Transfer Student Admissions

Thinking about Transferring to Wentworth?

Finding the right school is all about fit—with your character, personality, learning style and your academic and career goals. We are glad you are considering Wentworth as you continue your education. We’re always interested in motivated, career-oriented students who want to make a difference in the world.

When evaluating transfer applicants, we have two primary criteria:

  • Academic achievement – We look at both high school and college transcripts; a typical admitted transfer student at Wentworth has an average GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Personal qualities – Through a candidate’s personal statement or essay, and interests and activities, we look for those who are motivated to succeed in their chosen field.

Wentworth allows you to transfer credits for courses you have already taken. We review each course on an individual basis to determine if it is applicable and acceptable. Credits will be transferred only for courses with a grade of C or better. You must complete 50% of your curriculum at Wentworth in order to graduate.

Transfer Tuesday

Wentworth hosts weekly events on Tuesdays from October 6 to December 15, 2020, specifically tailored to full-time transfer applicants.  This weekly event allows you to make a 30-minute appointment to virtually meet with representatives from Wentworth's Admissions, Financial Aid, and Registrar’s Offices to have any and all questions answered regarding the application and enrollment process. 


Applying to Wentworth

Wentworth practices rolling admissions, which means we review each application as soon as we receive all required documents. The priority deadline for applicants is December 1st for both fall and spring. After this date, some programs may be closed to further applications, so we encourage you to apply early. We also have a transfer checklist that will assist in making the process of transferring smoother by giving a step-by-step guide.

Transfer Application Requirements

An Application

Your Official Transcripts

Transfer Report

Recommendation Letters

Personal Statement/Essay

Extracurricular Activities 


Additional Information for International Transfer Students

Additional Information for Specific Applicants

How We Evaluate Transfer Credit

We know your ability to transfer credits can play a critical role in your decision to attend Wentworth. Therefore, we streamline the evaluation process as much as possible.

We review every course to determine its applicability to the program for which you are applying. Credits will be transferred only for courses with a grade of C or better. Generally, we evaluate classes based on their available catalog descriptions.

Students planning to major in Industrial or Interior Design who have taken similar coursework at other institutions must submit a portfolio of their work for review by the Department of Design and Facilities for consideration of transfer credit. Students should contact the department directly to schedule the review. Students majoring in Architecture must complete all architectural courses at Wentworth.

Please take a look at our Transfer Credit Guide for more information of how your credits may transfer to Wentworth from another institution. Also check out our policies for Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate exams and Project Lead The Way to see if you qualify to receive college credit.

Students are required to take a minimum of 50 percent of their curriculum at Wentworth. If you have questions about the required course of study for any of our majors, please review the Wentworth catalog carefully and/or contact the appropriate academic department directly.

Once accepted, we will send you an evaluation of your transfer credits and a list of courses you need to take at Wentworth – usually within three weeks following your acceptance letter.


For more information

Wentworth Admissions Office
617-989-4000 or 800-556-0610