Make a Smooth Transition
to UA Engineering

UA Engineering is home to transfer students from many institutions in Arizona and across the country. The College is honored that you, too, are looking to continue your educational journey as a Wildcat Engineer.

Please explore transfer student admissions guidelines below, and let us know if we can help.

Application Process Academic Requirements Admissions Procedures Transfer Advising

Undergraduate admissions: transfer students

Transfer students make up about 20 percent of the College’s incoming class.

Application Process

Transfer students apply directly through the UA application system. Applications are reviewed by UA Admissions and the College of Engineering.

For information on how your credits may transfer, please see the University’s Arizona Course Equivalency Guide or Transfer Credit Guide.

High school seniors with dual enrollment or some community college credit apply as incoming freshmen.


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Academic Requirements

Academic Requirements

The College performs a comprehensive review of each transfer applicant. Among criteria considered are the following:

  • Transferable GPA, as determined by UA Admissions
  • Calculus I credit with a grade of C or better
  • Performance in math and science courses
  • Recentness of coursework

The program fit and your major-specific GPA will also be weighed in determining admissibility. GPA requirements listed in the chart below serve as a general rule.

Major-Specific GPA Requirements 

Aerospace Engineering



Environmental Engineering


Architectural Engineering



Industrial Engineering


Biomedical Engineering



Materials Science & Engineering


Biosystems Engineering



Mechanical Engineering


Chemical Engineering 



Mining Engineering


Civil Engineering



Optical Sciences & Engineering


Electrical & Computer Engineering



Systems Engineering


Engineering Management



Major-specific transferable GPA guidelines are the same as minimum GPA requirements for UA Engineering students seeking advanced standing.

Admissions Procedures

You will receive an admission decision via email and a paper admission packet by mail. Once you have been admitted to the University of Arizona and the College of Engineering, monitor your UA email account, log in to the NextSteps Center and do the following:

  • Obtain English placement, if needed.

  • Complete the Transfer Student Academic Preview.

  • Submit immunization records.

  • Schedule an appointment with your academic adviser.

Remember, all of these steps must be completed before you can register for classes.

Application process