Transfer student admission to UB Engineering

Admission of transfer students to the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences is coordinated through the Office of Admissions. If you have completed more than 24 college credit hours at the time you apply, your previous college academic record is reviewed. If you’ve completed fewer than 24 credit hours at the time you apply, your high school transcript, SAT and/or ACT test scores, and previous college academic record are reviewed.

Admission Criteria

In order to receive consideration for transfer admission to the University at Buffalo, it is recommended that students present a strong record of college study, earning a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. For admission into the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences students also need to complete at least three courses in their desired major and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in all previous major requirement courses in math, science, and engineering.

Admission to engineering or computer science as an approved major requires the following:

  1. Submission of the UB Application by March 15th (for fall semester admission) or October 1st (for spring admission).
  2. Admission to the University at Buffalo.
  3. Submission of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Supplemental Application. The deadlines for the supplemental application are May 1st (fall semester submission) and November 15th (spring semester submission).
  4. Completion of at least three courses in a student’s desired major.
  5. Minimum GPA of 2.5 for all math, science, and engineering courses relevant to the student’s desired major.

In addition to these specific requirements, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences will consider a student’s entire academic record in reaching an admission decision. Factors such as a history of repeating and resigning classes, or low grades in classes relevant to the student’s desired discipline may result in denial of admission.

Transfer students should utilize our electronic flowsheets for help in identifying courses required for their desired major. Transfer students should pay particular attention to the course requisite sequences identified by the flowsheets to ensure that they have the necessary prerequisites to enter our courses in a timely manner. For example, students without EAS209 Mechanics of Solids cannot take the recommended sequence of junior year classes in mechanical, aerospace, or civil engineering.

Enrollment into UB Engineering courses (BE, EAS, CE, CIE, upper level CSE, EE, IE, MAE) requires admission into UB Engineering as an approved major. 

Joint Admissions

The University at Buffalo maintains several 2+2 joint admissions programs with community colleges in New York State as well as a few 3+2 programs with other SUNY colleges. These programs help students who know they want to transfer into the UB School of Engineering plan for this well in advance. Central to this planning should be semesterly contact with an advisor in UB Engineering.

Course Articulations

For information about how your college credits will transfer please begin by visiting Will your Credits Transfer? You will be introduced to the university’s transfer articulation system, called TAURUS, which will show you how transfer courses match UB courses and requirements. When you are admitted you will receive a detailed report showing these articulations. Whatever your situation however, an appointment with an engineering advisor can be helpful in interpreting this more fully.