Transfer Students

As a transfer student at Southwestern, you’ll have the unique opportunity to join our ranks and further your education in an environment that places a high value on exploration, innovation, and experiences. Your unique perspective and ideas will be valued during class discussions, collaborative research, or other projects.


Scott Sandoval

Director of Transfer Recruitment

Scott Sandoval

Director of Transfer Recruitment

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 Please note: Applications for the fall 2019 semester are no longer being accepted. All interested students are asked to consider spring 2020 entry.

Getting Started

You may not have started at Southwestern, but you’re working hard to get here! It’s just as important—if not more—to find the right college for your next educational step. Within these transfer pages you’ll find a wealth of great information, so let’s start with the basics…


 General Information

Students submitting a transfer application must complete a minimum of 12 credits prior to semester of entry (this excludes dual credit, concurrent enrollment, AP, IB, early college, and courses taken the summer immediately after high school graduation). Southwestern evaluates all candidates using multiple factors to help reach admission decisions. Beyond the admission application, Southwestern requires a written essay, official high school and college transcripts, SAT or ACT score results and a College Conduct Report. Instructor evaluations and a personal interview are optional. Please note, Southwestern requires full-time enrollment and offers a traditional learning environment; evening, weekend, or online courses are not offered.

Recommended GPA 
While we have no GPA minimums, successful candidates generally earn a 3.0 GPA or better in full-time, college-level work. Developmental courses will not be considered when calculating a GPA.

Housing Policy

Please note, we have reached our housing capacity for the fall 2019 semester. Students are exempt from the housing policy and will need to find off-campus housing.

Credit Evaluation 
Once admitted, the Office of the Registrar will officially complete an external transfer credit evaluation. Students will receive this information before they are required to submit an enrollment deposit. A minimum of 64 total credits (two years) and 60% of your major must be completed at Southwestern in order to earn a degree. Southwestern accepts a grade of C- or better on all transferable, non-developmental coursework. Online coursework is generally reviewed on a course-by-course basis for transferability. Students needing assistance with coursework selection prior to transferring should contact the Admission Office for guidance.

Partner Institutions 
Southwestern has developed specific academic and scholarship associations with community colleges that regularly enroll transfer students at our institution. These partnerships include: Austin Community College, Central Texas College, Collin College, North Central Texas College, Tarrant County College, and Temple College.

Articulation Agreements
Southwestern has articulation agreements with the following community colleges: Austin Community College District, Collin County Community College District, Tarrant County College, and Temple College.


Next Steps After Offer of Admission

You’re In! And now that you’ve been admitted, there are a few things you should consider prior to enrolling. If you need help navigating this next step, we encourage you to reach out to your admission counselor.

Helpful Links for Transfer Students