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.

Reviewed Admission Criteria

All transfer applicants are reviewed individually and holistically. Consideration is given to factors such as:

  • Cumulative GPA and overall academic coursework and performance.
  • Preparation for and ability to be successful in intended major.
  • Information provided in optional supplemental materials including a resume, essay, and/or letter(s) of recommendation.
    • While not required, we encourage all applicants to submit supplemental materials.
    • Letters of recommendation are limited to a maximum of three.
    • Applicants should respond to the Apply Texas application essay prompt.

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 3.0 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.

Or

  • A Comet Connection member with a completed AA/AS/AAT.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicant must be in good standing with the last college or university attended.

Or

  • 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.

International Transfer Applicants 

Additional Requirements for International Applicants+

English proficiency is required for all international student applicants from non-native English-speaking countries. This requirement can be waived if an applicant:

Or

  • Completes an academic associates degree (AA, AS, or an AGS) from a Texas college,
    and
  • Completes the equivalent of ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302, obtaining a B or better in both classes,
    and
  • Is core complete.

Or

  • Completes 42 or more transferable credit hours from a U.S. institution,
    and
  • Completes the equivalent of ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302, obtaining a B or better in both classes,
    and
  • Achieves a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.

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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