Transfer Admission

Transfer Admission

UTSA Transfer Calculator

Check out our Transfer Credit Calculator! List every college credit you’ve earned and see which ones could transfer to UTSA.

Transfer Admission Process

Review our admission requirements below.

  1. Submit an application.
  2. Pay a non-refundable $70 application fee.
  3. Submit official transcripts from every institution attended. (UTSA accepts transcripts through Electronic Parchment, E-Script PDF and Naviance.)
  4. If you also need to meet freshmen requirements, there are additional items that need to be submitted (see below).
  5. All documentation must be submitted by the admission deadline (not postmarked). An admission decision is not rendered until the applicant’s file is complete.
  6. You’ll be notified when UTSA receives your ApplyTexas application and you’ll be given a myUTSA ID so you can check on your admission status.
  7. Once an application and all documentation are submitted, a decision can be rendered. Please note offers of admission are valid only for the semester indicated in the acceptance letter.

If you’ve received military credits, please submit your Joint Service Transcript.

All documents in support of an application become the property of UTSA and cannot be returned.

Students who are admitted to the university are not guaranteed admission to a specific academic program.

Transfer Requirements

All transfer applicants must meet the minimum GPA listed below based on completed transferable credit hours (not including dual credit) and be eligible to return to their most recent institution.

Guaranteed Admissions
Transferable Credits* Minimum GPA (4.0 Scale)
< 12 hours 2.25 Transfer GPA & must meet freshmen requirements*
12-29 hours 2.75 Transfer GPA or 2.25 Transfer GPA & must meet freshmen requirements*
≥ 30 hours 2.25 Transfer GPA

*Dual Credit & Work in Progress: Dual credit and coursework in progress do not count toward a transfer student’s transferable credit hours. All attempted work is considered. Repeated courses are not excluded.

*Freshmen Requirements: Transfer applicants who must meet freshmen requirements must submit an official high school transcript and SAT/ACT score from the testing agency. In addition, transfer applicants who must meet freshman requirements and undergo committee review are encouraged to submit an essay and letters of recommendation.

Admission into UTSA Honors College

Transfer applicants who have completed at least 12 credit hours of prior college coursework (not including dual credit) and have a minimum 3.7 cumulative GPA will receive an invitation to apply to UTSA’s Honors College. Invitations are sent via email to qualifying transfer applications within the first month of each Fall and Spring semester.

» Visit the Honors College website for more details.

Distinguished Transfer Scholarship

Fall and spring transfer applicants who are transferring in at least 24 credit hours at the time if admission will be given automatic consideration based on academic merit. The Distinguished Transfer Scholarship is valued up to $6,000* for up to two years or four semesters if renewal eligibility is maintained. The value is awarded on a competitive basis.

This scholarship is competitive so out-of-state and international students can receive a Competitive Scholarship Waiver and pay in-state tuition for every year they meet the renewal requirements.

*while funding is available

Will my courses transfer?

UTSA Transfer Credit Calculator

The UTSA Transfer Credit Calculator will let you estimate how many undergraduate credits from accredited U.S. institutions could transfer to your desired degree program at UTSA. Personalized to a student’s major, this calculator will let Future Roadrunners record every college credit they’ve earned from past institutions and will show them which ones could transfer to UTSA. After students record all of their credits, the calculator will then generate a detailed report that lists the credits. It also displays a percentage that shows how close they are to earning their degree at UTSA for their selected major, positioning them for success in their college career.

Community College Transfer Plans

Transfer Equivalency 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 and a degree program, and the plan 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. Transfer plan completion does not guarantee admission. Please refer to the catalog for additional major admission requirements.

Course Transfer Equivalency Tool

The Course Transfer Equivalency Tool can be used by prospective students to check course transferability. Please note: equivalencies are subject to change.

Credit Awarding Policy and Resources

UTSA awards credit for college-level transfer coursework from regionally accredited institutions. Check CollegeSource online to see whether your college or university is regionally accredited through the College Source website.

Policy for Nonaccredited Institution

Admitted students may submit a petition for credits to the related major academic department to receive credit earned from a non-regionally accredited college or university. Based on course level, rigor, quality, comparability, and degree program relevance, credits may be awarded on an individual basis at the discretion of the major academic department.

Texas Common Course Numbering System

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. You can also access the most current UTSA Undergraduate Catalog to review specific topics, degrees, course descriptions and more.

Academic Fresh Start Program

Under Texas Education Code, Section 51.931, a Texas resident may apply for admission to an institution of higher education and, at the same time, request that the institution ignores all academic course credits or grades earned 10 or more years prior to the start date of the semester for which the applicant seeks admission. An applicant who elects to take advantage of Academic Fresh Start cannot pick the course, credits or grades that are to be eliminated from consideration. All course grades or credits must be excluded.