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Your future starts here. Follow these steps to complete your application for admission as a transfer student. You should apply as a transfer student if you have attended another college or university after graduating from high school or receiving a GED.

The University of Texas at Arlington welcomes admission applications at any time. Applications are being accepted for future terms, including Summer 2018, Fall 2018, and Spring 2019. We will process your application as quickly as possible and every attempt will be made to ensure consideration for the desired semester. Applying early gives you the best opportunity to receive scholarships, as well.

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

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In order to determine your admission, UTA considers your cumulative transfer GPA for transfer students with at least 24 transferable hours, and class rank and SAT or ACT scores for students with less than 24 transferable 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 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

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION ONLINE

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 "Transfer/Transient/Readmit" as the application type.
  • Complete Part I of the application. Part II and the essays are optional.
  • Pay the application fee on the ApplyTexas website. The application fee is $60 for Summer and Fall 2018 and $75 for Spring 2019 onward.
  • Submit your application.

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PAY YOUR APPLICATION FEE

The transfer application fee. You can pay it with a credit card on the ApplyTexas application. If you do not pay the application fee through ApplyTexas, you can pay by credit card over the phone at 817-272-MAVS or by check or money order in person or through the mail.

Please note: We are currently experiencing extended wait times due to increased call volumes. We apologize for any delay in answering your call and we appreciate your patience.

Fee Waivers

UTA does not offer application fee waivers for transfer students.

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SUBMIT YOUR TRANSCRIPTS AND TEST SCORES

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

  • Submit your official college transcript from all colleges and universities you've attended. Will accept transcripts by mail or in person, however the best and fastest method is electronically--sent directly from your school.  If you need an email address to send official transcripts (from the provider), you may direct them to utaadmissions@uta.edu. Transcripts older than 6 months will not be accepted. 
  • You may also submit your official transcripts by mail to the following address
 Office of Admissions, Records and Registration
Box 19114
Arlington, TX 76019-0114
  • Please be advised, submiting transcripts by mail will result in a longer evaluation time. We will accept transcripts by mail or in person, however the best and fastest method is electronically--sent directly from your school. 
  • If you have not earned 24 transferable college hours, you must also submit:
    • Your official high school transcript from your high school.
    • Your SAT or ACT scores.

when to apply

The University of Texas at Arlington welcomes admission applications at any time. Applications are being accepted for future terms, including Summer 2018, Fall 2018, and Spring 2019. We will process your application as quickly as possible and every attempt will be made to ensure consideration for the desired semester. Applying early gives you the best opportunity to receive scholarships, as well.

To ensure adequate time for consideration of your application and for consideration for funding, 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 and financial aid application deadlines are earlier. For more information about applying for financial aid, visit the Financial Aid website.

TRANSFERRING CREDIT

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 rules to help you anticipate course transferability.

  • 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 Equivalency

Transferring to UTA is easy, but we hope to make it even easier with our sample degree plans, articulation agreement guides, and transfer equivalency guide.

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Reverse Transfer

If you attended a two-year institution and transferred before earning an associate's degree, UTA has a reverse transfer process that allows you to complete the requirements of your associate's degree at UTA. All UTAxTCC students are automatically qualified for reverse transfer. All other students should contact their transfer admission counselor for more information about the reverse transfer process for your former institution.