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Transfer Students

Information for Transfer Students

Transfers into Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering Program will accept applications for transfer at any time. Applications will be evaluated at the end of the semester in which they are received. All applications will be evaluated against:

1. How well the applicant meets the course criterion (completion of MATH1061, Calculus I and CHEM1040, Chemistry I) and grades in those courses and any other math, science and engineering courses attempted.  General Education courses are not heavily considered in transfer applications.
2. Other applications being evaluated at the same time
3. How easily the applicant can get on track with the standard engineering curriculum - can view the curriculum on-line at http://ceas.uc.edu/current_students/curriculum_information.html
4. Student class size limitations

The Mechanical Engineering Program typically receives many more applications than what the Program has space for. Not all applications will be successful and, currently, class size restrictions are requiring that we deny many qualified students.  At the current time, the class of 2019 is very near capacity.  The class of 2020 is accepting applicatons for transfer.

Any student interested in Mechanical Engineering is encouraged to apply for transfer.  Applications that are not submitted cannot be evaluated.  Each semester is different and applications that might be denied one semester might be approved in another semester.

It is the policy of the Mechanical Engineering Program to take as many students as possible.  Class size limitation are what determine how many students can be accepted, NOT a GPA requirement.  Students with a GPA in Math, Science and Engineering less than a 2.000 will always be denied (regardless of overall GPA).  Any student in good standing will always be considered for transfer.

How decisions are made:

For on campus transfers:

Decisions are made only after the semester in which the application was received and grades for that semester have been posted.

Students applying after their first semester:
    •    MUST have completed MATH1061 (or MATH1060) and CHEM1040.  The student should also have completed (or have credit for) ENGL1001, ENED1020 and ENED1090.
    •    A GPA is calculated for any Math (MATHxxxx), Science (CHEMxxxx or PHYSxxxx), and ENED1090.  Any “W” grade in those courses is considered as a “F” even if the student has other credit for that course.

Students applying after their second semester:
    •    MUST have completed MATH1061 (or MATH1060) and CHEM1040.  The student should also have completed (or have credit for) ENGL1001, ENED1020, ENED1090, ENED1091, PHYS2001 and PHYS2001L.
    •    Students who have not completed any of the above courses and/or have not completed MATH1062 and PD1011 should be prepared to take those courses over the Summer semester or they will be required to miss a co-op semester.
    •    A GPA for all Math (MATHxxxx), Science (CHEMxxxx or PHYSxxxx) and all engineering (ENEDxxxx) courses.  Any “W” grade in those courses is considered as a “F” even if the student has other credit for that course.

Students applying after their third semester or later:
    •    Transfer into Mechanical Engineering after the third semester is difficult.  Transfer after the third semester will normally require the student to miss a co-op semester in order to take required Mechanical Engineering courses from the third semester.  Transfers after forth semester or later will normally require additional years to complete the degree.
    •    Transfers after the third semester will be based on space available and grades in Math, Science and all engineering courses taken by the student.

For off campus transfers:

Mechanical Engineering is officially closed to off campus transfers.  Any off campus student who contacts the Department will always be considered but only exceptional students will be accepted (typically a GPA in Math, Science and Engineering above a 3.75 in necessary to be considered).  If an exceptional student contacts the Department and is acceptable to the Department the student must transfer to the University of Cincinnati and be admitted to a program other than Mechanical Engineering, typically Arts and Sciences Exploratory Studies.  After arriving at UC, in their first semester they apply for transfer to Mechanical Engineering and are accepted based on their previous work.  They are given permission to take any Mechanical Engineering course work for which they do not meet prerequisite requirements.