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Why Transfer to UTSA?

No matter where you’re transferring from, we’re all about creating a bold future at UTSA! Our students share a drive to take bold actions to find their path ahead and achieve their degree.

Ready to start? This page highlights the resources you’ll need to successfully transfer to The University of Texas at San Antonio.


Transfer Applicants: are students interested pursuing a bachelor’s degree at UTSA and have earned some college credit from either a community college or university after graduating high school or earning a GED.

 

High-Quality, Affordable Programs

Maximize your transfer credits with a UTSA degree. Rated #1 “best value” among Texas public universities, UTSA equips students to achieve more and owe less with an excellent and affordable education. Transfer students enjoy expanded financial aid options to help manage their expenses easily.

Maximize

your transfer credits with a UTSA degree.

Finish

your degree with our flexible Multidisciplinary Studies program.

Explore

100% online degrees and move at your own pace with UTSA Online.

Apply

for the Distinguished Transfer Scholarship, valued up to $6,000.

Learn

about the $1,000 Phi Theta Kappa scholarship.

Complete

the General Application in Scholarship Hub to be eligible for more scholarships.

Transfer Process Made Easy

The transfer process can bring up a lot of questions. Review our transfer admission requirements and steps on how to apply to UTSA! Our Transfer Admissions Counselors are here to help you every step of the way. Additionally, our Transfer Advisors in the Office of Transfer and Transition Student Success Services (T²S³) support students on how courses will transfer to UTSA. Reach out or schedule an appointment.

Azizah Aziz
“I chose UTSA because I really like the campus diversity and student programs such as the First Generation and Transfer Student Center.”
Azizah Aziz '22

Transfer Credits

We want to give you credit for the work you’ve done at your previous institution. Our Transfer Credit Calculator will let you estimate how many of those credits could transfer to your desired degree program at UTSA. Please note the results from the calculator are unofficial and only intended for informational purposes. All courses and credits are subject to formal review and approval. UTSA also has articulation agreements with 14 community colleges to guarantee certain courses will be applied towards your UTSA degree.

Transfer Student Stats

40%

of UTSA undergraduate students are transfers

2.7 years

median time for transfer students to complete their bachelor’s degrees

71%

of UTSA undergraduate students receive financial aid

Resources

UTSA is committed to equipping transfer students with the necessary resources for academic success. Explore the avenues available to access time-sensitive information and participate in exclusive transfer events. Plus, take advantage of the personalized support and guidance provided by our dedicated transfer specialists and the comprehensive offerings of the Generation and Transfer Student Programs.

Personalized Support for the Transfer Process

UTSA has dedicated transfer specialists available to assist students every step of the way in the transfer process. Whether students have inquiries or require one-on-one support, transfer specialists are fully equipped to help. They will make your transfer journey as smooth as possible!

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First-Gen and Transfer Student Programs

The Generation and Transfer Student Programs aids transfer students through programs like the Roadrunner Transition Experience and events like National Transfer Week. From peer mentorship, events, workshops, and more, this resource helps students succeed in their transition to UTSA.

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Transfer Transition Student Success Services

This resource serves transfer students as they navigate the process between admission and registration by providing timely information and support through transfer advising services.

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Virtual Transfer Office Hours

Have a question or want to learn more about transferring? Join us via Zoom anytime between 1-6pm Central Time on the following Tuesdays:

Transfer FAQs

You are considered a transfer student if you are interested pursuing a bachelor’s degree at UTSA and have earned some college credit from either a community college or university after graduating high school or earning a GED.

This is a common misconception from our transfer students – there is not a minimum number of credits you need before you transfer to UTSA. However, there is a maximum from a community college: our students cannot apply more than 66 transfer credit hours to their program to UTSA as per the UTSA policy as well as the percent of courses needing to be completed at UTSA for your degree.

The AlamoPROMISE to UTSA Bold Promise is a tuition promise program that aims to make college more accessible and affordable to AlamoPROMISE students who transfer to UTSA and meet certain eligibility criteria. Qualifying students will have their tuition and mandatory fees covered 100% for four fall and spring semesters within a 2-year time period, as long as students maintain eligibility.   Students do not have to apply separately for this program. Bold Promise is automatically awarded to qualified Texas residents who meet the program qualifications.   To learn more about qualifications visit: https://onestop.utsa.edu/financialaid/types/alamo-promise/

There is not a fee waiver for the transfer application. All students must pay the non-refundable application fee.

A WIP stands for “Work In Progress” transcript. This means your transcript reflects that you are currently enrolled in classes at the time that you submitted your application. It is perfectly fine for you to be enrolled in classes at the time that you apply, too! We will be aware of your enrollment and there is not a penalty for applying with WIPs.

You can submit your application either through GoApplyTexas or through the CommonApp.

Please note that GoApplyTexas is utilizing a new website, so if
you used it previously, you may need to create new account.

You can find out which credits will transfer to UTSA using our transfer credit calculator.

Pro tip: have your most up to date transcript with you while you use the calculator, you will need to reference course numbers etc.

If you need further assistance and/or if the transfer credit calculator does not provide sufficient information, please reach out to our Transfer and Transition Student Success Office at utsa.edu/studentsuccess/transfer

Yes, you can appeal an admission decision by submitting this form: future.utsa.edu/wp-content/uploads/UG-Admissions-Appeal-Form.pdf

You can contact the International Admissions Office by emailing international.admissions@utsa.edu or calling +1-210-458-7995. You can also contact an admissions counselor directly here: future.utsa.edu/contact.

You can contact our Center for Military Affiliated Students for more information about military benefits, resources, and requirements. https://cmas.utsa.edu/

After you submit your application, you can check your status in your myUTSA Account Classic View. See directions here: future.utsa.edu/check-status

If your application is considered “incomplete” this means we are needing additional documentation/items from you. In order for admissions to review your application, your application must be considered “complete.” Your myUTSA Account Classic View will list what item(s) are outstanding. You can submit additional documentation here: future.utsa.edu/documents

If you did not receive your UTSA activation email, please visit my.utsa.edu and select “Activate Email Account” or call our One Stop Enrollment Center at 210-458-8000 for assistance.

Study at UTSA

UTSA offers over 70 majors across eight colleges that are focused on creating a successful bold future for you. As a Tier One university, your education will prepare you for an ever-changing job market that will set you on a path to success.

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Visit UTSA

The best way to get to know UTSA is to visit! Take a tour of our campus either in person or virtually or attend our flagship open house UTSA Day! We look forward to meeting you and your family and giving you a great big Rowdy welcome!

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Affording UTSA

There are many ways to pay for college, from transfer scholarships and grants to student loans and student employment. We also know there are lots of questions! Learn about the cost of attendance and see how to make the best of your investment by continuing your education at UTSA.

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