Thank you for considering transferring to WPI! We value WPI transfer students like you because of your varied experience, academic and personal achievements, and maturity, and we know you will thrive here.
WPI now offers a free application and scholarships exclusively for transfer students. All accepted transfer students receive a Global Scholarship for up to $5,000 to complete a project at one of WPI's 50+ project centers domestically and abroad.
Transfer candidates have typically completed at least one full year of college (post-high school) by the time of intended enrollment, must be enrolled in, or have recently completed, upper-level coursework in math and science, and be in good academic and disciplinary standing at your current institution. Scroll down to learn more about our entrance requirements.
We know making the decision to transfer can be difficult, but it’s also an important one. Please contact us if you have any questions or need assistance; the Office of Admissions is here to help you through the transfer process.
The Path from QCC to WPI
Established in 1989, the coordinated effort between WPI and Quinsigamond Community College offers students a built-in framework of courses to help prepare them for a successful transition to WPI. Read more.
Read Quinsigamond's Articulation Agreements:
- Application Deadlines
Transfer admission to WPI is highly competitive, as shown by the WPI transfer acceptance rate. Successful full- and part-time transfer candidates:
- Have been enrolled as a degree-seeking student 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.
- enrolled as a degree-seeking student 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.
WPI Transfer Application
Complete and submit the WPI Transfer Application, linked to 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request that this form requirement be waived after submitting your WPI Transfer Application.
One Letter of Recommendation
Please provide a recommendation from a current or recent college-level instructor or advisor. Additional recommendations are welcome.
WPI 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).
Not required, but highly recommended:
WPI Transfer Applicant Mid-Term Report Form (PDF)
If you are currently enrolled at a post-secondary institution, we strongly encourage you to provide this form for coursework in progress. It is also possible we may request this of you as part of the application review if we feel this will benefit your candidacy or is needed to understand your academic 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).
Additional Requirements for International Transfers
In addition to what's listed in the Application Requirements section, international (non-citizen) 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, or Duolingo English Test (this requirement may be waived if college coursework is conducted in English).
- WPI's recommended TOEFL score is 90 with no subscore under 20.
- WPI's recommended IELTS score is 7.0 with no subscore under 6.5.
- WPI's recommended Duolingo English Test score is 115.
- All international applicants should complete and submit WPI’s Certification of Finances Form (PDF) demonstrating their ability to pay the full cost of attendance. This form is required only for students accepted to the university and who will enroll. Please note that WPI does not offer any scholarships or financial aid for international (non-citizen) transfer students.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Need-based Financial Aid
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. Learn more.
Need-based financial aid is not available for part-time or international (non U.S. citizen) transfer students. (Please see the Additional Requirements for International Transfers section for more details.)
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
Beginning with acceptance to WPI for Fall 2021, WPI will award all Phi Theta Kappa Scholars a $10,000 scholarship per year. All accepted PTK scholars will automatically be awarded—no additional application or materials are necessary, but please be certain to note in your WPI application that you are a PTK scholar. Part-time students and students with previous baccalaureate degrees are not eligible. This scholarship cannot be combined with the WPI Transfer Honors Award. Candidates must have submitted their completed application by the transfer application deadline.
Transfer Honors Award
All accepted transfer applicants will automatically be considered for the WPI Transfer Honors Award valued at up to $10,000 per year. Five outstanding transfer students will be awarded this scholarship based on the information provided in their WPI transfer application and resume, including academic performance, non-academic pursuits, and any recommendations. This award cannot be combined with the Phi Theta Kappa scholarship. Candidates must have submitted their completed application by the transfer application deadline.
How to Provide Documents
The WPI campus community is being advised to work remotely in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The admissions team strongly encourages you to try to provide documents electronically (email or fax) rather than by mail so that information can be added to your application portal as soon as possible. If you have questions or concerns about providing required documents or information, please contact us directly for guidance at email@example.com.
Electronic documents may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Documents may be faxed to: 508-831-5875
Documents sent via mail should be addressed to:
WPI Undergraduate Admissions
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). For more information, visit the QCC website on articulation and transfer agreements.
Transfer Student Success Stories
Albert Nana Beka ’20 and Chris Renfro ’20 followed different paths based on their passions and interests—that’s all part of the WPI experience, after all—but one thing they have in common? They both began their academic journeys at QCC before transferring to WPI.
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.