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Use our Transfer Credit Evaluator to see which courses you can transfer and how they will apply to your degree.
The Department of Engineering is pleased to offer transfer students the opportunity to join the engineering program and complete their degree at USF. If you’re interested in transferring, start by thoroughly reviewing the information below.
You can apply to transfer to the engineering program in the fall term only. We do not accept transfer engineering students in the spring term.
You should expect to complete your degree over the course of four to six semesters (two to three years).
To be eligible for admission to the engineering program, you must:
If you’ve completed the requirements above, and if you are admitted to USF, you will likely be on track to complete the program in six semesters.
If you’d like to be on track to complete your engineering degree in four semesters, you should have met all of the admission requirements above, plus:
Remember, meeting the eligibility requirements does not guarantee your admission; it just makes you eligible for consideration to the program. After admission, a faculty adviser will be able to provide a more accurate estimate of your time to degree completion.
Letters of recommendation are not accepted.
We look for students who are academically prepared and bring a unique perspective to engineering. We want your application to showcase your academic achievement and your potential to be a problem-solving engineer. Although there is no precise formula for the ideal application, there are a few components that we'll explain below.
Our project-based engineering curriculum has a solid basis in math and science. Therefore, we look carefully at your grades in the math and science prerequisites, with a preference for students who have excelled in these classes. While our minimum eligibility GPA is 3.0, we expect successful applicants will go above and beyond this minimum.
We want to know why you’re interested in becoming an engineer. The required personal statement (located within the application itself) is a great opportunity to share more about yourself. Tell us your story!
We also allow you to upload an optional resume. Submitting a resume in your application will enable you to share anything else you want us to know about, be that volunteering, work experience, or personal involvement. There are no set expectations for work or expertise, but we do want to get a sense of you as a person outside of the classroom.
The application opens in August each year. We do not review applications before the deadline and you do not get priority for submitting early, so we recommend carefully working through your application rather than rushing.
Application Deadline: March 1
Transcripts Due: March 8
Decision Notification Begins: Mid-April