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Undergraduate Program | Student Transfers

Current U.Va. students in other undergraduate schools ("intra-University transfer" or IUT):

SEAS has one transfer application deadline per year, and it is annually in March. In order to be eligible for IUT, applicants must demonstrate a history of success in a technical curriculum, as described in the Engineering School transfer guidelines. Students without a demonstrated history of success 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 transfer application. Entrance into some degree programs in the School is space-limited and therefore a competitive process.

How to Apply

You can access the Engineering School Intra-University transfer form below. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED under any circumstances.

Intra-University Transfer Mailing List


Application Available: February 1, 2017
: March 19, 2017, 6pm

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
  • Entrance into a specific Engineering School major is based upon space limitations in that major, academic performance, and diversity defined according to the University's Commitment to Diversity
  • Evaluation of applicants for entrance into the Engineering School and into a School major happens simultaneously during the month of June, after spring semester grades become available
  • Notification of offers of acceptance into the Engineering School and an Engineering School major are made on or around July 1
  • 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.

  1. 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
    • 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 U.Va. 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 has a student performed in their math, science and engineering courses? Admissions officers want to see as many ‘A’ grades as possible. Students who are considering transfer from the Virginia Community College System may be eligible for guaranteed admission and a transfer grant scholarship.

  2. 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. The list of participating schools can be found here.
  3. Important Dates
    • 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.