What is the maximum number of transfer credits that can be applied to my degree program? Open
There is not a maximum number of transferable credits; however, college courses with earned grades of C or higher (excluding developmental) can be transferred to the university. Your college/school academic advisory department will confirm what transfer courses/grades and how many will apply to your degree program.
Can I submit an unofficial transcript if I am unable to obtain a copy of my official transcript from my previous institution(s)? Open
All official transcripts must be submitted to the university after the application for admissions has been submitted. Please contact our office for specific assistance regarding the use of unofficial transcripts.
How can I schedule an appointment with a Transfer Advisor/Department Advisor? Open
You can call the Transfer Admissions Department at 713-313-1398 or contact a transfer admissions advisor or the manager to schedule an appointment
Why are there multiple schools on my admissions record that I did not list on my application? Open
We must document all previous schools enrolled on your admissions record for admissions and financial purposes. This includes schools enrolled with a withdrawn or non-attendance status. Official transcripts, withdrawal and/or non-attendance letters must be provided for each school listed/confirmed
How can I change my major (before and after registration)? Open
If you are admitted and have not registered, an admissions advisor can change your major/degree program upon your request. If you have registered for classes with an advisor and have a schedule, you must visit the Registrar office to change your major/degree program.
What are the transfer admissions requirements? Open
- Completed application
- $42.00 application fee payment or approved application fee waiver
- Official transcript from each previous institution enrolled
- Cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (with earned grades of a C or higher), and
- At least 15 semester hours of college-credits (excluding developmental courses).
What is the timeframe for my transcript evaluation to be completed? Open
Transcript evaluations are conducted once the final official transcript has been received (or the only official transcript has been received). Processing times may vary. Standard Timeframe: 3-5 business days from the date of the final transcript received. Disclaimer: During high-traffic times, processing times may vary up to 7-10 business days from the date of the final transcript received.
What is the process to request a transcript re-evaluation and/or course/grade change? Open
You may visit the Transfer Center and complete a Service Request form for all transfer re-evaluation requests. All grade change requests forms must be submitted with supporting documentation/approval by Assistant Dean/Dean of academic department at your college/school and submitted to the Manager of Transfer Admissions.
How can I apply/be considered for a Transfer Scholarship? Open
Requirements: 15+ semester hours and starting with a 2.5 grade point average = up to $4000 per year. You may visit the scholarships page to apply for the General/Transfer Scholarship.
Can I apply as a freshman (Academic Fresh Start) without submitting my official transcripts? Open
Eligibility: If you have credits for college courses taken ten or more years prior to the planned enrollment date, those credits (and grades) can be ignored for enrollment purposes under the "Academic Fresh Start" Law. The Director of Admissions is the final authority on applying or interpreting your right to an Academic Fresh Start.
If I have taken classes through dual credit, am I considered a freshman or transfer student? Open
If you have taken classes through dual credit, you are considered a freshman applicant/student. Please make sure to submit your official transcript from the institution where you have received dual credits.
Can I start over as a freshman applicant if I do not want to include any classes that I have previously taken at another institution? Open
You may not start over as a freshman applicant if you wish not to include any classes previously taken at another institution. We must document your course history at each institution attended with the transfer courses/grades eligible according to the transfer admissions requirements.
Can I schedule an appointment with a transfer advisor to discuss what credits apply to my degree program? Open
You can meet with a transfer advisor to discuss the credits that are eligible for transfer and/or have transferred to the university. You should schedule an appointment with a department advisor within your college and/or school to discuss what credits may apply to your degree program.
If I take a lower (100-200) level course at my community college, will it apply to my degree program as an upper (300-400) level course? Open
We will transfer the eligible courses as lower (100-200) level courses. Once you are admitted and meet with your academic advisor, your advisor will confirm what courses will apply as upper and/or lower level courses within your degree program.
If I took a course during a previous semester and/or at a one institution, and then repeated the course at a different institution during another semester, which course/grade will transfer? Open
The last course taken/grade received will be updated in the system and recorded by a transfer evaluator. However; your academic advisor can confirm which grade will apply to your degree program by contacting the transfer admissions department and submitting the required documentation and approval.
Can I make the selection on what courses I would like to transfer to Texas Southern University? Open
Students do not have the option to select specific courses to transfer to Texas Southern University. All courses eligible for transfer at the time of transcript evaluation will be documented on the student’s record. However; all courses transferred may not apply to your degree program. Your academic advisor will confirm what courses will apply to your degree program at the time of registration.
Who is my academic advisor? Open
Your academic advisor is assigned and available by college/school. Your major will determine your college/school and academic advisor assignment. You may view the following links to determine and contact your academic advisor:
Will Texas Southern University accept my credits? Open
Texas Southern University will accept credits from the following regionally accrediting bodies:
- Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
- New England Association of Schools and Colleges
- Higher Learning Commission, formerly part of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
- Northwest Accreditation Commission and Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
- Western Association of Schools and Colleges
How do I verify Regional Accreditation of a College or University? Open
You may search the accreditation status of an institution by accessing the following link from the U.S. Department of Education: https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx.
How can I obtain access to my transcript from a closed institution? Open
If you are trying to locate your academic records from a closed school, you should contact the state licensing agency. The contact information for each state can be accessed through the following link: http://www.nasasps.org/listing-of-regular-members.