External Transfer Guidelines

Students outside of GW interested in transferring to the School of Engineering and Applied Science must apply through the GW Undergraduate Admissions Transfer process.

When external transfer students select classes at their current institution, they should follow the curriculum outlined in the GW University Bulletin as closely as possible in order to remain on track.  A grade of C- or better must be earned in order for a course to transfer to GW.  Also, all students must complete a minimum of 60 credits towards their degree at GW in order to receive their degree.  If a student does not complete all of the courses listed per major below, it will likely extend time to graduation.  The outlines below are intended for students planning on graduating in three years or two years respectively, but are approximations based on possible transfer credits.

Students who plan to transfer at the end of their first year:

External transfer students who plan to transfer at the end of their first year, should have completed between 30-40 credits of coursework equivalent to the following:

Biomedical Engineering

MATH 1231, MATH 1232, UW 1020, CHEM 1111, CHEM 1112, BISC 1115/1125, BISC 1116/1126, PHYS 1021, and 1 Humanities and Social Science elective.  Please see the most updated curriculum requirements.

Civil Engineering

MATH 1231, MATH 1232, UW 1020, CHEM 1111, PHYS 1021, CSCI 1121, MAE 1004, and 2-3 Humanities and Social Science electives.  Please see the most updated curriculum requirements.

Computer Engineering  

MATH 1231, MATH 1232, UW 1020, CHEM 1111, PHYS 1021, CSCI 1121, CSCI 1311, and 2-3 Humanities and Social Science electives.  Please see the most updated curriculum requirements.

Computer Science

MATH 1231, MATH 1232, UW 1020, Science Elective (CHEM 1111 or PHYS 1021 or BISC 1115/125), CSCI 1111, CSCI 1112, CSCI 1311,and 1-2 Humanities and Social Science electives.  Please see the most updated curriculum requirements.

Electrical Engineering

MATH 1231, MATH 1232, UW 1020, CHEM 1111, PHYS 1021 or 1025, ECE 1120, and 2-3 Humanities and Social Science electives.  Please see the most updated curriculum requirements.

Mechanical Engineering

MATH 1231, MATH 1232, MATH 2184, UW 1020, CHEM 1111, PHYS 1021, CSCI 1121 (or CSCI 1012), MAE 1004, and 1-2 Humanities Social Science electives.  Please see the most updated curriculum requirements.

Systems Engineering

MATH 1231, MATH 1232, UW 1020, PHYS 1021, CSCI 1111, CSCI 1112, ECON 1011, UW 1020, and COMM 1040.  Please see the most updated curriculum requirements.

 

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Students who apply to SEAS after two years of undergraduate study:

External transfer students applying to SEAS after two years of undergraduate coursework should have completed between 60-70 credits including the list of first year equivalents (above) and equivalents to the following courses below:

Biomedical Engineering

In addition to the first year courses listed above:

PHYS 1022/26, ECE 2110, MATH 2233, APSC 2113, 2 Restricted Engineering Electives (see curriculum sheet), BME 2820 or CSCI 1111 or ECE 1120, 1 Humanities or Social Science elective.  Please see the most updated curriculum requirements.

Civil Engineering

In addition to the first year courses listed above:

APSC 2057, APSC 2113, MATH 2233, PHYS 1022, APSC 2058, CE 2210, CE 2220, CE 2710, GEOL 1001, 2 Humanities or Social Science courses.  Please see the most updated curriculum requirements.

Computer Engineering

In addition to the first year courses listed above:

APSC 2113, ECE 2110, MATH 2233, PHYS 1022, ECE 1125, APSC 3115, ECE 2115, ECE 2210, ECE 2140, 1 Humanities or Social Science course.  Please see the most updated curriculum requirements.

Computer Science

In addition to the first year courses listed above:

CSCI 2461, CSCI 2113, Social Science 2 (Gen Ed), CSCI 2312, Science Elective 2, Stat. Requirement, Science Elective 3, CSCI 3410, CSCI 2541, CS Elective, CSCI 2501.  Please see the most updated curriculum requirements.

Electrical Engineering

In addition to the first year courses listed above:

ECE 1125, ECE 2110, APSC 2113, MATH 2233, PHYS 1022 or 1026, ECE 2210, APSC 2114, ECE 2115, ECE 2140, 1 Humanities or Social Science course.  Please see the most updated curriculum requirements.

Mechanical Engineering

In addition to the first year courses listed above:

APSC 2057, APSC 2113, MAE 2117, MATH 2233, PHYS 1022, APSC 2058, ECE 2110, CSCI 1121, MAE 2131, CE 2220.  Please see the most updated curriculum requirements.

Systems Engineering

In addition to the first year courses listed above:

APSC 3115, CSCI 2113, EMSE 2801, MATH 2233, PHYS 1022, CSCI 2441, EMSE 2705, EMSE 3815, EMSE 4765,1 Humanities or Social Science course.  Please see the most updated curriculum requirements.

 

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Additional important information for transfer students:

External transfer students should review the SEAS Humanities and Social Science Requirement before registering for classes as the requirements vary by major. In general, choosing courses that fulfill the University General Education Requirement for Critical Analysis in the Social Sciences or Critical Analysis in the Humanities will definitely give the student the greatest flexibility when transferring.

At this time, pre-approval of transfer courses for external transfers is not available. However, upon admission students will receive a transfer credit evaluation outline of approved equivalents. If you have any questions about the evaluation please reach out to [email protected].

External transfer students can refer to the University Bulletin for specific courses descriptions in order to consult with their current university about likely course equivalents. If needed, students can request a copy of a course syllabus from the respective GW department or course instructor.

Finally, transferring to GW and SEAS may affect your timeline to graduate depending on your major, courses that are approved to transfer, and when you are officially admitted to GW/SEAS. If you have any questions once admitted and you have received your transfer credit evaluation, please email [email protected].