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Transfer Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

In order to be considered for admittance to The University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB) as a transfer student, the student must meet the following requirements:

Less than 24 Transferable Semester Credit Hours

  • Must meet the freshman admissions requirements, including SAT/ACT scores
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA at last institution attended; only courses with C or better are eligible for transfer
  • Be in good standing with the last college or university attended

24 or more Transferable Semester Credit Hours

  • Minimum 2.00 GPA at last institution attended; only courses with C or better are eligible for transfer
  • Be in good standing with the last college or university attended
  • Possible conditional admission based on holistic review

Submit proof of vaccination against bacterial meningitis (Entering students 22 years of age or older are exempt).

Submit proof of residency.

There is good news for Associate degress students!

Associate degree automatic admission to UTB

  • Community college students who complete an associate degree from an accredited institution and are in good standing are automatically admitted to The University of Texas at Brownsville.
  • Submit online application through and all required documentation to the Transfer Services Office.
  • Once you complete the admission process please visit with your academic advising specialist to disucuss your program of study.
  • Download the Transfer Student Admission Checklist (PDF) 
  • Download the Transfer Admissions Requirements (PDF)

Off-Campus undergraduate students:
are required to apply as transfer students and meet all transfer admission requirements and deadlines.

Please note that any prospective applicant who does not hold US citizenship or US permanent residency status will be required to apply for admissions as an international applicant.

Transfer Application Step by Step process:

  1. Complete your UTB transfer application for admissions online.
    • If you are not a US citizen or US Permanent Resident, you must apply as an international applicant.
  2. Submit your official transcripts electronically or mail  to:
  3. Office of Transfer Services

    Enrollment Center @ The Tower
    One West University Boulevard (Main 1.101)
    Brownsville, Texas 78520

    • unofficial transcripts will not be accepted. Example of unofficial transcripts: Opened, faxed, printed copies or pdf academic records brought in by a student.
    • The transcript evaluation is the final step in the admissions process.
    • Only official transcripts will be evaluated.
    • Once you are admitted to UTB and all documents have been submitted (Proof of Residency, Proof of Immunization, Official Transcript) then your transcript will be submitted for evaluation.
    • The evaluation time will take approximately 3-4 weeks upon admission to the university (times may vary during peak season).
    • Electronic transcripts are strongly encouraged in order to speed the process.
  4. Submit proof of vaccination against bacterial meningitis. *Entering Students 22 years of age or older are exempt. (Click here for: Proof of Immunization Compliance Form)
  5. Submit proof of residency requirements to the Office of Transfer Services. Residency status will affect your tuition rate. All residency documents must include your name and address and must be dated 12 months prior to the 1st class day.

       Examples of proof of residency include:

  • Valid permanent Texas driver’s license or ID card
  • Lease agreement
  • Texas voter registration card
  • Utility bill
  • Texas high school or college transcript
  • Property tax statement or receipt
  • Bank statement
  • Employer statement indicating dates of employment

NOTE: If you are a naturalized citizen or legal resident alien, please provide your naturalization certificate or resident alien card.

Upon receiving all of the above information, your admissions file will be reviewed for admission entrance.

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