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Non Degree Seeking Students

Students who do not plan to earn a degree, but are seeking the opportunity to earn some college credit from UTSA must apply as either a special undergraduate or transient applicant. Non-degree seeking applicants must adhere to the same application deadline requirements as degree-seeking transfer students.

! Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid.

Non-degree seeking students are:

  • Transfer students who enroll in courses only at the undergraduate level without pursuing a degree at UTSA
  • Planning to enroll only for one semester before returning to another institution (transient)

Non-degree Seeking Students Requirement:

  • Have at least a C average (2.25 CGPA on a 4.0 scale) on the last 30 undergraduate hours attempted
  • Be eligible to return to most recent institution

How to apply as a Transient/Special Student/Non-degree seeking student to UTSA.

  1. Apply through
  2. Select The University of Texas at San Antonio
  3. For Semester of Entry, select the semester you plan to begin at UTSA.
    NOTE: Applications are term-specific. Be sure to select the correct term that corresponds with when you plan to begin at UTSA.
  4. For First Choice School, select NonDegree Do NOT select a second choice school, just continue.
  5. For First Choice Major, select Transient-Non-Degree/Non Major Do NOT select a second choice major, just continue.
  6. You can then proceed to complete the remainder of the application.

To Apply

  1. Apply online at
  2. Pay a non-refundable application processing fee of $60 (fee waivers are not accepted for non-degree seekers)
  3. Submit official college transcript from which the last 30 undergraduate hours were attempted

Additional Notes:

  • UTSA Undergraduate Admissions Office does not accept faxed documents.
  • Applicants using a Visa card should submit payment with their ApplyTexas application.