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International Transfer Students

Transfer Students

A transfer student is any student who has earned post-secondary credit at a recognized accredited college or university.

International Transfer Admission Requirements

Transferring < 12 completed credit hours

If you are an applicant transferring with less than 12 completed transferable credit hours (not including dual credit), you must meet the same Guaranteed Admission requirements as first-time freshmen and have a least a 2.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale in all transferable coursework taken at a US college or university or a 2.5 at a foreign college or university and be eligible to return to the most recent institution.

Transferring with 12 to 29 completed credit hours*

If you are an applicant transferring with 12 to 29 completed transferable credit hours (not including dual credit), you must have a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale in all transferable coursework and be eligible to return to the most recent institution.

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Meet the same Guaranteed Admission requirements as first-time freshmen and have a least a 2.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale in all transferable U.S. college or university coursework and 2.5 on any foreign college or university coursework and be eligible to return to the most recent institution.

* If you are applying for summer 2016, you will need to meet Guaranteed Admission requirements for first-time freshman and have a minimum 2.25 GPA.

Transferring 30 or more completed credit hours

If you have 30 or more completed hours, you must have at least a 2.25 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale in all transferable coursework from a U.S. college or university and at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average on foreign college or university coursework. Coursework in progress and dual credit hours are not considered in this calculation. All attempted work is considered. Repeated and failed courses are not excluded. You must be eligible to return to the most recent institution.

Notes:

  • UTSA accepts credit only from recognized accredited academic institutions.
  • Official transcripts must bear the official seal and/or original signatures of school authorities from the issuing school.

Test Scores

SAT scores combine Critical Reading and Math only. Meeting the stated ACT or SAT scores for Committee Review and the TOEFL or IELTS scores does not guarantee admission. An admissions decision will not be made until all required documents are received. Students who are admitted to the university are not guaranteed admission to a specific academic program.

TOEFL or IELTS scores are used to determine if additional English language training is required. In order to be exempt from additional English language classes, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • score TOEFL Internet-Based Test (IBT) 100 or greater
  • score TOEFL Paper-Based Test (PBT) 600 or greater
  • score IELTS of 7.0 or greater
  • graduated from a U.S. high school and completed two full years of regular English courses
  • scored 500 or greater on the SAT critical reading
  • scored 21 or greater on the ACT English component
  • Earned Bachelor's degree from a U.S. college or university.
  • Earned 45 or more semester hours of transferable credit from a U.S. college or university.
  • Earned 30 or more semester hours of transferable credit from a U.S. college or university to include college-level English Composition I with a B- or better grade.

Applying as an International Transfer Student

Applying as a Transfer

Transferring < 12 credit hours

  • Apply online at ApplyTexas.org
  • Pay a $60 application processing fee
  • Submit your official transcripts for each college or university attended (even if you do not wish to transfer the credit to UTSA).
  • Submit all official college transcripts from every institution attended
  • A foreign credential evaluation is required for all foreign transcripts. UTSA recommends Foreign Credential Services of America (FCSA). You may choose any member listed at www.naces.org.
  • Send your TOEFL or IELTS scores directly from the testing agency.
  • Submit official high school transcript
  • Submit ACT or SAT scores from testing agency: ACT Code: 4239 SAT Code: 6919

Transferring 12 to 29 credit hours

2.75 GPA or higher

  • Apply online at ApplyTexas.org
  • Pay a $60 application processing fee
  • Submit your official transcripts for each college or university attended (even if you do not wish to transfer the credit to UTSA).
  • A foreign credential evaluation is required for all foreign transcripts. UTSA recommends Foreign Credential Services of America (FCSA). You may choose any member listed at www.naces.org.
  • Send your TOEFL or IELTS scores directly from the testing agency.

<2.75 GPA

  • Apply online at ApplyTexas.org
  • Pay a $60 application processing fee
  • Submit your official transcripts for each college or university attended (even if you do not wish to transfer the credit to UTSA).
  • A foreign credential evaluation is required for all foreign transcripts. UTSA recommends Foreign Credential Services of America (FCSA). You may choose any member listed at www.naces.org.
  • Send your TOEFL or IELTS scores directly from the testing agency.
  • Submit official high school transcript
  • Submit ACT or SAT scores from testing agency: ACT Code: 4239 SAT Code: 6919

Transferring 30 + credit hours

  • Apply online at ApplyTexas.org
  • Pay a $60 application processing fee
  • Submit your official transcripts for each college or university attended (even if you do not wish to transfer the credit to UTSA).
  • A foreign credential evaluation is required for all foreign transcripts. UTSA recommends Foreign Credential Services of America (FCSA). You may choose any member listed at www.naces.org.
  • Send your TOEFL or IELTS scores directly from the testing agency.

All documents related to international student admissions must be sent to the Office of International Programs:

Office of International Programs
International Undergraduate Admissions
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle, MB 1.210
San Antonio, TX 78249

UTSA International Gateway

For more information on being an international student at UTSA including visas, financial aid, health insurance, and living in San Antonio and more, please visit http://international.utsa.edu/iss/. You can also email International.Admissions@utsa.edu