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At Wentworth, we have two primary criteria for evaluating transfer students: academic achievement and personal qualities.
We feel it’s critical that both high school and college transcripts be considered when evaluating transfer students. Typically, successful applicants have grade point averages of C+ to B+ or better. Whatever your reasons for transferring, we’ll use the most complete information possible to make admissions decisions and take your particular situation into account.
Personal qualities are reflected in the information in your completed application – including your personal statement or essay and at least one recommendation letter. We’re looking for students with a career-oriented focus and who are motivated to succeed in their chosen field.
The Admissions Process
Wentworth practices rolling admissions, which means we review each application as soon as we receive all required documents. The priority deadline for fall applications is February 15. After this date, please check with the Admissions Office for space availability in the area of your interest. Since some majors and on-campus housing fill up quickly, we encourage you to apply early.
A complete transfer application includes the following requirements:
- The application form and $50 application fee.
- Personal statement or essay.
- Recommendation (from a professor or other professional familiar with your academic abilities).
- Final official high school transcript.
- Official college transcripts (photocopies and faxes are not considered official) from all other institutions of higher learning you have attended.
- Transfer Report (completely filled out)
- SAT/ACT Scores (students within 1 year of high school graduation)
- TOEFL Scores (if necessary, please refer to our English Proficiency Requirements)
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 course work 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.
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.