Transferring to Wentworth? We Have Answers!

Plenty of students transfer between colleges every year. According to the Princeton Review, about one-third of all students will swap institutions at least once before earning their degree. Finding the right school is all about fit—with your character, personality, learning style and your academic and career goals. Transfer students are looking for just that – the right fit for them. Hopefully in this post, we can answer some questions about the transfer process at Wentworth and answer some questions that you may have.

Who are Wentworth’s transfer applicants and admits?

Wentworth uses a holistic review process and welcomes approximately 100 new transfer students every year. We consider you a transfer student if you have completed the equivalent of at least 12 semester hours of credit after completing high school. (Dual-enrollment courses don’t count towards these hours if those credits are being used to graduate from your high school program.)

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.

What should I submit?

Completing a transfer application can be confusing for many students. We try to make it as seamless of a process as possible. Below is an outline of what transfer applicants need to submit:

Wentworth practices rolling admissions, which means we review each application as soon as we receive all required documents.

Transfer Application 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.
  • A completed Transfer Report
  • SAT/ACT Scores (students within 1 year of high school graduation)
  • TOEFL Scores (please refer to our English Proficiency Requirements)
  • 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 Requirements for International Transfer Student

  • Wentworth Institute of Technology 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 the official English translations. All records should indicate the number of lecture and/or laboratory hours per week and the grade received for each course.

Still have questions? Feel free to contact Brian Steele at 617-989-4205 or steeleb@wit.edu and he will be more than happy to assist you with anything. For questions regarding international transfers, please reach out to Paulina Bula at 617-989-4024 or bulap@wit.edu.

When can I apply?

The priority deadline for spring applicants is December 1 and fall applications is February 15. After this date, some programs may be closed to further applications, so we encourage you to apply early.

Where can I find more information?

Your admissions counselor is a good place to start, feel free to reach out to Brian Steele either at 617-989-4617 or steeleb@wit.edu for questions to start. We also recommend visiting campus and seeing it for yourself! We have a variety of visit options to choose from. Lastly, you can experience Wentworth’s campus for yourself with our Virtual Tour. You can see the entire campus on your computer, tablet, phone or VR headset.

Why should I transfer?

College transfers happen a variety of reasons and your experience should be a transformative experience that allows you to accomplish your academic and personal aspirations. It is understandable to have concerns about transferring. However, we are here for you with any questions that you may have about our programs, application requirements, transfer credit, scholarships, campus life and more.

If you are interested in transferring to Wentworth, we will have a live online chat Wednesday, December 5th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. to answer any questions you may have.

How to Apply?

Click here to get your application started! If you are already an applicant, and would like to request a viewbook or additional information, please e-mail admissions@wit.edu. You can also check out our digital viewbook at wit.edu/viewbook as well.

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