Transfer Student Admission

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Students who have attempted 12 or more transferable semester credit hours of college-level credit at another college or university but who have not received a bachelor’s degree are considered transfer students. This 12 hours of transferable semester credit will not include developmental, vocational or technical coursework. Students who have attempted more than 12 transferable semester credit hours while in high school will be considered freshman based on high school graduation date. Transient students are those who take courses at TWU for transfer to another institution and are therefore non-degree applicants. Transfer students may be admitted under one of the two following categories: Assured Admission or Regular Admission.

Students applying to TWU are expected to disclose academic information fully and honestly as stipulated on the ApplyTexas application for admission. Failure to disclose all colleges and/or universities attended will subject the student to disciplinary action and possible dismissal. Students on academic suspension will not be admitted to Texas Woman’s University until the suspension period has elapsed.

Students who are not eligible to return to their previous institution(s) are not admissible to TWU.

Assured Transfer Admission

Transfer applicants who meet the criteria below will be automatically admitted to TWU. Transfer students will be granted assured admission if they:

  1. Have earned an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree from a regionally-accredited college in the State of Texas; and
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale on all transferable college level coursework attempted,* (All grades, including Fs, will be considered for calculation of GPA to determine admission to TWU); and
  3. Are in good standing at the previous institution(s).

NOTE: Students who have earned an Associate of Applied Science degree or the equivalent are not automatically admissible, but may be admitted according to regular transfer admission criteria.

Regular Transfer Admission

Transfer students will be granted regular admission if they meet all the following requirements:

  1. Have attended a recognized-accredited academic institution,
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale on all transferable college-level coursework attempted, (All grades, including Fs, will be considered for calculation of GPA to determine admission to TWU.), and
  3. Are in good standing at their previous institution.

Students may transfer up to 90 transferable credit hours from junior or community colleges. All such credit is usually accepted as lower-level semester credit hours unless otherwise indicated in TWU Course Equivalencies. There is no maximum number of semester credit hours transferred from four-year institutions, and these semester credit hours will be accepted at the level taken. Please see the Academic Information, Transfer of Semester Credit Hours for more information about transferring courses to TWU.


1. Several departments have higher grade point requirements which students must satisfy before they are permitted to advance to upper-level course work. Students should check admission requirements of individual programs.

2. Regional accreditation standards (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges – SACSCOC), require a minimum of 25% of academic credit applicable to degree must be completed at TWU.