Transfer Students

Transfer from Institutions Outside UIUC

The Aerospace Department encourages interested outstanding undergraduate students attending other institutions to apply for admission. Please contact the UIUC Office of Admissions after consulting the Transfer Handbook on the UIUC Office of Admissions website: University of Illinois Transfer Handbook

Intercollegiate Transfer Criteria and Procedures

(for current UIUC students NOT currently in the College of Engineering)

Any student in good standing in a college outside of Engineering is eligible to seek a transfer into a curriculum offered by the College of Engineering.

The likelihood of success of an Inter-College Transfer (ICT) petition depends upon the qualifications of the student, primarily as evidenced by performance in courses at Illinois. The College of Engineering looks for a pattern of achievement that portends success in a highly technical curriculum. A student with a B average with demonstrated success (primarily A's and B's) in math, physics, and chemistry may be a good candidate for transfer. Students with grades below B in technical courses are not good candidates for transfer to Engineering, unless those low performances are amended by retaking the course and earning a higher grade.

Changing your major in the College of Engineering
College of Engineering Transfer Handbook

Inter-Departmental Transfer Criteria and Procedures

(for students currently in the UIUC College of Engineering)

Students enrolled in the College of Engineering may petition for transfer to another department within the college at times prior to advanced enrollment and the beginning of a new term. Learn more about Inter-departmental transfer.

A petition form for departmental transfer is available in 206 Engineering Hall, at your department's Chief Advisors office, or you may click here and print one yourself. The petition consists of three parts which must be completed before submitting the petition for review and approval:

  1. Student Comments:
    This section is to be completed by the student and should contain the reasons for requesting a change.

  2. Current Department Comments and Recommendation:
    The student must visit with his current department and obtain the comments and recommendations along with a signature of the Chief Advisor.

  3. Prospective Department Comments, Recommendations, and Conditions:
    The student must visit with the prospective department and obtain the information indicated along with a signature of the Chief Advisor.

Once the three parts have been completed the student should submit the petition to 206 Engineering Hall for final review and approval. If you have any questions contact the College of Engineering Undergraduate Programs Office, 206 Engineering Hall, 333-2280.



Program Administration
bswoodrdatillinois [dot] edu (Brian Woodard)
Director of Undergraduate Programs

gerholdatillinois [dot] edu (Laura Gerhold)
Coordinator, Undergraduate Program
Room 329 Talbot Lab

Phone: 217-244-8671
Fax: 217-244-0740
Email: gerholdatillinois [dot] edu

Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


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