Transfer Admissions Requirements
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.
Transfer Application Requirements
Because so many students decide to transfer to Wentworth, we’ve streamlined the process to make it as easy as possible. We’ll evaluate your application based on academic achievement and personal qualities. Here’s how it works.
Your final official high school transcript and official college transcripts. Please note that transcripts are considered official only if sent directly from your high school and/or previous college.
Note: If you are a first-semester college student, you will need to submit a Midterm Grade Report.
The Transfer College Report is a student conduct records form that prior institution(s) will send to Undergraduate Admissions. This document must be completed by a college official who is responsible for maintaining student disciplinary records and will indicate whether or not there have been any disciplinary infractions at your college or university.
We require at least one recommendation from a professor or other professional familiar with your academic abilities.
You can submit your essay with your application, or send it separately by mail or email. The required length is 250-500 words. Please make sure your name is included on your essay.
Be sure to include your participation in community service activities, athletic teams, employment and involvement in clubs and organizations.
- You must complete a mathematics course of study through the Algebra II level, at least one laboratory science course (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, or Physics), and four years of English.
- Students applying for Applied Mathematics, Applied Sciences, Computer Science, Cybersecurity or Electromechanical, Civil, Computer, Biomedical, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering must also have taken a minimum of Pre-Calculus.
- 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.
Additional Information for Specific Applications
For some applicants, additional documents may be required. Please read below to ensure your application will be complete and ready to review.
Additional Information for International Transfer Students
Wentworth requires that applicants with coursework or degrees from a non-U.S. university have their transcript evaluated for potential transfer credit. Students must obtain a professional transcript evaluation from one of the following companies:
Type of transcript evaluation report students should order: Course-by-Course Report
All transfer students (U.S. and non-U.S. universities) must also provide a catalog or syllabus form each post-secondary school attended containing course descriptions for all classes completed. If the documents are in a language other than English, they must be accompanied by official English translations. All records should indicate the number of lectures and/or laboratory hours per week and the grade received for each course.
Additional Information for Design Applicants
Interior Design, Industrial Design, or Architecture applicants: Transfer applicants who wish to be evaluated for possible transfer credit in design or drawing courses must submit a portfolio.
Additional Information for DACA Applicants
Wentworth is committed to providing a just and equitable educational experience for all students in our community. If you are a member of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, please see here for more information.
How We Evaluate Transfer Credit
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. 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.