3-2 and 4-1 Dual-Degree Programs with Partner Schools

The College of Engineering offers dual-degree programs with partner institutions across the country. Students in these programs spend three years at the partner school, then complete their engineering studies at Notre Dame in their fourth and fifth year. Students earn two degrees at the end of five years — a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree from the partner institution and a bachelor of science in engineering degree from Notre Dame.

The College of Engineering prefers to admit transfer students from our formal dual-degree programs. Admission requirements are governed by agreements with each institution and generally require a predetermined set of classes and a 3.3 GPA at the end of five semesters at the partner school (2.8 GPA after seven semesters at Saint Mary's College). For more information on these programs, please visit our partner school's website.

Students participating in these dual degree programs are asked to complete an Application as well as submit a College Official ReportThe latter should be completed by a college official at the student's current school with access to the student’s academic and disciplinary record.

Dual Degree Programs

4+1 Program

  • Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN

3+2 Program

  • Assumption College, Worcester, MA          
  • Loyola University, Chicago, IL
  • Bethel College, Mishawaka, IN
  • Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
  • Carroll College, Helena, MT
  • Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH
  • Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA
  • University of Saint Thomas, Houston, TX
  • Elon University, Elon, NC
  • University of Saint Thomas, St. Paul, MN
  • Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, OH
  • Spelman College, Atlanta, GA
  • Goshen College, Goshen, IN
  • Stonehill College, Easton, MA
  • King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA

International Students

Financial aid opportunities (need-based) for international students admitted as part of a 3-2 Engineering Program are limited. International students should be prepared to finance, either privately or through a sponsor, the full cost of their Notre Dame education. The International Student Certification of Finances must be submitted at the time of application for admission, illustrating and documenting sufficient financial support to meet the projected cost of a Notre Dame undergraduate education. The International Student Certification of Finances is available from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

The International Student Certification of Finances is kept on file for continuing international students outlining the family's annual responsibility to meet educational expenses as a condition of continued enrollment at the University of Notre Dame and for satisfying the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service's regulations required for maintaining an officially authorized U.S. Student Visa status.

Cost of Attendance

2015-2016 Estimated Cost of Attendance
Tuition & Fees $48,300
Room & Board $13,400
Books & Supplies $1,200
Personal Expenses $1,100
Total Cost of Attendance $64,000

Two-Year Estimated Cost of Attendance

2015-2016 $64,000
2016-2017 $66,500
Total Cost of Attendance $130,500

Students also should be prepared to finance their health insurance and travel expenses from and to their home countries. Students planning to remain at the University through the summer months will incur additional expenses beyond those noted above. Please note that all dormitories close upon completion of the academic year.

Need-Based Financial Aid

Prospective 3-2 Engineering students wishing to be considered for limited need-based financial assistance must first complete an International Student Certification of Finances along with the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE adapted for international students. Based upon a review of academic qualifications, financial need, and availability of student aid resources, an applicant may be considered for financial assistance, including a self-help component of a student loan and student employment along with University scholarship assistance. The International Student Certification of Finances and the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE adapted for international students will be reviewed along with the student’s application for admission.

Please submit the International Student Certification of Financesto the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE adapted for international students through the College Board.