Transferring into Purdue's College of Engineering

If I am admitted to another school at Purdue is it possible to switch into the First-Year Engineering Program?

It is possible to switch into the First-Year Engineering Program from another academic school through a process called a Change of Degree Objective (CODO)

How can I transfer into Purdue's College of Engineering?

Step 1. When do you want to start classes? Do you want to start in the Summer, Fall or Spring Semester? This decision may be made for you based on deadlines and if Engineering is full or not. You can check dates on the Admissions site's Deadlines and Dates page. To see if the College of Engineering still has space, visit the Closed Programs page.

Step 2. Where will you start? This depends greatly on what specific credits you have completed towards our engineering degrees. For a list of GPA and credit requirements for the First-Year Engineering Program and each of the specific disciplines open to transfer, go to our Engineering Transfer Criteria page.

Step 3. What credits transfer into Purdue? This is a really good question because not all credits will transfer and not all credits that transfer may apply. For information on what credits will apply please use the Transfer Credit Database. Note: courses listed as 1XXXX, 2XXXX, etc., are transferred as undistributed credit and not an exact match. This means they will just be extra credit on your transcript but many not apply to your degree. It is determined by your home department (your major) if this credit can count toward degree requirements. 

Regional Campus Transfer Credit: Information about which courses at Purdue regional campus (or IUPUI) are considered equivalent to Purdue West Lafayette courses, or those that are considered preparatory and may not be pertinent for degree requirements, are available on the Undergraduate Admissions website - Equivalent and Non-Equivalent Course Listings. Note: when credit comes in from a regional campus you are also bringing in the grade for the course which can impact your GPA.

Step 4. How do you apply? Now that you know 1. when you want to start and the appropriate deadlines 2. where you will start (First-Year Engineering or a specific discipline) and 3. what credits transfer into Purdue, you are ready to apply by going to the Apply to Purdue page.

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