UT Tyler Transfer Students

UT Tyler Community College Transfer Partners

Patriot Pathways

UT Tyler partners with area community colleges to develop Patriot Pathways, which serve as a roadmap for prospective students to visualize their possible degree plan. Students who intend to transfer to UT Tyler should speak with an Academic Advisor. Academic Advisors assist with planning, course selection, and creating the official degree plan upon admission to UT Tyler. Explore our Patriot Pathways below:

Kilgore College

Trinity Valley Community College

Tyler Junior College

Texas Direct

What is Texas Direct? 

Texas Direct is the state’s effort to articulate seamless degree pathways between two- and four-year institutions.

Students who complete the Texas Core Curriculum and Field of Study at any public two-year institution automatically qualify to receive an associate degree – the Texas Direct Transfer Degree. They are also qualified to transfer their courses as a block applied directly to their selected major.

All four-year institutions must apply eligible students’ credits directly to their selected major. Students who have completed their credits in an eligible pathway must not be required to repeat any lower-level courses for their major.

Fields of Study (as of spring 2023):

Texas Transfer Framework

Click here to read the Texas Transfer Framework overview.

Field of Study Curricula

A critical component of the Texas Transfer Framework is the Field of Study Curriculum (FOSC), which is a set of lower-division courses that transfer and apply to a degree program, as required by state law, Texas Education Code, Chapter 61, Section 61.823, and Coordinating Board rules, Texas Administrative Code, Title 19, Part 1, Chapter 4, Subchapter B.

Under the new framework, a complete FOSC will consist of the following elements:

  • Discipline-relevant Texas Core Curriculum courses
  • Up to 12 semester credit hours of Discipline Foundation Courses
  • At least 6 semester credit hours of Directed Electives, which will be submitted by the relevant faculty of each general academic institution and shared through the THECB website

If a student completes all the courses in an FOSC and transfers to another Texas public institution of higher education, the FOSC courses transfer as a block and are applied to the student’s selected major. If a student completes the FOSC, the Texas Core Curriculum, and any college or university courses required of all students regardless of major, the student is finished with all the lower-division courses.

If a student transfers with an incomplete FOSC, each completed FOSC course transfers and applies to the to the degree program, and the institution may require the student to complete additional lower-division courses.