Inter-School Transfer (IST)
Policies for undergraduate inter-school transfer
- Approval of an inter-school transfer (IST) is contingent upon satisfactory performance in the current school. If a student is on academic probation at the end of the term, probation may continue in the new school.
- The inter-school transfer is not in effect until final grades are posted and any pending charges of academic dishonesty have been resolved.
- Approved inter-school transfers take effect at the beginning of the following quarter.
- Students may initiate an inter-school transfer in the first week of a Fall, Winter or Spring term to be effective the following term; steps 1, 2 and 3 of the “Procedures” listed below must be completed by the deadline listed below, typically noon on the Friday of the fourth week of the term. Quarter-specific deadlines are listed below. Students will be notified of a decision in time to plan for registration for the upcoming term.
|Last day to submit completed IST application (through step 3 below)|
|Fall 2019||Sept. 24, 2019||12 pm (noon) October 18, 2019|
|Winter 2020||Jan. 6, 2020||12 pm (noon) January 31, 2020|
|Spring 2020||March 31, 2020||12 pm (noon) April 24, 2020|
Procedures for inter-school transfer (IST)
- Complete and submit the online Application for Undergraduate Inter-School Transfer. You and your current school will receive an email confirming the successful submission of your application.
- Obtain approval of transfer INTO your proposed new Undergraduate school per the procedure below. When this is complete your proposed new school will submit an online approval or denial of your IST.
Undergraduate school and their inbound IST procedure Undergraduate school & contact information School’s INBOUND IST procedure Bienen School of Music
Office of Student Affairs
- You must audition and be accepted into Bienen School of Music. Admission into the Bachelor of Music programs is only available for a Spring application/Fall acceptance. Other programs are available in all terms.
- After audition and admission, you receive an email with an official letter of acceptance.
- Follow instructions contained in your letter of acceptance letter (e.g., contact appropriate dean regarding required meeting).
McCormick School of Engineering
Undergraduate Engineering Office
- Once your IST has been received by McCormick, you will be contacted with the name of an adviser or member of the Undergraduate Engineering Office to meet with for your initial advising appointment.
- You must attend a mandatory 30-minute meeting to verify reasons for transferring in and for creating and reviewing a preliminary course audit and plan.
- You must sign McCormick’s academic integrity agreement as well as an agreement to complete all courses with a grade of C or better.
Medill School of Journalism, Media, & Integrated Marketing Communications
- You must successfully complete JOUR 201-1. Contact Medill Student Life to be added to the course waitlist for an upcoming term.
- Once the course has been completed and you are applying to transfer schools, you must schedule a mandatory meeting with an adviser in Student Life to review your IST application.
School of Communication
Office of Undergraduate Programs
You must schedule a mandatory meeting with an advisor. You must call the telephone number at left to schedule a mandatory meeting with a School of Communication adviser. School of Education & Social Policy (SESP)
Office of Student Affairs
- You must attend a mandatory information session (info sessions take place at the SESP offices every weekday at 3:30 p.m.)
- At the conclusion of the information session, schedule a one-on-one appointment with an academic adviser.
Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences (WCAS)
Office of Undergraduate Studies and Advising
1908 Sheridan Road
You must schedule a mandatory meeting with a WCAS College Advisor.
- Once all of the above steps for your proposed new school have been followed, you will receive notification from your proposed new school approving or denying your request to transfer.
- As noted above, your inter-school transfer is NOT in effect until final grades from the current term are posted and any pending charges of academic dishonesty have been resolved.