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Transfer To/From Trinity College

Transfer To/From Engineering (EDITS CURRENTLY IN PROGRESS, PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR FINAL TEXT)

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 and transfer to Trinity College via the Office of Student Returns.

Applications to transfer are considered at the end of each semester, once final grades are reported.  Deadlines and processes for applying to transfer are described below.

Deadlines

For spring transfer: Dec. 15

For fall transfer: May 15

Process

Whether you will enter Trinity or Pratt as a declared major is determined by your current semester at the time of transfer:

1st, 2nd, or 3rd semester

Undeclared

4th semester, or later

Declared

 

There are three required components of the transfer process and they are intended to be completed sequentially, and each school transfer process is described in detail below. Please note, the completion of these steps may take at least a week--and possibly longer depending on how soon you will be able to secure appointments.  It is advised that you begin your transfer process outside of the pre-registration times due to the high volume of advising appointments that occur during that time.   Late applications will not be considered until the subsequent semester 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.

Pratt-to-Trinity transfer

  1. Meet with Pratt Dean, Dean Temiquel-McMillian
  2. Meet with Ms. Jen Hen, Senior Advising Associate, Academic Advising Center (if transferring as a current 2nd semester student, or later)
  3. Apply online

STEP ONE:  MEET WITH DEAN TEMIQUEL-MCMILLIAN

ALL students must meet with Dean Lupita Temiquel-McMillian first, whether you plan to transfer as a declared major or as undeclared (see table above). Schedule an appointment by calling 919-660-5996. During your meeting she will review the general education requirements for Trinity, highlight the differences between the two schools and review the transfer process and timeline. Based on the information provided in your meeting, Dean McMillian will advise you on the next step to take for transfer to Trinity.

STEP TWO:  MEET WITH THE ACADEMIC ADVISING CENTER

Transferring In First Semester As An Undeclared Student

Students are only allowed to transfer at the end of their first semester as an Undeclared major.  If you are in your first semester, and not a Transfer student from another institution*, you may proceed to Step Three after your meeting with Dean Temiquel-McMillian.  Once your transfer is processed at the end of the current semester, you will be assigned a college advsior who will work with you until you are ready to declare your major. 

Transferring In 2nd or 3rd Semester As An Undeclared Student

Schedule a meeting with the Senior Advising Associate, Ms. Jen Hoff, in the Academic Advising Center by calling (919)684-6217.  Inform the receptionist that you are a Pratt student who is transferring to Trinity College as an Undeclared student.  When you meet with Ms. Hoff, you should discuss your interests and goals to help identify courses that would be appropriate for you to explore.  Having a major in mind is certainly not necessary, but it is helpful to come as prepared as possible to this meeting in order to have a productive discussion. 

Transferring In 4th Semester, Or Later, As A Declared Major

Because you are transferring as a 4th semester (or more) student, you are required to declare your major AND complete a preliminary four-year plan (What If Report) at the time of transfer.  Completing the What If Report requires you to do some preparatory work—checking out major requirements on the department/program website, and if necessary, meeting with your prospective major’s Director of Undergraduate Studies to confirm whether you can complete your prospective major and Trinity general education requirements during your remaining time at Duke. Find detailed instructions for completing a What If Report here.

Once you’ve completed the What If Report, schedule a meeting with the Senior Advising Associate, Ms. Jen Hoff, in the Academic Advising Center by calling (919)684-6217. If you have any questions about completing the What If Report please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Hoff prior to your meeting for assistance.

STEP THREE:  APPLY ONLINE

Once you've completed Step 1 and, if required, Step 2, complete the online application to transfer to Trinity. Click the link below and log in with your Duke NetID and password.

Complete the transfer application »

All applications to transfer must be submitted online by the following deadlines (these are also listed above):

For spring transfer: Dec. 15

For fall transfer: May 15

Transfer applications are not processed until after the application deadline.  You will remain in the Pratt School of Engineering until applications are proccessed after the stated deadline.  Finally, if you do not complete step three, you have not completed the transfer process and therefore will not be processed. 

* If you are a 1st semester transfer student from another institution, you should follow the instructions for transferring as a 2nd or 3rd semester student.

Trinity-to-Pratt transfer

  1. Meet with Pratt Dean Temiquel-McMillian
  2. Meet with a Pratt DUS (optional step)
  3. Apply online

STEP ONE:  MEET WITH DEAN TEMIQUEL-MCMILLIAN

Whether you plan to declare a major or remain undeclared (see above for guidelines), you must first meet with Dean Lupita Temiquel-McMillian in the Pratt School of Engineering.  Schedule an appointment by calling 919-660-5996. During your meeting, she will review the requirements for Pratt, highlight the differences between the two schools, inform you about timeline and process, and discuss specific information about departmental curriculum.

STEP TWO:  MEET WITH PRATT DIRECTOR OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES (OPTIONAL)

If you have specific questions about the departmental curriculum or would like to discuss the course content, you may also schedule an appointment to meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) for the department you are interested in.  This meeting is optional.  If you do not need further information of this nature, at this time, you may proceed to Step Three.

Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Marc Summer and Dr. Elizabeth Bucholz (Asst. DUS)
marc.sommer@duke.edu
elizabeth.bucholz@duke.edu

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Joe Nadeau
nadeau@duke.edu

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Dr. Lisa Huettel
lisa.huettel@duke.edu

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Don Bliss and Dr. Nico Hotz (Asst.DUS)
donald.bliss@duke.edu

nico.hotz@duke.edu

If you have further interest in any certificate or minor programs, you may also schedule a meeting to discuss additional questions about any of the following areas.

Aerospace Certificate

Dr. Don Bliss
donald.bliss@duke.edu

Architecture Certificate

Dr. Joe Nadeau
nadeau@duke.edu

Electrical and Computer Engineering Minor

Dr. Lisa Huettel
lisa.huettel@duke.edu

Energy and the Environment Certificate

Dr. Josiah Knight
jknight@duke.edu

Energy Engineering Minor

Dr. Marc Deshusses
marc.deshusses@duke.edu

Global Development Certificate

Dr. David Schaad

david.schaad@duke.edu   

STEP THREE:  APPLY ONLINE

Once you've completed Steps 1 and, if necessary, Step 2, then complete the online transfer application to transfer to Pratt. Click the link below and log in with your Duke NetID and password.

Complete the transfer application »

All applications to transfer must be submitted online by the following deadlines (these are also listed above):

For spring transfer: Dec. 15

For fall transfer: May 15

Transfer applications are not processed until after the application deadline.  You will remain in Trinity College until applications are proccessed after the stated deadline.  Finally, if you do not complete step three, you have not completed the transfer process and will therefore not be processed. 

Last updated, MAR 2018

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