Transfer To/From Engineering
Trinity College students can apply to transfer into the Pratt School of Engineering and Pratt students into Trinity College. Freshmen must complete their first year in the college or school in which they matriculated before they are allowed to transfer. There is a deadline in May for a fall semester transfer and a deadline in December for a spring semester transfer, so contact the Dean's Office to obtain these deadline dates. Until their transfer has been approved, students wishing to transfer between Trinity College and Pratt must complete all applicable academic requirements of their original school.
Download the transfer application form. Fill out and submit the application to the designated dean's office (Deans Simmons or McMillian for the Pratt School of Engineering, Dean Beth Fox for Trinity). Applications to transfer from Pratt to Trinity are routinely accepted. However, students who wish to transfer from Trinity to Pratt can expect their course work and grades to be scrutinized, especially their science and mathematics course work. It is strongly recommended that students interested in transferring to Pratt contact an Academic Dean as early as possible in their time at Duke so that they can begin with appropriate courses. Students in Pratt who wish to transfer to Trinity College should make an appointment to meet with a Dean in the Academic Advising Center before they complete the application process in order to familiarize themselves with the Trinity College curricular and graduation requirements, which differ substantially from those in Pratt.
If you are a Trinity student, you will continue to be advised by and receive clearance for registration from your Trinity adviser until your application for transfer to Pratt has been approved, but you are encouraged to work with an Academic Dean in Pratt to be sure you are taking appropriate engineering courses. If you are currently in Pratt, you will continue to receive advice and your registration clearance from your Engineering adviser, but you are welcome to schedule an appointment with a Dean in the Academic Advising Center to discuss Trinity College curricular and graduation requirements, which differ substantially from those in Pratt.
Last updated: July 11, 2012