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CORNELL ENGINEERING ADMITS TRANSFER STUDENTS FOR

FALL ENTRY ONLY


APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 15, 2018

 

The most important criteria for admission to Cornell Engineering are:

  • the content and rigor of the college-level courses you have taken (and/or are currently taking)
  • strong performance (grades) in the college-level courses you have taken (and/or are currently taking)

Both are critical to ensure a smooth transition into our programs at the sophomore or junior level. Competitive applicants generally come from rigorous accredited engineering, engineering science, or pre-engineering programs and will have a grade-point average equivalent to B+ or higher, without any grade(s) below a C level.

The following major-specific tables provide an overview of the minimum academic requirements for prospective Engineering transfer students. For your reference, a PDF version can also be found here: Guidelines for Prospective Transfer Students. To achieve sophomore standing in a particular major applicants must have completed at least the equivalent of all Cornell courses listed under “sophomore standing.” For junior standing, applicants must have completed the equivalent of all Cornell courses listed under “junior standing,” as well as those listed under “sophomore standing.” Please use the information contained in the tables below, the Cornell Course Descriptions list, and the help of your college adviser when selecting courses at your current institution.

Biological Engineering

Note: Biology and Chemistry sequence can be taken in either order for this major.

Sophomore Standing Junior Standing
MATH 1910 & 1920 MATH 2930 & 2940
CS 1112 (preferred) or CS 1110 or CS 1114 ENGRD 2020
CHEM 2090 & 1570 or an introductory biology class with lab ENGRD 2600 or 2210
PHYS 1112 PHYS 2213 & 2214
Students may substitute CHEM 2080 or CHEM 1570 for PHYS 2214 in this major.
2 First-Year Writing Seminars One Year of College Biology for Majors (with Lab).  *Students pursuing the College Biology prerequisite have a variety of choices and should select a course similar at their current campus to one of the following: BIOEE 1610, BIOEE 1780, BIOG 1440, BIOG 1445BIOMG 1350.
 

2 Liberal Studies Courses

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Chemical Engineering

Note: Students are encouraged to apply to enter as sophomores because some required sophomore courses are not available at most two-year colleges.

Sophomore Standing Junior Standing
MATH 1910 & 1920 MATH 2930 & 2940
CS 1110 or 1112 ENGRD 2190
CHEM 2090 or 2080 CHEM 2900, 3890, and 3900
PHYS 1112 CHEME 3230
2 First-Year Writing Seminars PHYS 2213
  2 Liberal Studies Courses
  Biology Elective (recommended)

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Civil Engineering

Note: Students can substitute Chem 2080 for Phys 2214 in this major.

Sophomore Standing Junior Standing
MATH 1910 & 1920 MATH 2930 & 2940
CS 1110 or 1112 ENGRD 2020
CHEM 2090 PHYS 2213 & 2214
Students may substitute CHEM 2080 or CHEM 1570 for PHYS 2214 in this major.
PHYS 1112 2 Liberal Studies Courses
2 First-Year Writing Seminars  

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Electrical & Computer Engineering

Note: Successful transfer applicants to this major will generally have completed introductory coursework in digital logic design, fundamental properties of circuits, or signal processing before applying for admission.

Sophomore Standing Junior Standing
MATH 1910 & 1920 MATH 2930 & 2940
One of: ENGRD/ECE 2100, ENGRD 2300, or ECE 2200 Two of: ENGRD/ECE 2100, ENGRD 2300, and/or ECE 2200
CS 1110 or 1112 PHYS 2213 & 2214
CHEM 2090 2 Liberal Studies Courses
PHYS 1112  
2 First-Year Writing Seminars  

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Engineering Physics

Note: Students are encouraged to apply to enter this major as juniors. For more information on ENGRI and ENGRD courses, visit the online Courses of Study and search by prefix for "ENGRI" or "ENGRD".

Sophomore Standing Junior Standing
MATH 1910 & 1920 MATH 2930 & 2940
CS 1110 or 1112 AEP 3630 (recommended)
CHEM 2090 Any ENGRD course
PHYS 1112 PHYS 2213 & 2214
Any ENGRI (Intro to Engineering) course 2 Liberal Studies Courses
2 First-Year Writing Seminars  

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Environmental Engineering

Note: Biology and Chemistry sequence can be taken in either order for this major.

Sophomore Standing Junior Standing
MATH 1910 & 1920 MATH 2930 & 2940
CS 1110 or 1112 ENGRD 2020
CHEM 2090 & 1570 PHYS 2213
PHYS 1112 2 Liberal Studies Courses
2 First-Year Writing Seminars One Introductory College Biology Course.
Students pursuing the Introductory Biology prerequisite have a variety of choices and should select a course similar to one of the following: BIOEE 1610, BIOEE 1780, BIOG 1440BIOG 1445BIOMG 1350
  One of: ENGRD 2210, ENGRD 2510, or ENGRD 3200

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Information Science, Systems, & Technology

Note: If Math 2930 is not taken, then Chem 2080 must replace Phys 2214 for this major.

Sophomore Standing Junior Standing
MATH 1910 & 1920 MATH 2940
CS 1110 MATH 2930 or one of the following: MATH 3040 or CS 2800
CHEM 2090 ENGRD 2110 & 2700
INFO 2300 PHYS 2213 & 2214 (or CHEM 2080)
PHYS 1112 INFO 3300
2 First-Year Writing Seminars 2 Liberal Studies Courses

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Materials Science & Engineering
Sophomore Standing Junior Standing
MATH 1910 & 1920 MATH 2930 & 2940
CS 1110 ENGRD 2610 & 2620
CHEM 2090 MSE 2060
Introductory MSE Course PHYS 2213 & 2214
PHYS 1112 2 Liberal Studies Courses
2 First-Year Writing Seminars Students unable to complete MS&E courses at their current institution are encouraged to demonstrate interest in MS&E through other related coursework or independent exploration.

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Mechanical Engineering

Note: If current institution does not offer an equivalent to MAE 2250, students should take PHYS 2214 or ENGRD/ECE 2100 instead.

Sophomore Standing Junior Standing
MATH 1910 & 1920 MATH 2930 & 2940
Basic Programming ENGRD 2020 & 2210
CHEM 2090 PHYS 2213
PHYS 1112 MAE 2030 & 2250
2 First-Year Writing Seminars 2 Liberal Studies Courses

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Operations Research & Engineering

Note: If Math 2930 is not taken, then Chem 2080 must replace Phys 2214 for this major.

Sophomore Standing Junior Standing
MATH 1910 & 1920 MATH 2940
CS 1110 or 1112 MATH 2930 or one of the following: Math 3040 or CS 2800
CHEM 2090 ENGRD 2110 & 2700
PHYS 1112 PHYS 2213 & 2214 (or CHEM 2080)
2 First-Year Writing Seminars 2 Liberal Studies Courses

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Science of Earth Systems