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Transfer Students are Welcome

The College of Liberal Arts welcomes transfer students from community colleges and 4-year universities. In fact, about 60% of our population is made up of transfer students.


We urge you to contact an advisor in the department of your intended major at UTA as soon as you know the course of study you wish to pursue. IF you are not sure which department is home of the program you wish to pursue, check out our degree plans.  

It usually takes 30 minutes to an hour to advise a transfer student. We have to look at your courses, figure out how they fit with our programs, and then explain your next steps.


You must attend an orientation session at UTA before you can enroll in classes. This is intended to acquaint you with UTA resources, it is not an advising session. Orientation dates can be found on the Transfer Orientation page.


Many students assume that it is best to transfer after completing an Associate’s Degree. However, there may be courses that can only be taken at UTA that are prerequisites for advanced courses in the major. If a student does not complete this course at the right time, there may not be many courses that can be taken that will apply toward the degree.

You may look at the suggested course sequence in the DCCC and CCC degree plans included here.

Please be aware that you may use up to 72 academic hours and 4 exercise hours from a community college toward your degree in the UTA College of Liberal Arts.

State of Texas Core Requirements

The State of Texas requires all graduate of a Texas Public higher education institution to complete courses in specified areas. If you have completed the core at your original institution, and this is noted on your transcript, UTA will not require you to complete any further core requirements. This does not apply to any out of state institutions. We will accept out of state courses that satisfy our core requirements and apply them to our core.