Transfer To/From Trinity College

Transfer To/From Engineering

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, 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.

Deadlines

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.

Process

Whether you will enter Trinity or 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 and they are intended to be completed sequentially.  Each school transfer process is described in detail below. Please note that the transfer process differs depending on which school you are transferring into, thus, be sure you are following the appropriate process.  In addition, the completion of these three steps will 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 appointments that academic deans have during that time.   

Late applications will not be considered until the subsequent semester deadline, and applications without documented completion of Steps 1 and 2 also will not be considered.

 

Pratt-to-Trinity transfer

  • 1. Meet with Dean Temiquel-McMillian
  • 2. Meet with Trinity academic dean
  • 3. Apply online

STEP ONE:  MEET WITH DEAN TEMIQUEL-MCMILLIAN

Whether you plan to declare a major or remain undeclared (see above), you must first meet with Dean Lupita Temiquel-McMillian. Schedule an appointment by calling (919) 660-5996(919) 660-5996 . During your meeting, she will review the general education requirements for Trinity, highlight the differences between the two schools and connect you to your prospective dean in Trinity College. You will work with that prospective dean to complete the What-If Report, which is Step 2 of the application process if you plan to transfer as a declared major.

STEP TWO:  MEET WITH A TRINITY ACADEMIC DEAN

Transferring as a declared major

All Trinity students complete a preliminary four-year plan (aka the What-If Report) as part of the major declaration process; similarly prospective Trinity students are required to do the same as part of their application to transfer from Pratt. Completing the What-If-Report requires you to do some preparatory work—checking out major requirements on the department/program website and possibly meeting with your prospective major’s director of undergraduate studies—to see whether you can complete your prospective major and Trinity general education requirements during your remaining time at Duke. Download detailed instructions for completing the What-If Report in ACES here.

Once you’ve completed the What-If Report, you need to schedule a meeting with your prospective Trinity academic dean. Find a list of academic deans by major here. Remember: If you have any questions about completing the What-If Report, or any other elements of Step 2, please do not hesitate to contact your prospective Trinity academic dean for assistance.

Transferring as an undeclared student

Schedule a meeting with a Trinity academic dean in the Academic Advising Center by calling (919) 684-6217(919) 684-6217 . Inform the receptionist you are a Pratt student interested in transferring to Trinity College as an undeclared student. When you meet with the dean, you should discuss your interests and goals to help identify courses that would be appropriate for you to explore. Having one 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.  

STEP THREE:  APPLY ONLINE

Once you've completed Steps 1 and 2, complete the online application to transfer between Pratt and 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. 30

For fall transfer: May 15
Note: Students who are required to complete summer school as a condition of eligbility have an Aug. 15 deadline.

Trinity-to-Pratt transfer

  • 1. Meet with Dean Temiquel-McMillian
  • 2. Meet with a Pratt DUS
  • 3. Apply online

STEP ONE:  MEET WITH DEAN TEMIQUEL-MCMILLIAN

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

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

If you have specific questions about the departmental curriculum or would like to discuss the course content, you should schedule an appointment to meet with the director of undergraduate study for the department you are interested in.

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
donald.bliss@duke.edu

If you have further interest in any certificate or minor programs, you may also schedule a meeting if you have more questions about the following areas.

Energy Engineering Minor

Dr. Marc Deshusses
marc.deshusses@duke.edu

Electrical and Computer Engineering Minor

Dr. Lisa Huettel
lisa.huettel@duke.edu

Aerospace Certificate

Dr. Don Bliss
donald.bliss@duke.edu

Architecture Certificate

Dr. Joe Nadeau
nadeau@duke.edu

Energy and the Environment Certificate

Dr. Josiah Knight
jknight@duke.edu

STEP THREE:  APPLY ONLINE

Once you've completed Steps 1 and 2, complete the online application to transfer between Trinity and 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. 30

For fall transfer: May 15
Note: Students who are required to complete summer school as a condition of eligbility have an Aug. 15 deadline.

 

Last updated, FEB 2014

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