Prospective transfer students Recruiting & Assisting Students
The Office of Admissions at The University of Texas at Austin participates in a variety of activities and efforts designed to recruit prospective transfer students:
Activities & Efforts
The Office of Admissions coordinates UT Austin campus visits for community college students from across the state. Participants receive admissions and student services information and can meet with deans/departmental officers during the visits.
Collaboration with Junior and Community Colleges
The Office of Admissions communicates with and interacts with admissions officers in junior and community colleges across the state to keep them informed about issues relating to the transfer admissions process and related policies at UT Austin. Each spring the Office of Admissions holds a Junior/Community College Conference to provide admissions officers with in-depth training about pertinent transfer issues. In addition, the Office of Admissions distributes a transfer newsletter to junior/community colleges each January that deals with policy and process issues.
Transfer Information & Counseling Sessions
The Office of Admissions provides information sessions and opportunities to meet one-on-one with admissions counselors for prospective students to address individual transfer issues. During the sessions counselors assess the student’s status and provide relevant campus information. Campus tours are also provided for prospective transfer students and their families.
Learn more about the services offered to transfer students on the Campus Visits for Transfers page.
The Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (TACRAO) hosts a series of annual visits to high schools and community colleges throughout Texas. The Office of Admissions makes an effort each year to participate in the spring community college events in each region of the state.
Community College / Business Visits
Representatives from the Office of Admissions make periodic visits to community colleges and business / industry locations, primarily in the Austin area, to provide information about admission, academic programs and student services at UT Austin. Such visits are usually conducted upon request and usually coincide with a program or event planned by the community college or the business.
Operating in conjunction with the Office of Admissions, the Academic Counseling Association, Student Financial Services and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, UTransition is a recruitment and retention program designed to assist transfer students in their transition to UT Austin. The program provides admission and student services information to students during an open house.
The University provides several online resources and tools to help prospective transfer students make sound decisions about how coursework that they have taken or plan to take is likely to transfer to UT Austin and apply to UT Austin degrees:
Online Resources & Tools
Transfer Guides for Texas Community Colleges
The University provides detailed information about how transfer coursework from Texas community colleges apply to specific degree requirements at UT Austin. Transfer Guides for Texas’ community colleges are located online.
Automated Transfer Equivalency (ATE) System
The ATE system allows prospective transfer students from higher education institutions across Texas to search for equivalent coursework at their current institution or at UT Austin. Both current and discontinued courses at other institutions are listed. The ATE System is available online.
Interactive Degree Audit (IDA)
Prospective transfer students may use the IDA planner to estimate how courses from other institutions might apply to UT Austin degrees. Used in concert with Transfer Guides, the planner gives community college transfer students a complete listing of courses relative to all UT Austin degree plans. The IDA planner is available online.