Transfer Students

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If you are currently (or have been) a student in good academic standing at an accredited college or university, we invite you to apply for transfer admission to Austin College. Transfer applications are considered according to the same rigorous standards as freshman applications. Transfer applicants who have earned a 3.00 or better grade point average in college coursework have a particularly good chance of admission.

Course Credit / Transfer Credit Information

A maximum of 68 credit hours may be transferred from accredited two-year or four-year institutions consistent with the academic objectives of Austin College. Credits presented from other institutions in which the student earns a grade of C or higher will be converted to course credit units at the rate of four semester hours equal to one Austin College credit. No official credit evaluation can be offered until official transcripts from all colleges attended have been submitted to the Office of Admission. An evaluation of transferable credits and determination of subsequent requirements for graduation from Austin College can be made prior to matriculation through the Office of the Registrar.

Transfer students are encouraged to meet with faculty in the area of their major prior to matriculation to discuss their placement in the program.

How to Apply

To apply for transfer student admission to Austin College, submit all of the following materials by the appropriate deadline:

  1. Common Application for Admission or ApplyTexas
  2. One Admission Essay (250-500 words; topic of your choice)
  3. Registrar’s Report or Advisor/Counselor Recommendation Letter
  4. Academic Report or Professor Recommendation Letter
  5. Official College Transcript(s), sent directly from each institution you attended
  6. Applicants with less than 30 hours of transferable academic credit are required to submit their final High School Transcript or GED and Official Standardized Test Scores: SAT (code #6016) or ACT (code #4058). [SAT and ACT scores are considered official if recorded on an official school transcript or sent directly to Austin College from a testing agency.]
  7. Admission Interview with a member of the admission staff is recommended for applicants, though is optional. Call 1.800.KANGAROO (526.4276) or contact your specific admission representative to schedule an interview.

Although most materials for the application for admission may be submitted online, you might need to mail necessary documents, too.

Austin College Office of Admission
900 North Grand Avenue, Suite 6N
Sherman, Texas 75090-4400

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Transfer Scholarships

General Academic Scholarships

Transfer students admitted to Austin College can qualify for general academic scholarships that range from $10,000 to $21,000 per academic year. The chart below is intended to provide students with the typical general academic scholarship levels associated with specific GPA ranges. No additional scholarship application is required for consideration for a general academic scholarship.

GPA Scholarship Award
3.66 and up up to $21,000


up to $20,000
3.0 – 3.32 up to $17,000
  • These scholarship amounts are based on a cumulative GPA for a minimum of 24 credit hours. If a transfer applicant has less than 24 credit hours, the scholarship will be determined using a combination of high school GPA and college GPA.

Austin College Transfer Honors Scholarship for Two-year College Applicants

Austin College is pleased to announce a Transfer Honors Scholarship program for qualified students from two-year colleges. The Transfer Honors Scholarship is valued at $5,000 per year ($2,500 per fall and spring term for the number of terms needed to complete a bachelor’s degree). Qualified students include active members of any of the 1,275 chapters of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and participants in the honors programs at Grayson County College, Collin College, and North Central Texas College. Austin College considers only traditional transfer applicants for these awards. Students who apply as first-time freshmen students are considered under freshmen merit-based scholarship policies. Distinctions and honors earned through dual credit or dual enrollment programs cannot be considered under the transfer merit scholarship policies.

A Phi Theta Kappa member applying for the Transfer Honors Scholarship must submit to the Admission Office a letter from the chapter sponsor verifying the applicant’s current active membership in the local Phi Theta Kappa chapter. A participant in the Grayson County College, Collin College, and North Central Texas College honors programs must submit a Statement of Good Standing form that is completed and signed by the Coordinator of the applicant’s honors program. No additional scholarship application is required.

The $5,000 Transfer Honors Scholarship can be awarded in addition to a general academic scholarship for which the student may have qualified. New students can receive no more than two scholarships awarded by Austin College. Recipients of both the Transfer Honors Scholarship and a general academic scholarship are notified at the same time that they are notified of their admission to Austin College.

Admission Contact

If you have further questions about admission, scholarships, or financial assistance, please contact Sarah Snyder, in the Office of Admission at 903.813.2060.