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Transfer Admission

We welcomed over 3,797 transfer students in the fall of 2016, so you'll be in good company. Your overall academic record is the most important part of your application, but we need different things in your application depending on whether or not you've completed 30 or more transferable hours.

Transfer Applicant Resources

Who is a transfer applicant?

Transfer applicants are students who have earned transferable credit hours from a college or university and have been out of high school for at least one semester (not including summer). We look at the number of transferable credit hours that have been completed at the time of application.

Choosing Courses

If you are looking to transfer to Texas State, your main focus should be taking core classes as they will need to completed regardless of your major. Additionally, core classes are more likely to transfer directly. If you would like to take additional courses, use the Undergraduate Catalog to find your intended degree plan. 

You may also utilize our Transfer Planning Guides to determine a two-year plan for your intended degree. 

Transferring Courses

As a transfer student, you are typically most concerned about which credits will transfer to Texas State and how they will be counted towards your degree plan. As such, we have a Transfer Course Equivalency System to provide credit equivalencies for commonly transferred courses. If you would like to learn how to transfer coursework to the Honors College you may visit their web page.

Only 66 lower-level credit hours may be applied to your degree plan. Upper-level credit hours may be applied from a four-year university. However, over 25% of your upper-level courses must be completed at Texas State. Learn more about transfer evaluations.

Also, be aware that your transfer hours may affect your ability to receive financial aid in the future. Visit Financial Aid and Scholarships web page on Satisfactory Academic Progress for more information.

Additional Requirements

Majors within the McCoy College of Business can be classified as Limited Access, as student enrollment is limited each semester. The affected majors include accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing and computer information systems.

Some programs at Texas State require that students complete additional requirements, on top of what is needed to earn general admission to the University. These program entry requirements could include having a higher GPA, taking certain courses or participating in an audition process. 

Transfer Policies

Texas State will transfer as many of your courses/hours that are considered transferable; however, only 66 lower-level hours will be applied toward your degree plan. Additional upper-level hours from a four-year university may also be applied. You will need to take a minimum number of credit hours at Texas State in order to graduate with a Texas State degree.

Repeat Policy — You may repeat a course one time to replace the first grade earned in that class, regardless of what that grade is. Make sure that the repeat course you take is exactly the same as the initial course, or equivalent to the initial course if the repeat is taken at a different college than the first attempt. Use our Transfer Course Equivalency System to confirm equivalencies.

Grades of D and F are transferable. If the course is considered a transferable course, then the grade you earned in it is transferable. A minimum grade of D is required in Core Curriculum courses to satisfy Core requirements.

At least 25% of upper-division courses must be completed in-residence at Texas State.

Veteran Admission & Military Credit

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions welcomes military veterans who are interested in enrolling at Texas State. All applicants must meet our freshman or transfer admission standards to be admitted.

If you have military transcripts, please submit them to our office for evaluation. We work with academic colleges to determine how courses are evaluated. Please be aware that military credit and performance will not be used for admission purposes.

If you have any questions regarding the admissions process, please contact Carlos Laird, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions.