Transfer Admission Requirements

Prospective Transfer Students

If you are a Texas community college student aspiring to transfer to UT Dallas, we encourage you to learn about the Comet Connection Program.

Applicants to The University of Texas at Dallas who have previously completed college level coursework at an accredited institution (excluding the summer following high school graduation) will be reviewed for admission as a transfer student. UT Dallas welcomes applications for the fall, spring, and summer from students who have begun their college work and are in good standing at other institutions of higher education.

Assured Admission Criteria

Applicants are eligible for assured transfer admission by meeting all of the following criteria:

  • 42 or more transferable credit hours.
  • A minimum cumulative transferable GPA of 2.7 or greater on a 4.0 scale.
  • Fewer than 90 cumulative attempted hours between all attended institutions of higher education.
  • Applicant must be in good standing with the last college or university attended.


  • A Comet Connection member with a completed AA/AS/AAT.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicant must be in good standing with the last college or university attended.


  • Qualify for admission under section 51.8035 of the Texas Education Code.
  • To take advantage of this option, the applicant must submit to UT Dallas information that “expressly and clearly” claims entitlement of admission under this section prior to the application deadline.

Reviewed Admission

All transfer applicants who do not meet the assured transfer admission criteria will enter the reviewed admission process. Applicants are required to submit all post-secondary academic course work and must be in good standing at the last college or university attended. Applicants may be required to submit the following additional documents:

  • Official high school transcript.
  • SAT/ACT scores.
  • Essay explaining educational history.

Additionally, transfer applicants falling under reviewed admission may submit up to three letters of recommendation.

You can submit supplementary documents by logging in to your Galaxy account and uploading them to the Admissions Form Folder under the Orion Self-Service section or by mail. The application cover letter must accompany all supplementary documents submitted by mail.  

International Transfer Applicants 

Additional Requirements for International Applicants+

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.

Minimum approved test scores and accepted testing agencies are listed below:

TOEFL iBT (Internet-based): 80

TOEFL (paper-based): 550

IELTS: 6.5

PTE: 67

English 112 (provided by the ELS Language Center): Pass

Please review the additional documentation requirements.

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