The 3-2 Combined Plan is a guaranteed transfer agreement between Columbia University’s School of Engineering with many liberal arts colleges. Under 3-2 Combined Plan, students study in liberal arts colleges for three years and then transfer to Columbia for two years as an engineering major. At the end of five years, students will receive two bachelor’s degree, a B.A from their liberal arts colleges and B.S. from Columbia.

The 3-2 Combined Plan guarantees students to transfer to Columbia University if they meet certain requirements. Because every student who meets the guaranteed transfer requirements will be transferred to Columbia University, there is no cap set for the number of accepted transfer students.

Requirements for Guaranteed Transfer to Columbia University

Columbia University’s website states, “students who fulfill certain requirements are guaranteed admission [as a transfer to the engineering program]”. The certain requirements of guaranteed transfer to Columbia University are the following:

– Attended affiliated liberal arts school for three years
– Pre-engineering GPA of 3.3 or higher*. Also, students need to receive 3.0 (B) or higher in pre-engineering science and math courses.
– Three favorable recommendation: one recommendation each from a science professor, math professor, and Combined-Plan liaison
– Completion of specific prerequisite courses for the major that you will be studying in Colombia (different prerequisite courses for mechanical, chemical, civil, etc.)
– Completion of the major and minor requirements by liberal arts colleges.
– For international students, 100 on TOEFL or 7.0 on IELTS

List of Affiliated Liberal Arts Colleges

Adelphi University
Garden City, NY
Albion College
Albion, MI
Allegheny College
Meadville, PA
American University
Washington, DC
Arcadia University
Glenside, PA
Augustana College
Rock Island, IL
Augustana University
Sioux Falls, SD
Austin College
Sherman, TX
Baldwin-Wallace University
Berea, OH
Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Bard College at Simon’s Rock
Great Barrington, MA
Barnard College
New York, NY
Bates College
Lewiston, ME
Beloit College
Beloit, WI
Bethany College
Bethany, WV
Birmingham Southern College
Birmingham, AL
Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA
Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA
Carleton College
Northfield, MN
Carroll College
Helena, MT
Centenary College of Louisiana
Shreveport, LA
Centre College
Danville, KY
Claremont McKenna College
Claremont, CA
Clark University
Worcester, MA
Colby College
Waterville, ME
Colgate University
Hamilton, NY
College of Idaho
Caldwell, ID
College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, MA
College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, VA
Colorado College
Colorado Springs, CO
Columbia College, Columbia University
New York, NY
School of General Studies, Columbia
University
New York, NY
Davidson College
Davidson, NC
Denison University
Granville, OH
DePauw University
Greencastle, IN
Dickinson College
Carlisle, PA
Dillard University
New Orleans, LA
Doane University
Crete, NE
Drew University
Madison, NJ
Earlham College
Richmond, IN
Eckerd College
Petersburg, FL
Elon University
Elon, NC
Fordham University
Bronx, NY and New York, NY
Franklin & Marshall College
Lancaster, PA
Georgetown University
Washington, DC
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, PA
Goucher College
Baltimore, MD
Grinnell College
Grinnell, IA
Hamilton College
Clinton, NY
Hartwick College
Oneonta, NY
Hendrix College
Conway, AR
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY
Illinois Wesleyan University
loomington, IL
Jacksonville University
Jacksonville, FL
Juniata College
Huntingdon, PA
Knox College
Galesburg, IL
Lawrence University
Appleton, WI
Lewis & Clark College
Portland, OR
Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL
Loyola University Maryland
Baltimore, MD
Manchester University
North Manchester, IN
Marietta College
Marietta, OH
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT
Millsaps College
Jackson, MS
Morehouse College
Atlanta, GA
Muhlenberg College
Allentown, PA
Nebraska Wesleyan University
Lincoln, NE
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Baltimore, MD
Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH
Occidental College
Los Angeles, CA
Pacific Lutheran University
Parkland, WA
Pitzer College
Claremont, CA
Providence College
Providence, RI
Queens College
Flushing, NY
Randolph-Macon College
Ashland, VA
Reed College
Portland, OR
Rollins College
Winter Park, FL
St John Fisher College
Rochester, NY
Saint Lawrence University
Canton, NY
Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, NY
Scripps College
Claremont, CA
Spelman College
Atlanta, GA
State University of New York at
Binghamton
Binghamton, NY
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY
State University of New York at Geneseo
Geneseo, NY
Susquehanna University
Selinsgrove, PA
Sweet Briar College
Sweet Briar, VA
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA
University of Redlands
Redlands, CA
University of Richmond
Richmond, VA
Sewanee: The University Of The South
Sewanee, TN
University of the Virgin Islands
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Ursinus College
Collegeville, PA
Wabash College
Crawfordsville, IN
Washington College
Chestertown, MD
Washington & Jefferson College
Washington, PA
Wells College
Aurora, NY
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester, PA
Whitman College
Walla Walla, WA
Whitworth University
Spokane, WA
Willamette University
Salem, OR
William Jewell College
Liberty, MO
Williams College
Williamstown, MA
Wittenberg University
Springfield, OH
Wofford College
Spartanburg, SC
Yeshiva University
New York, NY