Thank you for considering WPI!

Review our requirements and information for transfer students below, plus our frequently asked questions. Contact us at transfer@wpi.edu with any questions.

  • Application Deadlines

    APPLICATION OPENS

    APPLICATION REVIEW BEGINS

    APPLICATION DEADLINE

    DECISION NOTIFICATION

    ENROLL BY

    January 1

    March 1

    May 15

    Rolling

    June 30

  • Important Information

    Transfer admission to WPI is highly competitive. Successful full- and part-time transfer candidates:

    • Come from accredited two- and four-year institutions.
    • Have demonstrated strength in math, science, and computer or engineering coursework. 
    • Must enroll at WPI for a minimum of two full academic years.

    We strongly recommend browsing the WPI website to see if our education is a good fit for you. Important considerations of WPI include:

    • The WPI Plan has an accelerated academic calendar with four seven-week terms instead of two semesters.
    • A full-time course load is three courses per term, with classes meeting four or five days per week.
      • A part-time course load is no more than three total courses, two terms in a row.
    • Undergraduate classes are only offered during the day.
    • All courses emphasize project-based learning.
  • Entrance Requirements
    • You must be enrolled in a college after graduating from high school.
    • You must be enrolled in, or recently completed, courses in calculus and two laboratory sciences at the time of application.  
    • You must be in good academic and disciplinary standing at your current college.

    Transfer students accepted to WPI have:

    • A cumulative college GPA of 3.5 or higher 
    • Completed at least one full year of college (after high school) by the time they enroll at WPI
  • Application Requirements

    Complete your application, and be sure to discuss your goals in transferring to WPI in your personal essay. *Please note: WPI is no longer using the Common Application for transfer applicants. Our WPI Transfer Application will be available online on January 1st through this website.*

    You must also submit the following additional documents:

    • Official college transcripts for each post-secondary institution attended
    • Mid-Term Report for coursework in progress
      • If you are not currently enrolled, contact transfer@wpi.edu to request a waiver.
      • If your university is outside of the US and does not provide mid-semester evaluations, contact transfer@wpi.edu to request a waiver.
    • Official, final high school transcript
    • Two letters of recommendation
      • One must be a college academic instructor (preference for a current/recent math or science instructor).
      • One preferably from another college academic instructor or advisor.
        • If this is not an option and/or you would like to send a  professional or personal recommendation, contact transfer@wpi.edu so we can adjust your application requirement.
    • Resume or list of all work and school activity
    • Transfer College Report

    Electronic documents can be sent to admissions@wpi.edu and documents sent via mail should be addressed to: WPI Undergraduate Admissions, Bartlett Center, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609.

     

  • Additional Requirements for International Transfers
    • English translations and course-by-course credit evaluations from a current NACES member for all non-US transcripts

    • Proof of English language proficiency through a TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB, or GCSE score report
      • If college coursework is in English, contact transfer@wpi.edu to request a waiver.
    • Proof of financial ability, showing that you can cover the total cost of educational and living expenses
      • An I-20 will not be issued without this form.
      • WPI is not able to offer any scholarships or financial aid for international (non-citizen) transfer students.
  • Financial Aid

    Transfer applicants to WPI are eligible for need-based financial aid, as well as a limited number of Phi Theta Kappa merit scholarships. In order to apply for need-based financial aid, applicants must submit both the FASFA and the CSS Profile. Transfer students may also be eligible for loan funds from a variety of sources including WPI, the federal government, and some state government agencies. Learn more.

    Please note that scholarship and financial aid are not available for any part-time or international (non-US citizen) transfer students.  

  • Accepted Students: Transfer Credit & Articulation Agreements

    After a student has been accepted and has sent in their final transcripts, WPI will begin formally evaluating transfer credit.

    Courses taken at regionally accredited post-secondary institutions similar to courses at WPI will be reviewed by the appropriate WPI academic department. Learn more.

    WPI has articulation agreements with specified programs at Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) and Cape Cod Community College (CCCC). For more information, visit QCC and CCCC websites on articulation and transfer agreements.