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International Transfer Students


International Transfer Students


Follow these steps to complete your application for admissions as an international transfer student. You should apply as a transfer student if you have enrolled in another college or university after graduating from secondary school.

Application Priority Dates

Fall: Applications are still being accepted for Fall 2019.
Spring: October 15
Summer: April 1

Applications are accepted after the published priority date for each term, but for guaranteed consideration of admission please submit the application and associated materials by priority date. 

To ensure adequate time for consideration of your application, apply well in advance of your desired starting date. Nine months to a year is not too early to apply.

Please note that the scholarship application deadlines are earlier. For more information about applying for scholarships, visit the Scholarship website.


UTA considers your cumulative transfer GPA for transfer students with at least 30 semester hours. UTA will consider cumulative transfer GPA and SAT scores for students with less than 30 semester hours. Please refer to the chart below for minimum admission requirements. You may also review admission policies and legislative requirements in the University Catalog.

Minimum Transferable Credit HoursMinimum Acceptable GPAAdditional Requirements

Less than 24


Must also meet freshman admission requirements

24 hours or more


Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission.


You will need to apply using the ApplyTexas online application.

  • Create your profile on the ApplyTexas website to get a username and password.
  • Select "Create a New 4 Year University Undergraduate Admissions Application." 
  • Select The University of Texas at Arlington as the target university and "International Transfer" as the application type.
  • Complete Part I of the application. Part II and the essays are optional.
  • Submit your application.



Option One: Pay with a credit card on the ApplyTexas application. 

Option Two (Preferred Method): Pay online through the UTA website with Mastercard, Visa, American Express or Discover. 


Fee Waivers

UTA does not offer application fee waivers for international students.


Submit documents to the Office of Admissions by mail or in person.

  • Submit your official college transcripts/marksheets by mail from all colleges and universities you’ve attended in the U.S. or abroad in a sealed envelope. Official transcripts/marksheets bear the original seal of the institution and the original signature of the registrar or responsible head of the institution. Transcripts/marksheets older than 1 year months will not be accepted.
  • If you have not earned 30 college hours, you must also submit your official secondary school transcript and your SAT schools as outlined in the international freshman admission requirements.
  • Submit official TOEFL test scores if you are from a non-native English speaking country. The minimum acceptable TOEFL score is 550 for the paper based test, and 79 on the internet based test.
  • Transcripts/marksheets not issued in English must be accompanied by an exact word-for-word original English translation bearing the original university or translation agency attestation.

View International Official Transcript Guidelines 


VISA Requirements

The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service requires that you show proof that adequate resources are available to meet their first year of educational and living expenses, currently estimated at $40,229. A completed financial statement form must be completed and returned with the indicated documentation before an I-20 can be issued. Financial documents may be submitted online.

If you are already studying in the U.S. on an F-1 (student) visa, you must have established transfer eligibility before transfer is initiated by UTA by submitting a school transfer notification.

Financial Statement FormUpload Financial DocumentsSchool Transfer Notification for F-1 Visa Holders   2018 Campus Security and Fire Safety Report.

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