Transfer In to Penn Engineering

A student who wishes to transfer into Penn Engineering from another school at the University should create a four year academic plan detailing how all degree requirements for the intended engineering major will be completed. All internal transfer students must select a major at the time of application.  The entering year determines the specific requirements to satisfy the BSE or BAS degree for each major.  Students who entered Penn prior to Fall 2020 will not be allowed to switch into the “Entered Fall 2020 or later” catalog year. There will be no exceptions.

A student who entered Penn from another college or university (external transfer student) is ineligible to apply for internal transfer.

A student may not transfer into Penn Engineering if their transcript shows that good performance in a Penn Engineering program is unlikely, or if the record includes uncleared F, I, GR or NR grades. A student must first complete a minimum of eight (8) Penn course units to be eligible. The minimum gpa for consideration is 3.0; different criteria are used for entry into dual degree programs. In particular, we look for successful completion of calculus (typically, at least MATH 1410) and physics (typically, PHYS 0150/0151). Course requirements may vary depending on the selected major as well as the number of semesters completed.

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall entry: May 15
  • Spring entry: December 15

Applications for internal transfer must be made prior to the end of the sophomore year at Penn.

If you have additional questions, please email


For any course taken pass/fail in Spring 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 please be aware of the following:

  • If you receive a ‘P’ in a math, science or engineering course taken during the semesters indicated above, you will be eligible to apply. However, the committee will consider the strength of your performance in required courses taken pass/fail to ensure that you meet the standards expected for internal transfer students.


Note: This application is currently open.

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