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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. Submit the official high school transcript, SAT/ACT score from the testing agency, 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 coursework. Submit the official high school transcript, SAT/ACT score from the testing agency, 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. Submit official transcripts from each college/university attended. Coursework in progress and dual credit hours are not considered in this calculation. All attempted work is considered. Repeated courses are not excluded. You must be eligible to return to the most recent institution.

Applying as a Transfer

Transferring < 12 credit hours

  • Apply online at ApplyTexas.org
  • Pay a $60 application processing fee
  • Submit all official college transcripts from every institution attended
  • Submit official high school transcript
  • Submit test scores from the testing agency

Transferring 12 to 29 credit hours

  • Apply online at ApplyTexas.org
  • Pay a $60 application processing fee
  • 2.75 GPA or higher
  • Submit all official college transcripts from every institution attended
  • <2.75 GPA
  • Submit all official college transcripts from every institution attended
  • Submit official high school transcript
  • Submit tests cores from the testing center

Transferring 30 + credit hours

  • Apply online at ApplyTexas.org
  • Pay a $60 application processing fee
  • Submit all official college transcripts from every institution attended

Transfer Resources


Transfer Plans

Transfer plans have been articulated with 14 community colleges to guarantee courses will be applied towards the intended degree. Each transfer plan is specific to a school, a catalog year & to a degree and indicates exactly what classes to take at the community college. In accordance with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, all core classes have been issued a core component code (010-090). If the core is completed at any Texas public institution, it will transfer as a whole and substitute for the core at UTSA. Please note: Courses underlined & bolded, satisfy both core requirements and degree requirements. These degree requirements that satisfy the core will have to be taken if NOT originally taken as part of the core. Transfer plan completion does not guarantee admission. Please refer catalog for additional major admission requirements.

Transfer Equivalency Table

Online university resource that shows approved transferable credits used in the transfer admissions process. This tool can be used by prospective students to check course transferability (please note: equivalencies are subject to change).

College Source

In order for coursework to be transferable to UTSA it must have been completed at a regionally accredited institution. Check to see whether your college or university is regionally accredited through the College Source website. Click here to see a list of regional accrediting agencies.

Texas Common Course Numbering Matrix

The Texas Common Course Numbering (TCCN) System may be used to compare course transferability among institutions. The UTSA Core Curriculum may be printed out to compare TCCNs, and also prerequisites.

Undergraduate Catalog

Access the most current UTSA Undergraduate Catalog and Information Bulletin to review specific topics, degrees, course descriptions and more.

Transfer Tips

Transfer tips highlighting suggested time-lines, myths and facts about transferring, GPA worksheet and more. When using the GPA Calculator or GPA Worksheet, please remember that technical, developmental and remedial courses are not transferable.

Academic Fresh Start

Texas residents who want academic work earned 10 years prior to the planned enrollment term not to be considered/transferred, can possibly utilize Fresh Start. If not admissible and coursework is more than 10 years old please review the form for more information.