transfer Deadlines and Instructions
University Registrar's Office
UVA Transfer Admission Blog
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.
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.