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Transfer Requirements

UTSA Freshman Transfer Admission Criteria

Freshman Transfer (1-29 hrs)*: Admissions requirements for transfer students with 1-29* college level academic hours completed at time of application (work in progress is not considered) must:
*Dual Credit hours are not considered in this calculation.

  • Meet the same Guaranteed Admission requirements as first-time freshmen for 1st and 2nd quartile and have at least a cumulative 2.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale in all transferable college coursework from a regionally accredited institution.:
  • HS Class Rank SAT Score
    (math and critical reading)
    UTSA College Board SAT Code: 6919
    ACT Score
    (Composite)
    UTSA ACT Code: 4239
    1st quartile
    Top 25%
    Guaranteed Admission
    Test scores must be submitted
    Guaranteed Admission
    Test scores must be submitted
    2nd Quartile
    Second 25%
    or Non-Ranking
    Accredited HS
    SAT: 1100
    Guaranteed Admission
    ACT: 24
    Guaranteed Admission
    Below 50%
    Must meet Guaranteed Admission requirements otherwise please reapply when
    30 or more transferable college credits are earned.
  • Submit official high school transcript indicating date of graduation
  • Request ACT/SAT be sent directly from the testing agency
  • Submit your official transcripts from each college/university attended, including Dual Credit work
  • Be eligible to return to most recent institution

State of Texas Uniform Admission Standards

Per state law, Uniform Admissions Policy, TEC 51.803-51.809 requires that all students must meet one of the following college readiness standards in order to be eligible for consideration for admission at a Texas Four-Year Public Institution.

• Successfully complete the recommended or advanced (distinguished) high school program or complete the portion of the program that was available to them; or

• Successfully complete a curriculum that is equivalent in content and rigor to the recommended or advanced (distinguished) high school program at a high school that is exempt from offering such programs; or

• Satisfy the College Readiness Benchmarks on the SAT or ACT assessment:

SAT- 1500 out of 2400

ACT- 18 English, 21 Reading, 22 Math and 24 Science

UTSA Transfer Admission Criteria

Transfer (30+ hrs)*: Admissions requirements for transfer students with 30+* hours completed at time of application must:
*Work in progress coursework and Dual Credit hours are not considered in this calculation.

  • Have at least a cumulative 2.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale in all transferable college coursework from a regionally accredited institutions
  • Submit your official transcripts from EACH college or university attended, including Dual Credit work
  • Be eligible to return to most recent institution (includes academic and disciplinary actions)*

Note: When calculating the cumulative grade point average for admission, ALL attempted work is considered. Repeated courses are NOT excluded.

A student currently on suspension at a previous institution will not be considered for admission

For more complete information on admission requirements, click here

Transfer Resources

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 & to a degree and 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. Please note: Courses underlined & bolded, satisfy both core requirements and degree requirements. These degree requirements that satisfy the core will have to be taken if NOT originally taken as part of the core. Transfer plan completion does not guarantee admission. Please refer catalog for additional major admission requirements.

Transfer Equivalency Table

Online university resource that shows approved transferable credits used in the transfer admissions process. This tool can be used by prospective students to check course transferability (please note: equivalencies are subject to change).

College Source

In order for coursework to be transferable to UTSA it must have been completed at a regionally accredited institution. Check to see whether your college or university is regionally accredited through the College Source website. Click here to see a list of regional accrediting agencies.

Texas Common Course Numbering Matrix

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.

Undergraduate Catalog

Access the most current UTSA Undergraduate Catalog and Information Bulletin to review specific topics, degrees, course descriptions and more.

Transfer Tips

Transfer tips highlighting suggested time-lines and facts about transferring, GPA worksheet and more. When using the GPA Calculator, please remember that technical, developmental and remedial courses are not transferable.

Academic Fresh Start

Texas residents who want academic work earned 10 years prior to the planned enrollment term not to be considered/transferred, can possibly utilize Fresh Start. If not admissible and coursework is more than 10 years old please review the form for more information.

To Apply

  1. Apply online at applytexas.org
  2. Pay a non-refundable application processing fee of $60
  3. Submit your official high school transcript with curriculum verification
  4. Send your ACT/SAT scores with writing section sent directly from the testing agency
    SAT - Code: 6919
    ACT - Code: 4239
  5. If you took college credit courses, send any official college transcript when available
  6. If you are graduating early from high school, submit a recommendation letter from your guidance counselor

Additional Notes:

  • UTSA Undergraduate Admissions Office does not accept faxed documents.
  • Applicants using a Visa card should submit payment with their ApplyTexas application.
  • UTSA accepts application fee waivers for first-time Freshman only. A student applying as a first-time FR must use the Fee Waivers provided by either the ACT or SAT, verifying that a fee waiver was used to register for the respective test. These waivers are available only from the high school guidance office.