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Undergraduate Admissions

Special Requirements for Certain Majors (Transfer)

Special Requirements for Transfer Students

Please note, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Additionally, some majors have a limited amount of spaces available; be sure to complete your application by the priority date to ensure full consideration to those programs. 

A successful portfolio review by the Department of Art unless you qualify for a portfolio waiver. Visit the department’s website for more information.

Majors with special requirements include Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, Operations & Information Management, and Sport Management.

Transfer students applying during their first full-time semester (taking at least 12 credits) of college should have:

  • Very strong high school grades; and
  • 4 years of high school math with a grade of B or higher in pre-calculus.

Transfer students applying during their second semester of college (at least 12 credits completed after high school completion) should have:

  • 3.2 cumulative college GPA; and
  • Economics or financial accounting completed with a grade of B- or higher or in-progress (Accounting majors should have strong grades in accounting courses); and
  • College level math completed with a grade of B- or higher or in-progress.

Sophomore (27+ credits completed at the time of application) or junior year (57+ credits completed at the time of application) transfer:

  • 3.2 cumulative college GPA; and
  • College level math completed with a grade of B- or higher or in-progress; and
  • Sophomore: 2 additional predictor courses* with a grade of B- or higher.
  • Junior: 3 additional predictor courses* with a grade of B- or higher.
    *Predictor Courses: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting

Transfer applicants must have completed prerequisite coursework in both calculus and data structures with a minimum grade of B+. For more information, see the Manning College of Information and Computer Science website.

Transfer students applying during their first semester of college should have:

  • Very strong high school grades; and
  • 4 years of high school math; B or better in calculus.

Transfer students applying during their second semester of college should have:

  • 3.0 cumulative college GPA; and
  • Engineering calculus and a programming language course* completed or in progress with grades of B or higher.

Sophomore and junior year transfers:

  • 3.0 cumulative college GPA; and 
  • Sophomore: Engineering calculus I and a programming language course* completed with grades of B or higher.
  • Junior: Engineering calculus I & II and data structures completed with a B or higher.

*Programming courses such as Java, C, C++, or Python

A successful audition with the Department of Dance. Visit the department’s website for more information.

Junior year transfers:

Microeconomics or macroeconomics with a C or higher grade. Completion of calculus or precalculus is strongly encouraged, but not required. 
 

Admission is selective. Majors to the College of Engineering also require a strong academic record in math and science coursework, including chemistry and physics.

Transfer applicants must have a minimum college GPA of 3.0 or higher and have earned grades of C or better in college calculus and physics/chemistry courses. For more information, see the College of Engineering website.

Transfer students applying during their first semester of college:

  • Very strong high school grades;
  • Precalculus (or a higher-level math), chemistry, and physics during high school; and
  • Engineering calculus I in-progress or with a grade of C or higher.

Transfer students applying during their second semester of college:

  • A cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • Engineering calculus I with a grade of C or higher and engineering calculus II in progress.

Sophomore and junior year transfer:

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and the following pre-requisites with grades of C or higher:
    • Engineering calculus I;
    • Engineering calculus II; and
    • Engineering chemistry or physics

Transfer applicants must have a 2.7 or higher cumulative college GPA and strong grades in related math and/or business coursework.

Students applying during their first semester of college should have:

  • A well-rounded, strong high school academic record, including strong grades in STEM courses.

Students applying during their second semester of college should have:

  • A well-rounded, strong college academic record;
  • A computer science or computer science programming course (an AP Computer Principles or Computer Science A exam with a score of 4 or 5 may also be considered); and
  • A college level math or statistics with a B or higher grade.

Students applying during their sophomore and junior years should have:

  • A well-rounded, strong college academic record;
  • A college level math or statistics with a B or higher grade; and
  • Sophomores: at least one computer science programming course with a B or higher grade.
  • Juniors: at least two computer science courses with B or higher grades.

Language of computer science programming courses can be in Java or Python.

Transfer applicants must have a GPA of 2.7 – 3.0 or higher, as well as above-average grades in math and/or science coursework.

A successful audition with the Department of Music. Visit the department’s website for more information.

Transfer applicants must have strong grades in related math and/or science coursework.

Special Requirements for MassTransfer Students

MassTransfer students should be sure to apply by the priority application date to receive full consideration for a selective major. After the priority date, applications are reviewed on a space available basis and some majors will fill up by the priority date. MassTransfer students are given priority for any available spaces. 

Please note, pre-requisite courses can be in-progress or completed at the time of application to be considered for admission. 

A successful portfolio review by the Department of Art unless you qualify for a portfolio waiver. Visit the department’s website for more information.

Majors: Accounting, Finance, Management, Marketing, Operations & Information Management, and Sport Management. Hospitality & Tourism Management is not a selective major. 

Completion of an associate degree that is mapped or linked to the Isenberg School of Management with:

  • 3.0+ final GPA;
  • College-level math (calculus or precalculus recommended); and
  • At least 3 predictor courses* with grades of B- or higher.

*Predictor courses include: microeconomics, macroeconomics, financial accounting (accounting I + II), and managerial accounting.

MassTransfer students who are not in a program approved for Isenberg School of Management must meet the regular transfer requirements for the program.

Completion of an associate degree that is mapped or linked to computer science with a 2.7+ final community college GPA.

MassTransfer students who are not in a program approved for computer science must meet the regular transfer requirements for the program.

A successful audition with the Department of Dance. Visit the department’s website for more information.

Microeconomics or macroeconomics with a C or higher grade. Completion of calculus or precalculus is strongly encouraged, but not required. 

Completion of an associate degree that is linked to engineering with a 2.7+ final community college GPA.

MassTransfer students who are not in a program approved for engineering must meet the regular transfer requirements for the program.

  • A well-rounded, strong college academic record;
  • A college level math or statistics with a B or higher grade; and
  • At least two computer science programming courses with B or higher grades.

Language of computer science programming courses can be in Java or Python. 
 

Completion of related science and math coursework with strong grades and a 2.7+ final community college GPA.

A successful audition with the Department of Music. Visit the department’s website for more information.

  • College-level math with C+ or higher grade; and
  • C or higher grades in related coursework, including calculus-based chemistry.