Internal Transfer Guidelines

GW students are eligible to transfer within the University if they meet certain requirements. These requirements and the process for an internal transfer are outlined on the Registrar’s website

In addition, to remain on track, students should follow the curriculum for their chosen major, outlined in the University Bulletin, as closely as possible when selecting classes and meeting the transfer requirements.  The outline below fits into a four year plan to graduation.  Students who do not take the courses listed below could extend their time to graduation.

Since certain courses are restricted until the student is eligible to transfer to SEAS, it is important to plan ahead and possibly allow for a longer timeline to graduation.

First year students outside of SEAS, who are not sure of their intended major within SEAS, should follow the curriculum below as closely as possible in order to limit the number of courses that may need to be completed at a later time.  Students who have AP/IB Credit or Dual-enrollment credit for a listed course can continue following the non-SEAS course sequencing outlined in the bulletin for the specific major they are interested in pursuing.

Recommended First Year Schedule:

Fall

Credits

Spring

Credits

MATH 1231

3

MATH 1232

3

CHEM 1111

4

PHYS 1021**

4

UW 1020

3

University General Education Humanities

3

University General Education Social Science

3

University General Education Social Science

3

Exploratory Course for Parallel Major*

3

Exploratory Course for Parallel Major*

3

Total

16

Total

16

*Exploratory Course for Parallel Majors refers to developing a plan which will give you alternate options while pursuing a transfer to SEAS. These courses may not apply to the SEAS degree requirements but would offer you additional pathways to graduation if the transfer is not approved.

**Students interested in pursuing any of our BS degree options should not take PHYS 1011 or PHYS 1012 as they will not count towards your degree.

Internal transfer students who plan to transfer at the end of their first year and know which major they would plan to pursue, should have completed between 30-35 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 electives. 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.

Additional important information for internal transfer students:

Additionally, potential internal transfer students should review the SEAS Humanities and Social Science Requirement, which varies 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 give the student the greatest flexibility when transferring. However, depending on the major, specific courses may be required, so reviewing this information before registering is important.

Students interested in a transfer to SEAS should meet with a SEAS professional advisor during Open Advising Hours as well as their home school academic advisor to review their plans and parallel program options, as transferring may extend the time it takes to graduate.