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Transfer Student Admissions

UTD welcomes applications from prospective students who have begun their college work at other institutions of higher education. To be admitted, the applicant must be in good standing at the institution(s) previously attended.

The university accepts for transfer credit only academic post secondary course work completed with a grade of C (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher from accredited institutions of higher education. The University of Texas at Dallas does not offer credit for nonacademic course work such as vocational, developmental or remedial studies, nor does it grant credit for prior experiential learning. Course work that is accepted for transfer credit is applicable toward satisfying requirements for a specific U.T. Dallas major according to the same criteria as those used for equivalent U.T. Dallas courses (see Appendix II for further information on the transfer of lower-division course credit). Prospective transfer students from Dallas area community colleges should refer to the U.T. Dallas 2+2 Transfer Guide, available at the U.T. Dallas Office of Admissions, online at http://www.utdallas.edu/student/enrollment/2plus2/, and at the community college academic advising offices to learn more about curricula appropriate to the various U.T. Dallas majors.

As soon as an application for admission, transcripts and any required test scores have been received, the Office of Admissions will evaluate the student’s record to determine which credits earned at another college or university will transfer to UTD. Each student who is admitted to UTD will receive a copy of this evaluation and an outline of the degree plan for the program to which the student is admitted

The application of transfer credit to degree plans must be completed within the first semester of enrollment. An undergraduate advisor in the student's major, in consultation with the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, will determine how the transfer credits apply to UTD degree requirements. The faculty, acting through the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education, has the ultimate responsibility for applying transfer credit to their specific major requirements. Students are urged to contact their advising office upon receipt of the letter informing them of their admission to UTD. See, also, the section on the Texas Success Initiative and THEA Placement Testing.

Applicants seeking admission to UTD should be aware that they will need at least 51 upper division hours to graduate (see “Graduation Requirements”).

Freshmen and Sophomore Transfer Students

Applicants to The University of Texas at Dallas who have previously taken courses at one or more other accredited institutions of higher education and who are classified as freshmen or sophomores (see "Classification of Students") will be reviewed for admission using the same criteria described above for first time freshmen. In addition, freshman applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00, on a 4.00 scale, and sophomore applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50, on a 4.00 scale, for all post-secondary academic course work.

Junior and Senior Transfer Students

Applicants to The University of Texas at Dallas who have previously taken courses at one or more other accredited institutions of higher education and who are classified as juniors or seniors (see "Classification of Students") are admitted automatically if their cumulative GPA for post secondary academic course work is 2.50 or better, on a scale of 4.00 and they are judged to be making satisfactory academic progress.

Applications that do not qualify for automatic admission will be reviewed at the discretion of the college offering the applicant’s major. Associate Deans will pay particular attention to the academic content and grades of the applicant’s college level work.

Transfer Students Admitted on Probation

Students admitted on probation must earn a GPA of at least 2.20 for the first semester of enrollment. If admitted on probation students must:

  1. see an academic advisor before registering,
  2. may not register for more than twelve hours,
  3. may not drop or withdraw from any classes, and
  4. must earn a grade of C or better in classes.

Failure to meet these conditions will result in suspension. Students admitted on probation by the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education and who are subsequently suspended from the university may be readmitted only by the Associate Dean (see “Scholastic Suspension”).


This catalog is a general information publication only. It is not intended to nor does it contain all regulations that relate to students. The provisions of this catalog do not constitute a contract, express or implied, between any applicant, student or faculty member and The University of Texas at Dallas or The University of Texas System. The University of Texas at Dallas reserves the right to withdraw courses at any time, to change fees or tuition, calendar, curriculum, degree requirements, graduation procedures, and any other requirements affecting students. Changes will become effective whenever the proper authorities so determine and will apply to both prospective students and those already enrolled.

Statement on Equal Educational Opportunity
The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, and veteran status. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is also prohibited pursuant to University policy.