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​Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know which courses will transfer from my affiliated school to WashU?

Engineering Student Services maintains course evaluation decisions from past years on the Outside Course Evaluation Database. Click on the first letter of the name of your college or university to find the list of previously evaluated courses. Classes not listed on our transfer database can still be evaluated to see if they will transfer to WashU.

What is the difference between the Undergraduate 2-year Option and the Graduate 3-year Option?

Participants in the Undergraduate 2-year Option earn two degrees, a liberal arts degree from their current school and an engineering degree from WashU, typically following a 3-2 or 4-2 schedule. Participants in the Graduate 3-year Option complete both a liberal arts degree from their current school and then an engineering undergraduate degree & engineering master’s degree in three years at WashU, typically following a 3-3 or 4-3 schedule. Both commonly enter WashU after their junior or senior year.

What are the financial aid possibilities for both options?

All students who enter the Graduate 3-year Option are awarded the Graduate Affiliation Scholarship which guarantees a 50 percent tuition discount for the first year, a 55 percent discount the second year and a 60 percent discount the third year. International and domestic students are eligible. Domestic students who enter the Undergraduate 2-year Option may also be eligible for federal grants, student loans and part-time employment. Participants in the Undergraduate 2-year option are classified as an undergraduate student and therefore may qualify for undergraduate financial support; if you are currently a senior, you may be eligible for more undergraduate support if you wait and graduate with both undergraduate degrees from both institutions at the same time.

Are their merit-based scholarships available?

Yes. The Harold P. Brown Engineering Fellowship is a merit-based scholarship for dual degree students enrolled in the Undergraduate 2-year Option who excel both academically and in co-curricular achievements. The Hunter Scholarship is for dual degree students enrolled in the Graduate 3-year Option. The application is available on the Dual Degree Website, and is due by March 10th.

Can I wait to decide on which option after seeing my financial aid possibilities?

Yes. Students who are admitted to both the Undergraduate 2-year Option and the Graduate 3-year Option often receive their financial aid award package by March 30th. Students have until May 1st to decide which option they wish to pursue.

Are there housing options?

Yes! Typically Dual Degree students live in the Dual Degree apartments (located within walking distance to campus in the University City Loop), other WashU-owned apartments, or in other nearby apartment buildings in the residential neighborhood north and northeast of the Danforth Campus.