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Admission Process For Transfer Students

Texas community college students who aspire to transfer to UT Dallas should learn about the Comet Connection.

A student will be evaluated as transfer for the purposes of admission and scholarship consideration if the student matriculated (enrolled) at a college or university other than UT Dallas in one or more long semesters after graduating from high school and prior to matriculating at UT Dallas.

The University of Texas at Dallas accepts applications for admission from transfer students for the fall, spring and summer semesters. UT Dallas welcomes applications from students who have begun their college work and are in good standing at other institutions of higher education. Classifications for admission, which are based on transferable semester credit hours, determine the admission criteria.

Assured Admission

All transfer applicants must be in good academic standing from the last college attended, regardless of the number of transferable semester credit hours.

Applicants are eligible for assured transfer admission if they fall into one of the following criteria:
    42+ transferable credit hours
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7
  • No more than 90 attempted hours
    Comet Connection member and a completed AA/AS/AAT
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • No more than 90 attempted hours
    Qualify for admission under Section 51.8035 of the Texas Education Code
    Please see catalog for more information. To take advantage of this option, the applicant must submit to UT Dallas, by the application deadline, information that “expressly and clearly” claims entitlement of admission under this section.

Transfer Credit Guidelines

UT Dallas operates on a semester system and all transfer credits will be converted to semester hours. For information on the transferability of courses, go to and select Transfer Guide. Further information is available regarding program prerequisites and curricula appropriate to the various UT Dallas majors through the UT Dallas catalog.

Credits for College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) will be awarded after admission, but cannot be considered as transferable credit for the purpose of admission decisions. For more information, visit the credit by exam website.

Reviewed Admission

Transfer applicants with 1-29 transferable credit hours (post high school work) or who have less than a cumulative GPA of 2.5 will be reviewed for admission.

Applicants are required to submit all post-secondary academic course work and be in good standing at the last college or university attended. Additionally, applicants may be required to submit the following documents:
  • High school transcript
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • Essay explaining their educational history

Before You Apply

Steps to Apply

  1. Complete an online application.

  2. Pay $50 non-refundable application fee unless you apply at a special event.

  3. If you have fewer than 30 transferable hours, provide your current, official high school transcripts by sending them to our mailing address.

  4. Provide official college transcripts from all colleges attended by sending them to our mailing address.

  5. In order for your academic documents to be official, they must be in a sealed envelope with the school seal or signature on the back side of the envelope.

  6. Provide official SAT or ACT test scores, possibly included in your official high school transcript. High school transcripts and ACT/SAT test scores are not required if you have 30 or more transferable semester credit hours or if you have been out of high school for at least 10 years.

  7. Complete an essay.

  8. Domestic students may complete a Financial Aid application by filling out the FAFSA.

  9. Additional Requirements for International Transfer Students ONLY

  10. English proficiency is required for all international student applicants from non-native English speaking countries. The English proficiency requirement can be waived for students from countries whose government language is English and whose education has been in English.

    Official, approved test scores and minimum scores are accepted from the following testing agencies:

    80   TOEFL iBT   (Internet Based)
    550   TOEFL   (Paper Based)
    6.5   IELTS    
    67   PTE    
    Pass   English 112   ELS Language Centers

    Scores must be less than two years old. To be considered official, test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency, either electronically or delivered in an unopened envelope that has been sealed by the testing agency.

  11. Provide official, attested photocopies or certified copies of all high school transcripts, mark sheets or examination certificates showing the completion of U.S. 9th–12th grade graduation equivalent and grades/marks earned. Submit an official copy of final examinations taken at the end of the secondary school program, such as GCE ordinary-level and advanced-level examinations, school leaving certificates and matriculation exams.

    The international acceptable academic document reference sheet may assist in identifying required documents by country of origin.

  12. If your documents are issued in your country's official language, you must submit an English translation of your academic documents. The translations must be from either the academic institution or from a certified translation company.

  13. Pay the $50 non-refundable international credential fee (for applicants with transcripts or other international academic credentials from international institutions).

  14. If you have completed college or university work from an institution recognized by that country's Ministry of Education, the following must accompany the application:

    • Official, attested photocopies or certified copies of all previous university transcripts or semester mark sheets* showing subjects completed, grades earned and dates of courses taken. Consolidated mark sheets are not acceptable.
    • If you have achieved a GCE A Level examination certificate, please provide an official, attested copy.
    • Official, attested photocopies or certified copies of the degree certificate or diploma showing the type of degree and date earned
    • Copies of course syllabi or course descriptions
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