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Transfer Scholarships

Scholarships are subject to fund availability.

The Comet Transfer Scholarship is available to qualified first-time undergraduate transfer students who are Texas residents at the time of admission and have earned 30-90 transferable semester credit hours, of which a minimum of six credit hours must have been completed after high school graduation (excluding the summer immediately after high school graduation).

This scholarship ranges from $250 to $1,500 per semester based on part-time or full-time enrollment as shown below. Transfer students are automatically reviewed for this scholarship after they have been admitted.

Comet Transfer Scholarship Criteria

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Student must be admitted as a transfer and be a Texas resident at the time of admission
  • Student must have earned at least 30, but no more than 90, transferable semester credit hours. A minimum of six of those hours must have been completed after high school graduation, excluding the summer immediately following high school graduation.
  • This scholarship is subject to the availability of funds.
  • This scholarship is only awarded to students who, at the time of admission, have a cumulative transferable GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • This scholarship is only awarded for fall or spring semesters to new students and is not deferrable.
  • This scholarship may be used in addition to other grants, scholarships or loans.
  • Scholarship funds may be applied toward tuition and fees only.

Award Amounts and Requirements
Effective for students admitted fall 2011 or later

Transferable GPA

Full Time Award (Per Semester)

Part Time Award (Per Semester)

Renewable?

3.90 - 4.00

$1,500

$750

Yes *

3.75 - 3.89

$1,250

$625

Yes *

3.50 - 3.74

$1,000

$500

Yes *

3.00 - 3.49

$500

$250

No

* Renewable awards are for a maximum of six consecutive semesters. Students receiving this award must register and complete the minimum number of credits required each semester associated with full-time or part-time credits to remain scholarship eligible.

Students majoring in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, software engineering or telecommunications engineering may also receive an additional scholarship award for two semesters (fall/spring or spring/fall). Transfer students with a 3.0 to 3.49 transferable GPA who receive the Comet Transfer Scholarship for one semester will receive a one-time award. Award amounts are $500 for full-time enrollment and $250 for part-time enrollment.

Scholarships are subject to fund availability.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

The Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship (PTK) is available to qualified first-time undergraduate transfer students who are current members of PTK and who are Texas residents at the time of admission and have earned 30-90 transferable semester credit hours, of which a minimum of six credit hours must have been completed after high school graduation (excluding the summer immediately after high school graduation.)

Students who have previously earned a four-year, U.S. bachelor's degree or its equivalent are not eligible to receive this award.

Membership must be verified by official documentation.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Student must be admitted as a transfer and be a Texas resident at the time of admission.
  • Student must have earned at least 30, but no more than 90, transferable semester credit hours. A minimum of six of those hours must have been completed after high school graduation, excluding the summer immediately following high school graduation.
  • This scholarship is subject to the availability of funds.
  • This scholarship is only awarded to students who, at the time of admission, have a cumulative transferable GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • This scholarship is only awarded for fall or spring semesters to new students, and it is not deferrable.
  • This scholarship may be used in addition to other grants, scholarships or loans.
  • Scholarship funds may be applied toward tuition and fees only.

Phi Theta Kappa Award Amounts and Requirements
Effective for students admitted fall 2011 or later

Student Status

Required Transferable GPA

Award (Per Semester)

Renewable?

Full Time (12+ hours)

3.00

$1,000

Yes

Part Time (6-11 hours)

3.00

$250

Yes

Proof of Membership Requirements

Proof of PTK membership may include any of the following:

  • A copy of an active PTK membership card.
  • A current PTK certificate.
  • An official letter from a PTK advisor verifying membership.

For questions regarding transfer scholarships, please contact Financial Aid at 972-883-2941, or by e-mail at financial-aid@utdallas.edu.

Additional scholarships for transfer students are available, including the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship.

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