Is transferring right for you? Transfer Eligibility
To be considered for transfer admission, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident:
- Graduate from high school or earn a GED.
- Enroll in a college or university after you graduate from high school or earn your GED.
- Earn 30 semester hours of transfer credit at another college or university.
International students with previous college credit who are interested in applying to the University of Texas at Austin should visit the Transfer Student section of our International Undergraduate site.
If you aren’t eligible to attend another college or university because of academic or disciplinary reasons, you’re also not eligible for admission to UT Austin.
Applicants to some majors with more than 60 hours of transferable credit are considered to have excessive hours. If you have earned more than 60 hours of transferable credit, you should carefully review your options before transferring.
Is Transferring Right for You?
If you still have questions about whether or when you should apply as a transfer student, review the information below that applies to your situation.
After reviewing the information here, if you still aren’t sure applying for transfer admission is the right option for you, you may want to schedule a campus visit or speak with an admissions counselor about your situation. Visit the Campus Visits for Transfers page for information.
Transfer options and issues
Have you attended UT Austin in the past? If you’re ready to return, apply for readmission. When applying for readmission, you must submit official transcripts of any work that you’ve taken since leaving UT Austin.
Students who attended UT Austin during the 2005 Fall semester because of the hurricane disasters were considered visiting students; if such a student is now interested in attending UT Austin as a regular student, he or she must apply for transfer admission instead of for readmission.
Students who have obtained a degree at another college or university but are interested in working toward an undergraduate degree at UT Austin must apply for undergraduate transfer admission in the same way as students who have not yet earned a degree. Having a degree does not affect your status as an applicant.
Undergraduate non-degree seeking student
If you already have a bachelor’s degree (or higher), you may still want to take some additional undergraduate courses without working toward another degree. In this case, you should apply for transfer admission as a non-degree seeking student.
Ineligible at another institution?
If you aren’t eligible to attend another college or university because of academic or disciplinary dismissal or suspension, you also aren’t eligible to attend UT Austin. We do not offer probationary or provisional admission to transfer students.
Academic Fresh Start
If you’re a Texas resident and you would like to apply for undergraduate admission without having courses you completed 10 or more years ago considered, you should apply for Academic Fresh Start, an option established as part of the Texas Education Code.
Some students who are enrolled at other colleges or universities want to take courses at UT Austin during the summer only without officially transferring. Such students are called summer transients and must follow the same application process as other transfer applicants.