Currently enrolled Duke students can apply to transfer between the Pratt School of Engineering and Trinity College.
Applications to transfer are considered at the end of each semester, once final grades are reported. Students on academic probation will have their applications deferred until they clear probation. Deadlines and processes for applying to transfer are described below.
- December 15 — For spring transfer
- May 15 — For fall transfer
There are three required components of the transfer process. They are intended to be completed sequentially and are described in detail below. Completion of these three steps will take at least a week—plan ahead! Late applications will not be considered until the following semester, and applications without documented completion of Steps 1 and 2 will not be considered.
- Pratt students who transfer to Trinity after their first semester will be required to take a seminar during their second semester – this is a requirement for Trinity first-year students. If a seminar isn’t taken second semester, students will be required to complete a seminar at Duke during the summer to be eligible to return for the fall semester. Pratt students who transfer to Trinity after the second semester or beyond have the first-year seminar requirement waived. Questions about this should be directed to your academic dean.
- Trinity students cannot declare a major until they have completed their first year and must declare before spring break of their sophomore year. All students who transfer from Pratt to Trinity will transfer as undeclared students. Students who transfer after their first year can immediately declare their major if they wish by completing their Long Range Plan and reviewing it with Jen Hoff at the Academic Advising Center.