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Continue Your Journey Toward Your Future

Ready to discover your potential? Transfer to The University of Texas at Tyler to complete your studies and receive your bachelor’s degree. Uncover what you’re passionate about, learn from dedicated, encouraging professors and access real-world opportunities to apply your knowledge.

Along the way, receive one-on-one guidance for transferring your credits so your hard work is recognized and you stay on track toward your goals. We welcome you to join our tight-knit, supportive community.

How to Apply as a Transfer Student

Thinking about transferring to UT Tyler? Here’s how to apply:

Review Requirements

Review all requirements below based on the number of transferable credits completed at another accredited college or university.

Complete Your Application

Fill out a transfer or first-year application, and pay the nonrefundable $60 fee.

Send Transcripts

Send official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended to date — or from your high school if you’re transferring 30 or fewer credit hours — by email to, via our One-Stop Service Center or mailed to Undergraduate Admissions.

Transfer Your Credits

Understand how your previous college-level education transfers to UT Tyler.

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Why Transfer to The University of Texas at Tyler?

We’re a transfer-friendly school. That means personalized support, generous credit transfer policies, streamlined transfer pathways and a variety of resources to make your transition as easy as possible.
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Community College Transfer Pathways

State programs and established partnerships reduce retaking courses, ensure you fulfill all program requirements and create an affordable route to a bachelor’s degree.
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Transfer Advising

Meet with an academic adviser to learn more about degree requirements, transferring credits and how best to reach your goals.
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Academic Advising and Career Guidance

Access tutoring services, supplemental instruction, first-generation student resources and more forms of assistance, while career coaching prepares you for internships and the workforce.
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Close to You

Finish your degree at our main campus, closer to home at Longview, Palestine or the Houston Engineering Center, or even online.

Admission Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer students having successfully completed 30 semester credit college hours or more at a regionally accredited institution must have earned a minimum grade point average of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) on all college or university work.

Additional application requirements include:

  • A grade point average of at least 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) for all college-level coursework taken to date.
  • Official transcripts from each college or university attended.
  • A completed application for admission with a nonrefundable fee of $60.

Official transcripts can be sent electronically from all previously attended colleges and universities to, mailed to the address below or hand-delivered to the One-Stop Service Center.

UT Tyler Office of Admissions
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, TX 75799

Transfer students with fewer than 30 semester credit college hours must apply as an incoming freshman. Eligibility for admission is determined primarily on the basis of high school preparation, an SAT or ACT score, and a TOEFL score for international candidates. Official SAT or ACT and TOEFL reports are required.

Review All Application Requirements for Incoming First-Year Students

As a transfer student, you have the opportunity to enter the Honors College through a two- or three-year commitment that involves more intensive major-specific coursework and the opportunity to pursue individual research.

In order to apply to the Honors College, transfer applicants must:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher from their previous institution.
  • Have at least two full years of degree coursework remaining (excluding summer semesters).
Applying to the Honors College as a Transfer Student

Financial Aid and Scholarships for Transfer Students

We aim to remove any barriers that prevent you from reaching your future. See if you qualify for exclusive merit-based scholarships for transfer students, as well as need-based awards. You can also help pay for your education through grants, exemptions, waivers, loans, work-study programs, veteran benefits and other sources of funding.


Transferring Credits to UT Tyler

You worked hard to get here. We want to honor that. A wide variety of partnerships, state programs and other policies ensure your credits count toward a four-year degree.

This state program automatically qualifies you for an associate degree if you have completed the Texas Core Curriculum and courses in a specific field of study at any public two-year institution. These courses can be applied directly to your major at a four-year institution.

Learn More About Texas Direct Programs

Complete 60 semester credit hours of lower-division subjects to earn an associate degree before transferring as a junior to UT Tyler. We then evaluate your coursework to apply as many courses as possible toward your degree.

Learn More About the Texas Transfer Framework

The University of Texas at Tyler has several program-based partnerships with local community colleges that make it easier to finish your degree at our main campus or one of our regional locations. Partnerships for Longview, Palestine and Houston Engineering Center campuses involve our nursing, business, education, industrial technology and engineering programs.

Community College Partnerships

Partnership Programs at Longview

Nursing at Palestine

Partnering Programs at Houston Engineering Center

Earn a four-year bachelor’s degree in a flexible, 100% online format. Apply after completing 60 semester hours of transferable credits or an AA, AS or AAT degree. Then, choose from five thematic concentrations to specialize and finish your degree.

Learn More About the BAAS

Texas Common Course Numbering is a system that allows for clear equivalency between UT Tyler courses and those of other higher education institutions around the state. This helps speed up the transfer credit process and limits potential confusion.

Learn More About How Your Credits May Transfer Through the TCCN System

Gain college credit through Advanced Placement, Cambridge International AS & A Levels, the College-Level Examination Program and International Baccalaureate examinations. Review our comprehensive list of qualifying exams and how many credit hours you may be awarded.

Learn More About Transferring AP, IB, CI and CLEP Credits

If you’re transferring as a veteran or active-duty military member, apply a portion of your military training and coursework toward your degree.

Learn More About Completing a Military Service Credit Evaluation

Visit Us

Start to picture your future at UT Tyler by visiting our campuses. Explore virtually or through a campus tour, with day and evening plus individual and group options available. Meet with an admissions officer to learn more about the transfer student experience and what sets us apart.

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Next Steps

Are you ready to chart a new path? Continue to tap into your potential and discover a wide world of opportunities at The University of Texas at Tyler.