Syracuse University welcomes a number of outstanding transfer students to campus each semester. Feel free to contact the recruitment team to discuss the transfer application process, including the specific courses you should take to prepare yourself to be a strong applicant to the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

From External Institutions

External transfer students (those currently studying at another college or university) should have a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a 3.0 in math/science/engineering classes to be competitive applicants to the College of Engineering and Computer Science. These classes should include calculus as well as chemistry or physics.

Contact our Undergraduate Recruitment Specialist, Jonathan Hoster, at or 315-443-5348 with questions or to make an appointment to meet on campus, via phone, or via Skype. Be sure to have your college transcript(s) available for the meeting.


Current Syracuse University students who wish to transfer into the College of Engineering and Computer Science from another school or college within Syracuse University should have a strong record of achievement and demonstrated success in key technical courses and a cumulative GPA of 3.00. It’s critical for the student to have proven their ability to excel in college-level calculus (by completing at least one of MAT 295, MAT 296, or MAT 397 with a grade of B- or better) and science (by completing at least one set of PHY 211/PHY 221 or CHE 106/CHE 107 with a grade of B- or better). Students who wish to major in computer science must also complete CIS 252 with a grade of at least a B.

Visit our office in Link Hall Room 130 or contact Maria Marceau, Director of Student Records and Study Abroad, at 315-443-5191, or, to make an appointment to discuss Engineering and Computer Science programs as well as your interests. Permission can be granted for students to enroll in select Engineering and Computer Science courses even before the student has officially transferred into the College. Please contact Maria to discuss this prior to your course registration date for the upcoming semester.