Transfer Students

Transfer Student Preview DaySarah Snyder, Director of Transfer Admission

ThreeWalkingBldg (3)You have worked hard in college, both in your current studies and in looking at your transfer options.  At Austin College, that hard work translates into life-changing learning experiences and opportunities. Whether you join our nationally recognized Model United Nations program, learn investment strategies as one of the student managers of our $1 million investment fund, travel abroad during our January Term, or pursue all of the above, you will be a partner in learning with our tremendous faculty.  I hope you are ready to be more than a number. I hope you are ready to be a name at Austin College.

texas-mapWhere is Austin College?

Austin College is located in Sherman, Texas, a community of approximately 38,000 residents that becomes home to our students. A quick trip south to Dallas offers additional entertainment and internship opportunities. 

Transfer Student Details

Transfer Credit Policy/Evaluation

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.

Articulation Agreements

Austin College has formed articulation agreements with Collin College, Grayson County College, and North Central Texas College. We are currently working on articulation agreements with several community college districts. Please visit Articulation Agreements for more information.

Residential Community

Austin College students are most successful when they immerse themselves in our vibrant community. Transfer students have many residential options at Austin College. For more details, visit Residence Life.

Academic Advising/Faculty Mentoring

At Austin College, academic advising takes on a whole new dimension. Our faculty serve as true mentors to our students. As a transfer student, you will have a faculty mentor to help maximize the many experiential learning opportunities available to you and to point you toward post graduate success.


A successful transition for transfer students starts with a strong orientation. Your orientation experience at AC includes meeting with current transfer student leaders, key support staff, as well as your faculty mentor. Our goal is to prompt you to start considering participating in our experiential programs right away. Once you are admitted, more information on orientation will be forthcoming.


Meet Our Students

Faith Sourber

What influenced you to consider AC? “I really appreciate the relationships the professors build with the students and their drive to shape students into the individuals they are and really strive to help them whether it be related to the class or their careers. This is truly a tight knit community and it is a… [Read More]

Kristyn Reeves

Did you find it easy to get involved? “I felt that there were many opportunities to find clubs or groups to get involved with. The thing that helped me the most my first semester here was making friends with the other kids in my transfer group.” – Kristyn Reeves, Major in English, Minor in Political… [Read More]

George Melchor Jr.

What influenced you to consider AC? “I knew that visiting the campuses would give me an amazing insight and at the end of the day, Austin College won me over (by a landslide). I got personalized tours by administration, faculty, and staff at Austin College. I felt wanted at Austin College.” – George Melchor Jr.… [Read More]

Taylor Van Kirk

What are your favorite parts about being a student at AC? “My favorite part about being a student at Austin College is the fact that I have a personal connection and friendship with my professors. They actually care about you and want to build that relationship with you, yet at the same time they are… [Read More]