Transfer Students

Your journey continues here in Maverick Country!

Application Priority Dates

Fall: February 14
Spring: October 15
Summer: April 1


Applications are still accepted after the priority dates for each term, however for guaranteed consideration of admission, please submit the application and required documents by the priority date. 

Scholarship and Financial Aid Deadlines

Federal Student Aid: January 14 

Transfer Scholarship: February 14 

Please note that some deadlines are earlier than application priority dates. You must submit your admissions application, along with all required documents to be considered for these scholarships. 


Financial Aid and Scholarships

Requirements for Transfer Students 

Minimum Transferable Credit Hours Minimum Acceptable GPA Additional Requirements
Less than 24 2.25

Must meet freshman admission requirements AND

  • Have at least a 2.25 GPA on all transfer work
  • No developmental coursework when calculating minimum transferable credit hours or GPA
  • Grades of "D" or below do not transfer
  • All credits must be issued by a regionally accredited institution
24 or more 2.25
  • No developmental coursework when calculating minimum transferable credit hours or GPA
  • Grades of "D" or below do not transfer
  • All credits must be issued by a regionally accredited institution


You will need to submit official transcripts from each college or university you attended to the Office of Admissions electronically or by mail directly from each college or university you attended. You may hand-deliver transcripts in person in a sealed envelope and they will be reviewed by Admissions to determine if they are official. Please be advised that transcripts older than one year will not be accepted. Please review official transcript guidelines for more information.

Official Transcript Guidelines

Texas Success Initiative Requirement

The Texas Success Initiative has been developed by the state legislature to ensure student success at institutions of higher education. This is required for enrollment. Any assessments (Reading, Math and Writing) are required for placing students in the appropriate coursework.

TSI Requirements


You will need to apply using the ApplyTexas online application

  • Select The University of Texas at Arlington as the target university and "Transfer" as the application type.
  • Pay the Application Fee
  • Submit Application 


If you did not submit your application fee at the time of submitting your admissions application, you can pay online.

Transfer students are not eligible for fee waivers.

Pay Application Fee Online

Transferring Credit Qualifications 

One of the cool things about being a transfer student is that you get to bring your credit with you! Shortly after you've been admitted to the University, your transfer credits will be evaluated and posted to your MyMav Student Center.

We've outlined these general transfer qualifications to help you anticipate transferring your courses.

  • UTA only accepts classes where you earned a "C" or better, so keep your grades up to receive as much credit as possible. Vocational coursework is not transferable.
  • Developmental coursework is not transferable.
  • Transfer students have no option for erasing a low grade. UTA will not use "grade replacement," "grade forgiveness," "grade exclusion," or any other type of amnesty from the grades you earned. 
  • UTA does not recognize life and/or career credit.
  • While you may be core complete, there may be a major course requirement or prerequisite that require you to take a course that looks like a core requirement, but doesn't act like one. You should talk with your academic advisor to discuss these requirements. 

Transfer Student Resources 

Fresh Start

Fresh Start allows a person who is a resident of Texas to apply for undergraduate admission and not have coursework completed 10 or more years prior to the date of anticipated enrollment, including as consideration in the admission decision. This allows undergraduate students to begin a new course of study with a clear academic record.

Fresh Start

Transfer Evaluation System

UTA's transfer evaluation system is an interactive transfer equivalency guide is to help you, as a transfer student, assess which credits earned at your current or former college-level institutions will transfer to UTA, an how they will transfer. The academic advisor in your program of study will make the official determination of how you transfer credits will apply to your degree plan.

Transfer Evaluation System

Transfer Guides

Each academic department provides a transfer guide for each of their degrees. These guides are not degree plans. Each guide provides you the UTA Course Name, UTA Course Number and the Texas Common Course Number. Please discuss your official degree plan with your academic advisor.

UTA Transfer Guides


UTAXTCC is a program specifically designed for students who have a goal of obtaining a bachelor's degree. UTAxTCC takes into account your needs and desires and builds a pathway that eases the transfer of credits and accounts for timeliness to degree completion.