Degree Courses in Design

If you are interested in a Laurea programme (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) at the School of Design and

  • you are a student at another University and wish to transfer to the Politecnico di Milano,
  • you have already graduated or obtained a university diploma from the Politecnico di Milano or another University and wish to complete a second degree programme
  • you had a previous academic career, or will soon end it by withdrawing or because you have been excluded, and you wish to re-enrol

you must request that your previous academic career be evaluated from 16 May to 28 July 2022.

Access the Online Services by clicking on the “Three-year and single-cycle degrees: programme transfers and admission with previous academic career” link. Download and read the Guide to requesting an evaluation of your previous academic career (the updated Guide for the 2022-2023 academic year will be published soon).

You can request the evaluation of your previous academic career for a maximum of 3 degree programmes. For every evaluation request, you will be required to pay € 60.00. This fee is non-refundable.

You can complete the transfer/re-enrolment:

  • by taking the Design admission test.
    If you have taken the Design test and your admission ranking allows you to enrol, you must follow the instructions for enrolment contained on the After the test: enrolment page and you must in any case access the Online Services for “Three-year and single-cycle degrees: programme transfers and admission with a previous academic career” and follow the procedure contained on the Deadlines and procedures for requesting evaluation of your previous academic career page.
  • by being included in the admission ranking you can be admitted without taking the entrance test if you are recognised as having 30 ECTS from your previous academic career and the available number of places has been filled.

After 28 July 2022, to be able to complete the transfer/re-enrolment, students must obligatorily register for the entrance test and their transfer will only be possible if they pass the Design Test and are included in the admission rankings depending on the various enrolment periods.
Your previous academic career will only be evaluated if you submit an evaluation request to the School.

The Admission Ranking will be published on 3 August 2022 on the School of Design website.

If you are not included in the admission ranking you can register for the TOLD Design online admission test in the standard session from 30 June to 23 August 2022.

For more information on the procedures and documentation, see the Guide to programme changes and transfers notice.

If you are coming from another University or you have already graduated with a Laurea degree (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) or diploma from the Politecnico di Milano, you must still obtain 60 ECTS from curricular exams at our University, as well as pass the Final Exam and mandatory Traineeship, where applicable. Moreover, all students who do not hold one of the English language certificates required by the University are automatically assigned English OFA (additional educational obligations).

If, on admission, you submit a Study Plan complete with all the ECTS necessary for attaining the degree, you cannot be admitted to the final exam until you have fulfilled your English "OFA" (additional educational obligations).

Deadlines and procedure for requesting previous academic career assessment

Deadlines

If you wish to request a transfer/re-enrolment, you must:

request the evaluation of your previous academic career through the Online Services and click on “Three-year and single-cycle degrees: programme transfers and admission with previous academic career”.
You can submit requests from 16 May to 28 July 2022.

If you do not submit a request for evaluation by 28 July 2022, your application will not be taken into consideration for inclusion in the admission ranking.

After 28 July 2022, to be able to complete the transfer/re-enrolment, students must obligatorily register for the entrance test and their transfer will only be possible if they pass the Design Test and are included in the admission rankings depending on the various enrolment periods.
Your previous academic career will only be evaluated if you submit an evaluation request to the School via email to:

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Instructions

Using your person code and password, access the Online Services and select the item “Three-year and single-cycle degrees: programme transfers and admission with previous academic career”.

You can request the evaluation of your previous academic career for a maximum of 3 degree programmes. The procedure is very simple and intuitive. Follow the screens and carefully read the information shown on each page. You will be asked to enter some information on your previous academic career. We recommend you to prepare the following in advance:

  • name of the qualification or partial qualification attained
  • University name
  • last academic year of enrolment
  • your last year on the programme on which you were enrolled
  • enrolment status for the last year (regular, repeating, provisional, off-schedule)
  • academic career closing date
  • reason for closing your previous academic career (withdrawal, exclusion, dismissal)

The application will ask you to state whether you wish your previous academic career to be evaluated. For every programme for which you request evaluation, you will be required to pay € 60.00. This fee is non-refundable. Once the Politecnico di Milano has received said payment, it will no longer be possible for you to change your request for evaluation, because that it will be sent to the commission.

A) If you state that you “want evaluation”, this will mean that your previous academic career will be evaluated and you may be recognised as having completed certain courses

You must enter the courses for which you are requesting evaluation, indicating the following for each of them:

  • “SSD” - Disciplinary Scientific Sector (if applicable to your study programme or educational system)
  • the number of ECTS is only specified if applicable to the Study Programme/Educational System
  • course name or part of the name
  • academic year in which the exam was recorded
  • state exam (passed, not passed, Validated/derived from previous assessment/Eligibility)

It is also necessary to create and upload two different files in PDF format:

  1. Study Plan or transcript of records
  2. syllabuses of the courses for which evaluation is requested

Remember to also indicate exams which you have not yet passed but you intend to take after submitting the request for the evaluation of your career.

If you have been enrolled at the Politecnico (e.g., you are an excluded student), you will be shown a screen with all of your previous academic career as you entered it.

This information entry process must be completed for each destination programme for which you are requesting admission. If you request an evaluation for three different programmes, you must complete the procedure three times, by clicking on the “New request” button every time. Once the result is displayed, you must:

  • reject the evaluation result
  • accept the evaluation result

If you have accepted the result of the evaluation of your previous academic career, the exams of your study programme of origin for which you obtained OPTIONAL VALIDATION (see the optional validation column YES with the relative exam validated) can be taken on the exam dates specified in the academic calendar, up until the close date of the your previous academic career or academic career of origin.

Evaluations may take different amounts of time. When an evaluation is accepted, the others will be invalidated. It is recommended to await the results of all evaluations before accepting any of them.

  • If you are included in the admission ranking, accept the evaluation result and then proceed with the payment by 15 September 2022.
  • If you are not included in the admission rankingpublished on 3 August 2022 on the School of Design website, or you have not submitted a transfer request by 28 July 2022, the transfer/re-enrolment is only permitted if you pass the Design Admission Test and are included in any rankings depending on the various enrolment periods.

B) If you state that you “do not want evaluation”: you are declaring that you do not want the exams from your previous academic career to be recognised

This decision cannot be changed at a later date.

In this case, it will only be possible for you to transfer/re-enrol if you pass the Design Admission Test and are included in any rankings depending on the various enrolment periods.

Remember to pay the first instalment and only proceed with enrolment after correctly cancelling your registration on your study programme of origin, so that you are not enrolled on several Laurea Programmes (equivalent to Bachelor of Science) at the same time.