Transfer Students

Your journey continues here in Maverick Country!


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 

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. 
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Transfer Admissions Checklist

Download our UTA Transfer Admissions Checklist so you don't miss application dates, scholarship deadlines and other admissions procedures.

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

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

A Maverick Reminder

Did you submit your official transcripts?

Please be advised, students can submit unofficial transcripts for admission through summer 2023. Students who submit unofficial transcripts for admission will still need to submit their official transcripts once the institution(s) have made them available. Official transcripts should be received no later than the 12th class day of a student’s first semester.  You can submit your official transcripts to the Office of Admissions electronically or by mail. Please review official transcript guidelines for more information. 
Official Transcript Guidelines
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Scholarship and Financial Aid Deadlines

Federal Student Aid: January 15 

Transfer Scholarship: Extended to February 22  

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

Pay the application fee

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 Admissions Timeline

  1. UTA receives admissions application. A UTA ID is created for the student. An email is communicated to the student with their ID and next steps.
  2. If a students has less than 24 completed credit hours, UTA will request an updated transcript from each attended academic institution.
  3. When a student has been accepted, a student email address will be created. All UTA communications will be sent to the student's UTA email address.
  4. To be eligible for Transfer Merit Scholarships you must be an incoming Fall student who has submitted ALL application materials by February 14th.
  5. Students should resolve all necessary holds, register for New Maverick Orientation, and arrange a meeting with an academic advisor.

Transfer Student Resources 

UTA Maverick Transfer Pathway

The UTA Maverick Transfer Pathway allows you to choose the right resource to prepare you to transfer your credits to UTA.

Maverick Transfer Pathway

Transfer Evaluation System

Use this system to help you get an early indicator of which courses from your current or previous institution will transfer to UTA. Please note that this system is not fully comprehensive to credits that may transfer to UTA.

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


TCC to UTA is a program designed for Tarrant Country College students, who have the ultimate goal of obtaining a bachelor's degree from UTA. TCC to UTA takes into account students’ needs and desires to build a pathway that eases the transfer of credits for timely to degree completion.



Under Texas state law, applicant or enrolled student is classified as a Texas resident, a nonresident, or a international student. View residency information or contact undergraduate residency.