Internal Transfer Students

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.

  • Before applying, we encourage you to email the Engineering Office of Undergraduate Programs at engineering-undgrad@virginia.edu, to learn more about the engineering curricula, transfer criteria, and other engineering-specific information.
  • We strongly recommend applicants complete all core engineering courses (see below) prior to their application for transfer. 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. Exceptions are made under very limited circumstances. 
  • For the December transfer window, only students that have completed ALL Engineering core first year requirements, and have continued to make progress toward an engineering degree will be eligible.
  • Application Deadlines are December 15 (spring admission) and June 1 (fall admission)
  • Evaluation of applicants for entrance into the Engineering School happens during the months of December and June, after semester grades become available.
  • Notification of offers of acceptance into the Engineering School and an Engineering School major are made on or around January 5th and July 1st.

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.
***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 CourseCourses 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 1420
  • 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

Find department contacts for individual majors on our Majors and Minors website.
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 15th to be admitted for the spring semester (due December 15th) and May 1st to be admitted for the fall semester (due June 1st). The link is below.If you are applying for the December transfer window, please be sure that you have completed ALL Engineering core first year requirements, and have continued to make progress toward an engineering degree. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

External Transfers

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.

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.

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.

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.