Internal transfer describes the process of a currently enrolled undergraduate student at UT Austin moving from one college to another or moving within the Cockrell School of Engineering from one major to another. Students must apply for an internal transfer into Cockrell School majors through an online application.

Admission is competitive and based on space availability. Students must meet all of the requirements to be considered for transfer into a major in the Cockrell School. Coursework and GPA for the semester in which a student applies for a change of major will be included in the transfer application. UT Austin degree holders seeking a second degree in engineering should contact Engineering Student Services for information on a separate application process.

Current students should login to ENGR Direct Students to view a detailed list of requirements, application deadlines, and upcoming info sessions.

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Requirements and Application Deadlines

The following information is intended for prospective students interested in learning more about their options for major change and internal transfer within the Cockrell School of Engineering.

Minimum requirements

  • All applicants are required to have in-residence credit for calculus and other technical courses.
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative and technical GPA of a 3.0
  • A short 500-word essay is also required for all applicants.

Application Deadlines: All application deadlines are listed on ENGR Direct Students and are subject to change. 

Admission Decision Criteria

Internal transfer admission to all majors in the Cockrell School is offered on a space-available basis to those students who are best academically qualified and who articulate their engineering goals well in the essay submission. The holistic review process evaluates GPAs and essay scores when making admission decisions.

The Cockrell School does not have a standard GPA requirement for internal transfer admission. The cumulative and required technical GPAs of admitted students vary by semester and requested major, as does the number of seats offered.

Internal Transfer Info Sessions

Info sessions are available for current students interested in learning more about the application process and requirements. Login to ENGR Direct Students to view the list of upcoming info sessions.