Transfer Admission

Transfer Admission

We are excited about your interest in The University of Texas at San Antonio. If you have questions about the university and/or the process for applying, feel free to contact the admission counselor for your area.

Transfer Admission Process

  1. Review our admission requirements below.
  2. Submit an application on ApplyTexas.
  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 giving 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.

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 GPA & must meet freshmen requirements*
12-29 hours 2.75 GPA or 2.25 GPA & must meet freshmen requirements*
≥ 30 hours 2.25 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.

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 3.5 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 24-66 credit hours and get admitted to UTSA by the Distinguished Transfer Scholarship priority deadline will be given automatic consideration for this scholarship 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 hold a competitive scholarship of at least $1,000.

*while funding is available

Transfer Resources

UTSA 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 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.

CollegeSource Online

In order for coursework to be transferable to UTSA, it must have been completed at a regionally accredited institution. Check CollegeSource online to see whether your college or university is regionally accredited through the College Source website.

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 and Information Bulletin 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.