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- Transfer Students
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TLU follows a rolling admission policy, which means that an admissions decision is made after the application file is completed by the applicant. A student application is considered complete only after all required documents have been received.
Application Deadlines- Fall 2017
- Priority Deadline: June 15, 2017
- Late Deadline: August 1, 2017
NOTE: The University will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday November 23-27 and for the Christmas/New Year holiday December 24-January 1.
- Application for admission: Common Application(Fall applicants only) or Apply Texas Application
- Essay/Writing Sample
- Official transcript(s) from every institution attended (including dual credit)—even if no credit was earned, a transcript is required
- Official high school transcript is required if you have less than 24 transferable hours*, or if you graduated from high school within the past five years (This is a federal requirement.)
- Recommendation letter from someone familiar with your academic background
- Transfer Addendum
*If a transfer applicant has fewer than 15 transferable hours, in addition to the high school transcript, the applicant must submit official SAT or ACT test scores.
- A maximum of 68 hours may be transferred from community colleges to Texas Lutheran University. For students with more than 68 hours, the 68 hours that best complete the degree plan as of the first semester the student attends TLU will be transferred. No changes may be made to the choice of transferred hours after the student starts classes at TLU.
- Only grades of "C-" or better will transfer. Grades of "D" do not transfer.
- Community college courses may not transfer into TLU as upper-division courses (300-400 level), even though TLU may have an upper-division course with exactly the same name and description. Community college courses may not be used to fulfill the 30-hour upper-division requirement for graduation at TLU. However, the course may be used as a substitute for an upper-division course with an approved substitution form signed by the chair and dean.
- FREX134, Exploring the Arts & Sciences, is required of all students except transfer students entering with 24 or more hours, no more than 12 of which may be earned through dual participation
- Only four hours of Physical Education (Kinesiology) activity will apply to degree requirements.
- Only four hours of Ensemble Music will apply to degree requirements.
Core Courses Guide
At TLU, we want our graduates to achieve a breadth of knowledge in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Toward that end, students need to meet requirements in 9 areas we call the Foundations and Dimensions of Liberal Education. These areas are closely aligned with what other schools call their “core” courses or “basics.”
Texas Lutheran University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Dr. Bernadette Buchanan, Title IX Coordinator, 830-372-8060. TLU's Title IX policies are outlined at www.tlu.edu/titleix.
For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.