The Texas Admissions office manages all applications for transfer students applying to The University of Texas at Austin from outside of UT. External transfers are applicants who have finished high school and enrolled at a college or university other than The University of Texas at Austin.
To be eligible for transfer, applicants must have at least 24 transferable credit hours complete or “in progress” at the time of submitting the application.
Students who have taken college courses towards or acquired an undergraduate degree from another higher education institution and are looking to enroll at UT Austin must apply as a transfer applicant. Applicants to the College of Natural Sciences must have a demonstrated interest in math and science and strong academic performance in these course areas at their previous institution.
Application Process and Eligibility
To apply to transfer into the College of Natural Sciences, you must have at least 24 hours of transferable credit and:
- Select a Natural Sciences major on your Apply Texas application or Common App.
- Submit all admissions materials to the University’s Office of Admissions.
- Check your UT “MyStatus” page to ensure all application materials have been received.
To be most competitive, students applying to Natural Sciences also should have:
- demonstrated interest and ability in their desired field
- strong overall grade-point average (GPA)
- credit for Calculus
- a minimum of six additional credit hours in first year science courses for science majors
- a minimum grade of B- in all math and science courses
Applicants attending a Texas college or university can verify whether coursework is equivalent to UT Austin courses using one of the Office of Admissions’ transfer resources. Coursework from out-of-state institutions is evaluated for equivalency during the admission review process. Prospective students are encouraged also to utilize College of Natural Sciences Degree Checklists for coursework evaluation and planning.