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GPA for Internal Transfer to Petroleum Engineering?

sketchedoutsketchedout Posts: 149Registered User Junior Member
I saw on the internal transfer cockrell site that 3.0 is the cutoff to be considered, but what GPA does one need to make in order to successfully transfer from say, natural sciences or lib arts?

Thanks
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Replies to: GPA for Internal Transfer to Petroleum Engineering?

  • KopfmacherKopfmacher Posts: 10Registered User New Member
    here. it looks like the next semester is around 3.5
    Internal Transfer Historical Summary
  • sketchedoutsketchedout Posts: 149Registered User Junior Member
    Thanks Kopfmacher, but holy crap 5 accepted and 39 rejected!!!

    How do they decide who they are going to accept or not? In some of the previous terms it has been like 20 accepted 19 denied etc. but why is there such a great variation?
  • USofPlutarchyUSofPlutarchy Posts: 125Registered User Junior Member
    Wow Fall 2010 GPA was a 3.0?
  • iambored10iambored10 Posts: 1,571Registered User Senior Member
    @USofPlutarchy:
    You be thinking that a 3.0 is such a low GPA requirement, but in reality its a "medium difficulty" to attain at UT, especially if you are in another Engineering major.
  • USofPlutarchyUSofPlutarchy Posts: 125Registered User Junior Member
    You have to internally transfer if you want to switch engineering majors? What major are you by the way? I'm thinking about transferring from McCombs and would like to ask a petro-engineering major some questions.
  • sketchedoutsketchedout Posts: 149Registered User Junior Member
    @USofPlutarchy: 3.0 in fall 2010 was the minimum GPA to even be considered. Lots of people had above a 3.0 and still got rejected, so my question was what causes the variation between terms where sometimes 20 ppl are accepted and sometimes only 5?
    You have to internally transfer if you want to switch engineering majors?

    Are you asking like for example transferring from mechanical to chemical engineering? Or transferring from mccombs to cockrell? Because I believe they use different criteria.

    I'm pretty sure it is much easier to change majors within cockrell than it would be to go from mccombs to cockrell
  • iambored10iambored10 Posts: 1,571Registered User Senior Member
    I agree with sketchedout. It's easier for Cockrell students to switch within major than it is for McCombs students to get into Cockrell. I'm a ChemE by the way.
  • HpAshley2009HpAshley2009 Posts: 47Registered User Junior Member
    You need to attend an information session.
    Internal Transfer Session List | School of Undergraduate Studies

    People already in engineering do NOT have any better of a chance than people in different majors. They ONLY look at TWO factors. UT GPA and UT basic sequence GPA.

    The number of spots vary from year to year depending on how many freshman come in, how many people transfer out of the major, ect.
  • sketchedoutsketchedout Posts: 149Registered User Junior Member
    If the cutoffs for some of the departments seems relatively attainable, why are there so many people getting rejected? Like civil for instance, it says the GPA cutoff for spring 2011 was a 3.1, and yet only 8 students were accepted and 32 rejected. So what was the GPA needed to be accepted or do they look at other factors?

    If only 8 ppl got in it seems like one would need like a 3.9 to gain admittance :(
  • MaineLonghornMaineLonghorn Posts: 15,976Super Moderator Senior Member
    Maybe that's all they had room for. They set the cutoff, but they don't know ahead of time how many are going to apply?
  • sketchedoutsketchedout Posts: 149Registered User Junior Member
    For the spring 2011 cutoff of 3.5, does that mean only 5 applicants had a GPA over 3.5? I find that hard to believe. Or does it mean that there are a lot of people with 3.5+ GPAs and the committee chose the 5 people with the best essay and GPA? probably 4.0s?
  • ontheflyonthefly Posts: 1,115Registered User Member
    yes sketchedout, I believe that is true. An engineering advisor told me it takes around a 3.8 to get into cockrell through an internal transfer.

    However they don't care about essays, but they will also choose who gets in based on how much of the basic sequence you have done. I.E. calc sequence, diff eq., eng physics, both chems, and then different classes depending on your major. For petroleum engineering it includes GEO416K; sed rocks, which I hear is very difficult and PGE courses as well.


    lol, they certainly don't make it easy
  • nv1993nv1993 Posts: 84Registered User Junior Member
    wow, 3.8 is ridiculous for petroleum.
  • sketchedoutsketchedout Posts: 149Registered User Junior Member
    Wow this sucks... :(
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