2012 - 2013 Transfer Student Requirements
The Admissions Requirements for Transfers are determined by the number of college-level hours completed from regionally accredited colleges or universities that have been completed at the time of application. Please review transfer admissions requirements below to determine the category applicable to you at time of application (reminder: only completed college-level hours are reviewed at time of application; work in progress is not considered)
Freshman Transfer (1-29 hrs): Admissions requirements for transfer students with 1-29 hours completed at time of application (work in progress is not considered) must:
- Meet the same AUTOMATIC requirements as first-time freshmen for 1st and 2nd quartile:
- Submit an official high school transcript indicating date of graduation
- ACT/SAT scores be sent directly from the testing agency
- Submit your official transcripts from EACH college or university attended, including dual credit work
- Have at least a cumulative C 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale in all
- Be eligible to return to most recent institution (includes academic and disciplinary actions)*
|HS Class Rank||SAT Score (min.)||ACT Score (min.)|
|1st quartile (top 25%)||No minimum but must submit scores||No minimum but must submit scores|
|2nd quartile (second 25%)||960 (critical reading and math only)||20 (composite)|
Transfer (30+ hrs): Admissions requirements for transfer students with 30+ hours completed at time of application (work in progress is not considered) must:
- Submit your official transcripts from EACH college/university attended, including dual credit work
- Have at least a C average (2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale) in all college hours attempted
- Be eligible to return to most recent institution
Note: When calculating the cumulative grade point average for admission, ALL attempted work is considered. Repeated courses are NOT excluded.
*A student currently on suspension at a previous institution will not be considered for admission.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Access the most current UTSA Undergraduate Catalog and Information Bulletin to review specific topics, degrees, course descriptions and more.
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.
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.
- Apply online at applytexas.org
- Pay an application fee of $60 (starting fall 2013)(fee waivers NOT accepted for transfers)
- Submit your official transcripts from EACH college/university attended, including Dual Credit work
- 4. If you are a Freshman Transfer (1-29 transferable hours completed at the time of application), you must also submit your official high school transcript and request ACT/SAT scores be sent directly from the testing agency
- UTSA Undergraduate Admissions Office does not accept faxed documents.
- Applicants using a Visa card should submit payment with their Apply Texas application.