Engineering Transfer Students
Our Admissions staff and Engineering faculty are here to help you make the transition from one college to the next as smooth as possible and take time to understand your unique situation. We can't wait to hear your story and help you find your place in our community.
There are no specific course requirements to transfer to the Engineering program. A minimum of a 2.5 GPA is preferred when transferring to the college. Applicants with a GPA of 2.0-2.49 will be reviewed for admission on a case-by-case basis.
With our General Engineering degree, many transfer students who have already taken Calculus I, II and III along with calculus-based Physics I and II may be able to finish their degree in 2-3 years with any of our concentrations (electrical, mechanical, biomedical, civil, environmental, or industrial and systems). For students who have not yet taken Calculus or calculus-based Physics, an engineering degree at Elizabethtown will likely take 4 years. See the Elizabethtown College catalog for a list of degree requirements.
For HACC students completing the A.S. degree in Engineering, transferring to Elizabethtown to finish your B.S. degree should be a smooth process requiring only 2 additional years, due to our Dual Admission program. HACC students are also eligible to take two Elizabethtown engineering courses with tuition waived, which can further accelerate your degree. Please discuss these options with your advisor at HACC in consultation with Elizabethtown Admissions and Engineering faculty.
With rigorous coursework and real-life experience forming the base of our program, an Elizabethtown College Engineering degree prepares you for your career in a nationally-recognized setting. The Engineering department is proud to hold a badge of distinction, awarded to schools with first-rate programs and recognized professional accreditations. Our students are skilled problem-solvers, using the broad-based liberal arts education provided at Etown to contribute to the local and global community.
At Etown, you will receive a personalized learning experience with small classes and one-on-one attention. The Engineering department consists of eight professors, plus two adjunct faculty, a full-time physics research scientist, and a full-time fabrication technician. With concentrations in biomedical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, industrial and systems, mechanical and mechatronics engineering, our students are prepared to enter the workforce directly upon graduation or continue into further education. 96% of our graduates are in full-time employment or studying in a graduate program within one year of graduation, with faculty and our extensive alumni network here to support you, no matter what your career goals are.
The Department of Engineering and Physics offers our students plenty of opportunities to learn and socialize outside of the classroom environment. From the student chapters of professional societies, to Robotics and Machine Intelligence Club, we help you to find your fit on campus and enhance your Etown experience when you transfer as an engineering student. Many of our engineering students are also varsity athletes or involved in theatre, art, and music, as well as many other activities on campus.
Engineering and Elizabethtown College
At Etown, you will receive a personalized learning experience with small classes and one-on-one attention. The Engineering department consists of eight professors, plus two adjunct faculty, a full-time physics research scientist, and a full-time fabrication technician. With concentrations in biomedical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, industrial and systems, mechanical and mechatronics engineering, our students are prepared to enter the workforce directly upon graduation or continue into further education.
The Blue Jay Community
Elizabethtown College, located in south-central Pennsylvania, has fewer than 1,800 students and a 13:1 student to faculty ratio, allowing you to develop strong connections with both your peers and professors. We also have over 80 clubs and 23 varsity sports, providing for an enriching and engaging college experience. We may be small, but we have a lively and diverse campus community!
How We Support Transfer Students
When you transfer to Elizabethtown College, we offer a full support system to make sure that you are prepared for success both inside and outside the classroom. After you join our community, you’ll be assigned a faculty advisor who can help you transition to your new environment. We also have plenty of offices on campus to help with your other advising needs including: Career Development Center, Counseling Services, the Center for Student Success and the Office of Diversity.
Transfer Students must submit the Common Application
Etown has rolling admissions, so you can apply at any time. We’re happy to welcome you to the Etown community beginning in either the fall or spring semester. The transfer application deadline for the Fall semester is August 1st and December 1st for the Spring semester.
Transfer applicants must submit a final official high school transcript and official transcripts from all current and previous college work.
Submitting SAT or ACT scores is optional.
Office of Admissions
One Alpha Drive
Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2298
NOTE: Transfer international students must have their foreign credential transcripts evaluated by World Education Services, Inc. WES. Their toll free number is (+1) 800.361.3106. E-mail address is email@example.com
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Assistant Director of Admissions & Coordinator of Transfer Recruitment
All applicants are required to submit the following:
- The Common Application
- College Instructor Evaluation (found on Common Application)
- Transfer college report from all institutions attended (found on Common Application)
- An official final high school transcript.
- All official college or post-high school transcripts.
From the Department of Engineering and Physics
Transfer student finds ‘next logical step’ at Etown
Attracted by College’s personalized research opportunities
After a year in management information systems at Montgomery County Community College, Daniel Buttorff was seeing the value in continuing his education. He took prerequisites courses in his second year and began applying to public, private, research-centric and liberal arts schools. When Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, Lafayette and Elizabethtown gave him the nod, he chose the latter. The engineering and mathematical business major liked the personalized research opportunities related to the College’s Summer Scholarship, Creative Arts and Research Projects (SCARP) program, the faculty-student interaction and because Etown was most generous with scholarships. Naturally adept in math, the rising senior transferred his credits and changed his focus to engineering, mathematical business and business administration. This summer he presented a research project on a self-contained MATLAB course for fellow STEM students at Etown.
“Transferring was the next logical step after my associate degree.”