WPI welcomes applications for full- and part-time transfer students from accredited two- and four-year institutions. We look for candidates with demonstrated strength in math, science, and computer or engineering coursework; transfer admission to WPI is highly competitive. Please review our frequently asked questions for Transfer Students for additional information. You may contact the transfer admissions counselors via email at transfer@wpi.edu.

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.

Transfer Credit & Articulation Agreements

After a student has been accepted and final transcripts received, the Office of Admissions coordinates the formal evaluation of credit accepted towards a WPI degree. Courses taken at regionally accredited post-secondary institutions that are comparable to courses offered at WPI will be reviewed for course content and level by the WPI department offering the comparable course. 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.


  • To be officially classified as a transfer candidate, you must be a high school graduate and enrolled in college following your graduation from high school.
  • Transfer candidates must be enrolled in, or have recently completed, courses in calculus and in two laboratory sciences at the time of application.  
  • Successful transfer candidates typically have a cumulative college GPA of 3.5 or higher.  Additionally, successful transfer candidates have typically completed at least one full year of college (post high school) by the time of intended enrollment.
  • Transfer candidates must be in good academic and disciplinary standing at their current institution.


WPI is a member of the Common Application, which is the exclusive method by which to apply to the institution. Students are required to submit the following additional credentials (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)

  • Official college transcripts for each post-secondary institution attended (please note: when using the Common Application, providing an unofficial transcript or course list with grades is sufficient. If admitted, final official college transcripts would be required as part of the enrollment and transfer credit review process).
  • Mid-Term Report (if currently enrolled, please provide the Mid-Term Report for coursework in progress. If not enrolled, please contact transfer@wpi.edu to request this requirement be waived).
  • Official, final high school transcript (please note: when using the Common Application, providing an unofficial transcript is sufficient. If admitted, a final official high school transcript and proof of high school graduation would be required as part of the enrollment process).
  • Two letters of recommendation:
    • One recommendation must be from a college academic instructor (preference for a current or recent math or science instructor)
    • One recommendation should preferably be from another college academic instructor or advisor. If this is not an option and/or you would like to send a  professional or personal as your 2nd required recommendation, please contact us at transfer@wpi.edu and we will adjust this in your WPI application portal
  • Resume or list of all work and school activity 
  • Transfer College Report – available for download from the Common Application, the Transfer College Report should be completed by a college official who has access to your full academic and disciplinary record, such as your Dean, Adviser or Registrar. The college official should send this report to WPI.
  • Personal essay discussing the applicant's goals in transferring to WPI (not an additional credential, but an important part of the Common Application)

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER STUDENTS (additional information and requirements)

  • English translations and course-by-course credit evaluations (from a current NACES member) for all non-US transcripts

  • Proof of English language proficiency, which may be demonstrated by means of TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB, or GCSE score reports (this requirement may be waived if college coursework is conducted in English) 
  • Proof of Financial Ability (should you be accepted to WPI), demonstrating funding for 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.

Please note: If your university is outside of the US and does not provide mid-semester evaluations, please contact us for a waiver






Transfer Fall Admission

Transfer students

May 15


June 30

The option to apply as a transfer student to WPI through the Common Application is available January 1. The transfer application review process begins in March for fall admission.

As a transfer student, you may be eligible for need-based scholarship and loan funds from a variety of sources including WPI, the federal government, and some state government agencies. Financial aid is not available for part-time or international transfer students.

Learn more about your aid options here.

Review FAQ's for Transfer Students, see  instructions on how to apply, or start your application now!