Transfer Admission 

A transfer student is defined as any student who has previously attended a regionally accredited community college, junior college, or university and received some type of college credit.  UNT Dallas only evaluates credit from regionally accredited academic institutions.  Applicants must submit official records of all accredited institutions attended, even if they do not wish to transfer the credit to UNT Dallas.  Credit from non-accredited institutions will not be evaluated as part of the admissions process.  Admitted students who wish to have non-accredited credit evaluated can submit an official record to their specific academic advisor and division dean for approval.

  • Complete and submit a transfer application for admission via

  • Submit non-refundable application fee or fee waiver. The fee may be paid by check, money order, or by credit card online prior to submitting the ApplyTexas application. Applications will be considered incomplete and no admission decision will be rendered if application fee or fee waiver documentation is not received.

  • Submit official transcript from all previously attended institutions.

  • Submit an essay.

Note:  Additional requirements for students with 29 or fewer transferable semester hours of college work. 

Assured Transfer Admission Requirements


Transferable Credit

Requirements (4.0 scale)


  • Minimum 2.5 GPA

  • Eligible to return to previous institution

  • Meet First Time in College requirements for admissions


  • Minimum 2.25 GPA

  • Eligible to return to previous institution

45 or more

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA

  • Eligible to return to previous institution

UNT Dallas Admission Transfer Committee Review 

Applicants who do not meet assured admission requirements are evaluated holistically by UNT Dallas Admission Committee to determine academic preparedness to succeed.  Holistic review includes, but not limited to, the review of extracurricular activities, leadership experiences, community service, special talents and awards, employment history, essay/personal statement, and letters of recommendation.

Transfer Credit 

The admissions office determines acceptable transfer credit from other institutions.  The student’s division dean determines applicability of the credit to a degree program.   Student will receive an acceptance package that will include a Transfer Credit Summary.  This evaluation of course credit reflects accepted transfer credit as well as credit that has not been accepted in transfer.  A lower-level course that is determined to be equivalent to a UNT Dallas upper-level course does not satisfy the requirement of advanced.

If UNT Dallas does not accept lower-division course credit earned by a student at another Texas public institution of higher education, UNT Dallas shall give written notice to the student that the transfer of the course credit is denied. Upon request, UNT Dallas may also provide written notice of the reasons for denying credit for a particular course or set of courses of the other institution.

A student may dispute the denial of credit by contacting a designated official at either UNT Dallas or the other institution.  The two institutions and the student shall attempt to resolve the transfer of the course credit in accordance with Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board rules and/or guidelines. If the transfer dispute is not resolved to the satisfaction of the student or the institution at which the credit was earned within 45 days after the date the student receives written notice of the denial, UNT Dallas shall notify the commissioner of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board of its denial and the reason for the denial.

The commissioner of higher education or the commissioner’s designee shall make the final determination about a dispute concerning the transfer of course credit and give written notice of the determination to the involved student and institutions.  The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board shall collect data on the types of transfer disputes that are reported and the disposition of each case that is considered by the commissioner or the commissioner’s designee.

College-level courses completed with a grade of D or above at another accredited institution will normally be accepted for transfer.  Specific transfer grade guidelines for some academic programs may exist.  Courses completed with codes indicating no grade or credit will not be transferred.  Transferability of courses will not be affected by a student’s academic standing (i.e. probation, suspension).  Developmental or remedial courses will not be accepted for transfer and the credit hours will not be reflected on the student’s record.  Only the most recent repeated course and grade will be transferred and posted to the student’s academic record.  Division Deans reserve the right to determine applicability of credit towards degrees including credit earned from a non-accredited institution.

Transfer credit is subject to audit during a student’s academic career at UNT Dallas.  Total hours accepted may be increased or decreased to reflect correction of prior evaluation or consideration of additional transfer work to ensure compliance with UNT Dallas academic policies.

In accordance with the rules mandated by the Texas Legislature, a student who successfully completes a 42- to 48-semester-credit-hour common core curriculum at a state-assisted institution of higher education in Texas may transfer as “core complete” to UNT Dallas. The student will receive academic credit for each of the courses transferred. The student will need to work with an academic advisor to determine if additional requirements will be necessary to satisfy the 42-hour UNT Dallas core.

The Academic Advising Office determines acceptable transfer credit from other institutions based on evaluation of course content as described in the catalogs of those institutions and in consultation with appropriate academic units at UNT Dallas as necessary for clarification.

Transfer credit may only be received for course work completed at an accredited institution of higher education. Transfer credit from any accredited institutions will be converted to semester hours and a 4.0 grading system for evaluation purposes as appropriate. The student’s academic dean determines applicability of the credit to a degree program. Students seeking the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) should refer to the special provisions of the respective BAAS degree programs.

Students who have begun residence work at UNT Dallas and who have attained junior standing may, only with the prior written approval of their academic dean, enroll in and transfer hours from approved two-year colleges.