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am i a transfer applicant?

External transfers are applicants who have graduated from high school or earned a GED, have enrolled at a college or university after high school graduation or earning a GED, and have never enrolled at The University of Texas at Austin.

Students who have taken college courses or acquired an undergraduate degree from another higher education institution and are looking to enroll in UT Austin courses must apply as a transfer applicant. 

What We Consider

Transfer admission to the College of Natural Sciences is limited and competitive. Academic performance in math and science coursework at previous institutions is strongly considered in determining an applicant’s ability to meet the rigor of coursework at UT Austin. 

Demonstrated interest in math and science is also considered. Applicants may utilize all aspects of the admissions application including essays, resume, and optional letters of recommendation to express their intended academic and career path in the sciences.


Please review our pdfHelpful Tips for external transfer students.


How to Apply


All UT Austin transfer applicants must have 24 transferable credit hours complete or "in progress" at the time of submitting the application. Students who apply to the College of Natural Sciences with 24 hours "in progress" will be considered on a space-available basis.

admission process

To apply to the College of Natural Sciences:

  1. Select a Natural Sciences major on your Apply Texas application.
  2. Submit all admissions materials to the university's Office of Admissions.
  3. Check your UT "My Status" page to ensure all application materials have been received.

All admissions materials and processes are managed by the university's Office of Admissions. More information about application requirements, process, deadlines, course transferability, honors, and scholarships is available on the Office of Admissions website.

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Updated: November 6, 2022