Transfer Students

Transfer students having fewer than 30 semester credit hours must meet the freshmen admission requirements as specified above.

Transfer students having successfully completed 30 semester hours or more at a regionally accredited institution must have earned a minimum grade point average of 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale) on all college/university coursework attempted.

Students seeking special certification courses may be admitted to complete the required certification courses based on the program requirements.

UT Tyler strives to provide guidance for prospective transfer students by outreach through community college visits, individual counseling, transfer credit evaluations, on-campus recruitment events, and orientation. UT Tyler offers transfer students incentives such as scholarship opportunities to those who qualify. Transfer scholarship awards are renewable for two years and have the effect of waiving out-of-state tuition. Additional information regarding admission requirements, scholarship information, recommended degree plans, housing, student life, and athletics are all included on the UT Tyler web site:

Transfer Orientation
Transfer students who are transferring more than 30 semester credit hours may sign up for Transfer Orientation.  Transfer Orientation is an optional on-campus program that gives students the opportunity to become more familiar with the university.  Similar to the freshman program, students will learn about campus services, resources, and student activities.  Although this program is not mandatory it is highly recommended.

For more information regarding Transfer Orientation or to register for Orientation, contact the Office of New Student & Family Programs, visit, or call 903.565.5645.