Advising Tips for Transferring into the College of Engineering

(Complete information about Transferring to UK can be found here: http://www.uky.edu/Admission/)

Admission into the College of Engineering is selective. Students seeking to transfer into the College of Engineering from other institutions or from other majors within UK must meet one of the following minimum criteria:

  • Have a Math ACT score of 23 or above
  • Be currently enrolled, or eligible to enroll in, MA 113 (Calc I); have completed the equivalent of MA 113 at another institution; or by UK placement exam be eligible to enroll in MA 113.

In addition, prospective transfer students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better for all college-level work attempted. Applicants must also have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better for work attempted at the last institution attended, provided at least 12 credit hours (or equivalent) were attempted.

  • There are additional GPA requirements in order to advance to Engineering Standing; See Engineering Standing on the Advising page.

Regardless of the total number of transfer credit hours accepted, all candidates for a bachelor’s degree must complete 30 of the last 36 hours of their program at UK.

For non-UK students transferring to the College of Engineering:

  1. Review the Transfer Admissions information and complete the UK application for undergraduate admission: http://www.uky.edu/Admission/application
  2. Provide official transcripts from each college or university attended.
  3. Indicate the desired Engineering major on the application. Since Engineering is a selective major, you must also list a second choice of major.
  4. You must first be admitted to UK, and then your transcript(s) will be evaluated for UK course equivalencies. See “Policy on the Transferring of Engineering Courses” for more details.
  5. The earlier you send your application and transcripts the sooner your transfer credits will be evaluated.

Current UK students wishing to transfer into the College of Engineering:

  • See detailed procedures under Changing Majorson the Advising page.

Transferring out of the College of Engineering:

  • See detailed procedures under Changing Majors on the Advising page.