Transfer Students

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Almost half of our students transferred to TWU from another college or university.

About the Application Process

  • TWU has rolling admissions with no application deadline. However, applying to specific programs have varying deadlines. Check the undergraduate catalog for information on your program.
  • Priority deadlines to apply for financial aid: Jan. 15 for fall and summer; Sept. 1 for spring
  • Deadlines to apply for scholarships: March 15 for fall; Dec. 14 for spring
  • Create a Pioneer Portal account after applying to TWU to apply for scholarships before acceptance
  • Average application processing time is 2 weeks - once all documents are received
  • Apply early for benefits including:

Admissions Requirements

As a transfer student, you may be admitted under one of the two following categories: Regular Admission or Assured Admission.

Regular Admission
  • 12+ credit hours at a regionally accredited college or university
  • A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale on all transferable college work and be in good standing with previous institution*

*All grades, including F's, will be considered for calculation of GPA to determine admission. Several departments have higher grade point average requirements for enrollment in advanced or upper-division coursework. Developmental coursework is not transferable.

Assured Admission
  • Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the State of Texas, and
  • A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale on all transferable college work and be in good standing with previous institution*

Associate of Applied Science or equivalent degrees are not automatically admissible but may be admitted according to regular transfer admission criteria.

*All grades, including F's, will be considered for calculation of GPA to determine admission. Several departments have higher grade point average requirements for enrollment in advanced or upper-division coursework. Developmental coursework is not transferable.

Transient, Non-Degree Seeking or Visiting Students

If you are not completing your degree with TWU, but transferring to another university, you may be admitted as a transient or non-degree seeking student if you:

  • Are in good standing with last institution attended
  • Meet the required 2.0 GPA for transfer admission

A completed transfer application, application fee and official transcript from your most recent institution attended (must show last 12 hours completed) will be required for admission.

Readmission

If you’ve attended TWU in the past, you may be eligible for readmission under regular criteria for transfer admission.

Submit your completed application for readmission through ApplyTexas.org prior to registration. Individual TWU departments may have additional readmission requirements. Check with your respective program prior to applying for readmission.

Readmission is not required if:

  • It has been less than one year since your acceptance and enrollment at TWU, and you have not attended another university/college in that time period
  • You have taken courses at another university/college while concurrently enrolled in courses at TWU
  • You have taken courses at another university/college during a short-term (Maymester/Summer/Wintermester) while being enrolled at TWU during both spring and fall terms
Students Using Veteran Benefits

Texas Woman’s is proud to serve those who have served. TWU has ranked:

TWU also provides several special services for veterans, including: 

Learn more about applying to TWU with veteran benefits and available resources.

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My experience at TWU coming in as a transfer student was smooth with no issues transferring my credits. The thing I love most about TWU is the size of the campus and classrooms. I also enjoy how easy it is to get involved and find new opportunities on campus and around Denton.

Joshua Cortinas; Oral Roberts University transfer; B.S. in Biology, Class of '19

How to Apply

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Step 1: Check out our transfer equivalency guides

Step 2: Apply online at ApplyTexas.org

Step 3: Pay the nonrefundable application fee:

The $50 fee ($75 for international students), which applies to all applicants (new and returning) can be paid by:

Application fee waivers are granted only when you submit an official SAT/ACT fee waiver form.

Step 4: Submit the following documents to TWU:

  • Official transcripts from each college or university you have attended
    • Electronic transcripts must be sent through a secured system directly from the school to TWU
    • Printed transcripts must be sent to TWU directly from the school or delivered personally in a sealed envelope from the institution
    • Any sign of tampering will render the transcript unofficial and invalid
    • For more information regarding transcripts, please visit Admissions Processing
  • TOEFL or TOEFL exemption form (permanent residents and international applicants)
  • Copy of your permanent resident card, if applicable - If you have applied for permanent residency but have not yet received the INS form Notice of Action i-797 verifying approval, you will be processed as an international student.

Send certified checks, money orders, fee waivers and application materials to:
TWU Admissions Processing
P.O. Box 425649
Denton, Texas 76204-5649

or via expedited mail to:
304 Administration Dr.
Denton, TX 76204 (no Saturday delivery)

Contact an Admissions Counselor
View our Transfer Student Viewbook

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Frequently Asked Questions

Page last updated 11:56 AM, November 26, 2018