Currently enrolled Duke students can apply to transfer between the Pratt School of Engineering and Trinity College. If you are a Duke student who is taking time away from Duke, you may apply for readmission to Trinity College via the Office of Student Returns.
Applications to transfer are considered at the end of each semester—fall, spring and summer—once final grades are reported. Students on academic probation will have their application deferred until they clear probation. Deadlines and processes for applying to transfer are described below.
For spring transfer: Dec. 30
For fall transfer: May 15
Note: Students who are required to complete summer school as a condition of eligibility have an Aug. 15 deadline.
Whether you will enter Pratt as a declared major is determined by how many semesters you’ve already completed at Duke:
|Entering second semester||Undeclared|
|Entering third semester||May choose to enter declared or undeclared|
|Entering fourth semester||Declared|
There are three required components of the transfer process. They are intended to be completed sequentially and are described in detail below. Please note that completion of these three steps will take at least a week—plan ahead! Late applications will not be considered until the subsequent semester's deadline, and applications without documented completion of Steps 1 and 2 will not be considered.
Important – Trinity students applying to Pratt must complete all Trinity academic requirements until they are accepted by Pratt. Trinity students who do not fulfill the 1st year seminar requirement because they plan to transfer to Pratt after their first year will be required to complete a seminar at Duke during the summer if they are not admitted to Pratt. Students who do not complete a seminar during the summer will not be eligible to return for the fall semester. Questions about this should be directed to your academic dean.