WPI welcomes applications for full- and part-time transfer students from accredited two- and four-year institutions. The Undergraduate Admissions Office seeks candidates with demonstrated strength in math, science and computer or engineering coursework. The University receives hundreds of transfer applications each year and admission is highly competitive.
Applicants should be aware of the accelerated pace of WPI’s academic calendar, which consists of four seven-week terms instead of two semesters. A full-time course load is defined as three courses per term with classes meeting four or five days per week, while a part-time course load may not exceed three total courses in two consecutive terms. All transfer students must enroll at WPI for a minimum of two full academic years in order to complete a degree. Additionally, undergraduate classes are only offered during the day.