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 15

    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.
    • All transfer students must enroll at WPI for a minimum of two full academic years in order to complete a degree.
    • Undergraduate classes are only offered during the day.
    • All courses emphasize project-based learning.
  • Entrance Requirements

    Applicants should be:

    • enrolled in a college or university after graduating from high school.
    • enrolled in, or recently completed, courses in calculus and two laboratory sciences at the time of application.  
    • in good academic and disciplinary standing at your current college.

    Successful transfer applicants have completed at least one full year of college (after high school) by the time they enroll at WPI.

  • Application Requirements

    WPI Transfer Application
    Complete and submit the WPI Transfer Application, linked at the top of this page, by May 15th. Please be sure to provide a resume as part of your application, or a list of all work-related experiences, post-secondary extracurricular activities and/or community involvement, and/or awards and achievements. Be sure to discuss your goals in transferring to WPI in your personal essay.

    Official College Transcript(s)
    Contact all post-secondary institutions you have attended or are attending to request an official college transcript be sent to WPI.

    WPI Transfer Applicant Registrar’s Report Form (PDF)
    This form provides additional academic information on your academic record and is required from the college or university that you are currently attending or most recently attended. The college official should send this report directly to WPI (details in form).

    Official High School Transcript(s)
    Contact the high school or secondary school you graduated from to request an official, final high school transcript be sent to WPI.

    WPI Transfer Applicant Mid-Term Report Form (PDF)
    If currently enrolled at a post-secondary institution, please provide this form for coursework in progress. Print it out and ask that all college instructors for coursework in progress provide an update and sign. Once completed by all instructors, this form can be emailed or mailed to our office (see How to Provide Documents section below).

    If you are not enrolled at a post-secondary institution, or if you attend a post-secondary institution outside of the US that does not provide mid-year evaluations, please contact transfer@wpi.edu to request that this form requirement be waived after submitting your WPI Transfer Application.

    Two Letters of Recommendation

    1. One letter must be from a college academic instructor (preference for a current or recent math or science instructor).
    2. The other letter can be from another college academic instructor or advisor.

    If this is not an option and/or you would like to send a professional contact or personal reference as your second required recommendation, please contact us at transfer@wpi.edu after submitting your WPI Transfer Application.

    WPI Transfer Applicant Conduct Record Release Form (PDF)
    This form is required from all colleges or universities you have attended. Please provide this form to the college official who has access to your full disciplinary record, such as your Dean of Students Office, Registrar, or Student Conduct Affairs Office. The college official should send this report directly to WPI (details in form).

  • Additional Requirements for International Transfers

    In addition to the requirements in the Application Requirements section, international transfer applicants must provide:

    • 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).
      • WPI's minimum TOEFL requirement is 80 with no subscore under 20
      • WPI's minimum IELTS is 6.5 with no subscore under 6.0.
    • 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. Please note that WPI does not offer any scholarships or financial aid for international (non-citizen) transfer students. See: International Certification of Finance Form (PDF)

    Please note: If your university is outside of the US and does not provide mid-semester evaluations, please contact transfer@wpi.edu for a waiver after you have submitted the WPI Transfer Application.

  • 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.  (Please see the Additional Requirements for International Transfers section for more details.)

  • How to Provide Documents

    Electronic documents can be sent to: admissions@wpi.edu

    Documents sent via mail should be addressed to:

    WPI Undergraduate Admissions
    Bartlett Center
    100 Institute Road
    Worcester, MA 01609

  • 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.