College of Engineering Transfer Requirements

Admission to the College of Engineering requires you to commit to enrolling in an appropriate engineering curriculum during your first two semesters at Notre Dame. To evaluate your credits the Transfer Admissions Committee must have a copy of the syllabus for each course on the final transcript. If you have a strong academic record but have not fulfilled all of the course requirements indicated, you may be offered admission contingent on satisfying those requirements before enrolling. The College of Engineering does not have a foreign language requirement.

Since transfer students are admitted directly to a major course of study within the College of Engineering, admission decisions are based on the availability of space with the applicant's intended major. Therefore, transfer students must indicate an intended major as well as an alternative major on their Common Application. Once a transfer student has been successfully admitted to the College and a major, changes to a student's major are typically not considered.

If your home institution operates on the quarter system, it may be necessary to take additional courses to meet Notre Dame’s requirements. For example, you might need to take three calculus classes to cover the same material that Notre Dame covers in two classes. Generally, 5-credit classes in the quarter system transfer as 4-credit courses in Notre Dame’s semester system, and 4-credit classes in the quarter system transfer as 3-credit courses in Notre Dame’s semester system.

If you are applying for admission as a sophomore in an Engineering curriculum, you must have at least 28 transferable semester hours with grades of B or better to qualify for admission, but be advised that continuing Notre Dame sophomores will have completed 34 semester hours prior to starting sophomore year. Please plan your schedule accordingly. Please see majors below for more details. 

Aerospace Engineering
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Students who have completed the First Year Coursework that closely mirrors Notre Dame's First Year Coursework will be more competitive in the transfer admissions process. Please be aware that the College does not favor substituting Sophomore courses for those required in the First Year.

If you are applying for admission as a junior in an Engineering program, you should have completed additional courses in mathematics, physics, philosophy, theology and the engineering courses appropriate for the intended engineering program. We suggest that you review the Engineering website for specific program requirements: