Carnegie Mellon Engineering




Transferring to the College of Engineering

To transfer to an engineering department, a student should begin the process by meeting with their current department/college advisor to discuss career, major, and transfer options. 

Students may also meet with their career counselor in the Career Center for more information about career and major choices. Applicants should then talk with one of the advisors in the College of Engineering Dean's Office listed below before applying. 

Please contact Kurt Larsen if your last name begins with A-K.

Please contact Treci Bonime if your last name begins with L-S.

Please contact Annette Jacobson if your last name begins with T-W.

Please contact Nisha Shukla if your last name begins with X-Z.

 

When to Apply:

First-year students should apply after they receive their spring mid-semester grades. Complete the College of Engineering Internal Transfer Application, print and attach fall final grades and spring mid-semester grades from SIO, and return the completed applicated and grades to the CIT Undergraduate Studies Office, Scaife 120. 

Upperclass students may apply on a rolling basis in either fall or spring semesters, typically at the nearest grading period (mid-semester or final grades). College of Engineering Internal Transfer Application, print and attach your grades from SIO, and return the completed application and grades to the CIT Undergraduate Studies Office, Scaife 120.

Deadline: The first Monday after Spring Break (first-years); rolling-basis (upper-classes)

When an upper-class student wishes to transfer to an engineering department, they begin the process by meeting with their current department/college advisor to discuss career, major, and transfer options. Often, they will also meet with their career counselor in the Career Center for more information about career and major choices.

PLEASE NOTE: The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department for the Classes of 2018 and 2019 are currently full, and there is a waitlist of CIT students who will take precedence if spaces become available. Please work with your current college advisor to consider more viable alternatives to reach your educational and career goals.

Criteria Used for All Applicants

  1. Availability of space in the department you choose
  2. Good academic standing
  3. Successful completion of, or currently enrolled in the following courses: at least one introductory engineering course (minimally the one of the target major), the appropriate science corequisite, math (21-120, 21-122), and Physics I

 

Intro Engineering Course Co-Requisite Science Course
Biomedical (42-101) Biology (03-121)
Chemical (06-100) Chemistry (09-105)
Civil & Environmental (12-100) Physics for Engineers (33-106)
Electrical & Computer (18-100) Computer Programming (15-110 or 15-112)
Engineering & Public Policy (19-101) Physics for Engineers (33-141)
Materials Science & Engineering (27-100) Physics for Engineers (33-141)
Mechanical (24-101) Physics for Engineers (33-141)

 

When You'll Know

All students will be notified shortly after the deadline in time for the following registration period. Note: First-year ECE and MechE transfer applications are not reviewed until after the completion of the spring semester (typically June).

The College of Engineering Office of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) will review the applications in conference with the department of interest. After review, the student is contacted by the UGS with one of three decisions:

  • Acceptance into the department: The student's record is updated to reflect the new major and he/she is contacted by the new department about advisement and course registration procedures.
  • Recommendation to reapply later: The student is notified that he/she is not accepted for the period requested but may be considered after a determined period of time (typically one semester). In this time period the student is advised on possible engineering courses to take to better assess whether or not transfer to the target department is a good fit. After that period of time, the student's application is reassessed.
  • Transfer rejection: The student is notified that he/she cannot be transferred into the department. These rare situations usually occur in light of poor grades or when the department has reached its capacity for that particular class of students.