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Veteran Admissions

When applying for admission to the University, the two options available to most incoming student veterans are traditional freshman admissions or transfer admissions. The majority of our student veterans are admitted as transfer students.

Please note, students using federal educational benefits are eligible for in-state tuition rates.

Transfer

To qualify as a transfer student, you must have taken courses or a single course at a college, university, online institution or at the Defense Language Institute. The minimum requirement to apply as a transfer student is 30 transferable credit hours, and a 3.0 GPA. Visit Transfer Admissions for requirements and deadlines.

We recommend you include your military transcripts when applying for admission, though some credits may not apply. If you are also applying from another college or university in Texas, please use the Automated Transfer Equivalency System to check if your credits will transfer.

Prerequisites for Undergraduate Transfer Admissions

The following programs have additional prerequisites:

School of Architecture

Transfer applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.25 on transferable coursework and must submit transfer credit from an architecture or interior design program.

Business

Transfer applicants must submit proof of credit or in-progress work for the following business indicator courses:

  • Calculus I: MATH 408K/308K, 408C or 403K/303K
  • Calculus II: ¬†MATH 408L/308L, 408D or 303L
  • Microeconomics: ECON 304K
  • Macroeconomics: ECON 304L

MATH 408/308M is not a required course, but is recommended for Science and Technology Management.

Computer Science

In order to apply for the Computer Science program please ensure that you have:

  • Demonstrated interest and ability in that field
  • Strong overall grade-point average.
  • A minimum of nine credit hours in first year math (calculus and/or above) and science courses for science majors
  • A grade of A or B in all math and science courses

Engineering

Transfer applicants must submit proof of credit or in-progress work for a minimum of four technical courses- Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Computer Science, or Engineering- including:

  • MATH 408D, 408L, 408M
  • PHYS 303K and 103M

To be most competitive, applications should undertake additional technical coursework.

Fine Arts

All applicants considering a major in the College of Fine Arts should begin cultivating samples of their artistic work in preparation for a required audition or submission of a portfolio. These requirements can take many months to prepare; applicants are encouraged to begin early.

To be considered for admission, applicants must fulfill their major's portfolio, audition and/or application requirements by the general admissions application deadline.

Geosciences

Transfer applicants should have the following credit:

  • CHEM 301
  • GEO 401
  • MATH 408C, 408K, or 408N

Environmental Sciences

Environmental Science (Geological Sciences) majors should have credit for:

  • BIO 311C
  • CHEM 301
  • MATH 408C, 408K, or 408N
  • with grades of at least a C- minus in all of the above classes.
  • GEO 401 or 303 with a grade of at least a B- minus.

Economics

Transfer applicants to Economics are required to have the following transfer credit, with grades of at least C- minus:

  • ECO 304K (Intro to Microeconomics)
  • ECO 304L (Intro to Macroeconomics)
  • Calculus I: MATH 408K/308K, 408C or 403K/303K
  • Calculus II:¬† MATH 408L/308L, 408D or 303L

Natural Sciences

Transfer applicants should exhibit strong past performance in math and science courses. A college transcript that indicates a competitive grade in calculus and a solid foundation of first-year coursework in science is highly valued.

To be most competitive, students should have earned credit for calculus and should have complete or in progress a minimum of nine credit hours in first year math and science courses for science majors. A grade of A or B in all math and science courses is also desirable.

Nursing

Transfer applicants must submit official transcripts showing completion of the following courses:

  • CHEM 301
  • SDS 302 or M 316
  • BIO 311C

Pharmacy

If you are completing the pre-pharmacy prerequisites at a Texas institution (not UT Austin), this site will provide the course numbers at the other institution that will transfer to UT Austin and have been approved by UT Austin College of Pharmacy to fulfill our pre-pharmacy prerequisite requirements.

Social Work

All applicants to the Bachelor of Social Work program must meet certain grade-point requirements, have volunteer experience, demonstrate a strong commitment to the profession and be emotionally and professionally prepared to deal with clients.

Freshman

If you are a veteran who has graduated high school and not previously enrolled in a college, university, online institution or at the Defense Language Institute to complete courses, you are considered a freshman. Visit Freshman Admissions for requirements and deadlines.

Post Graduate

Visit the appropriate school below for admissions requirements and deadlines for the graduate, law, and medical school at the University.

Graduate School
School of Law
McCombs School of Business
Dell Medical School