External Transfers

Transfer information for students currently at another institution (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.

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.