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Transfer Student Application

Application Deadlines

TLU follows a rolling admissions policy, which means that an admissions decision is made approximately two weeks after an application file is completed by the applicant. A student's application is considered complete only after all required documents have been received.

  • Spring Priority Deadline: November 15
  • Spring Late Deadline: December 20

Required Documents

  • Application for admission: TLU Application, Common Application, or ApplyTexas
  • 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 for students who have graduated within the last five years, or who have fewer than 24 hours of university-level coursework (This is a federal requirement)
  • Transfer Addendum (available via your application status portal)

NOTE: A recommendation letter from someone familiar with your academic background is preferred, but not required. *Transfer applicants with fewer than 15 semester hours of university-level work must submit official SAT or ACT test scores.

Prospective transfer students are invited to join us for an exclusive virtual event for students interested in transferring to TLU. It doesn't matter if you are just starting the search process, have submitted an application, or have been admitted to TLU, the transfer process is unique, and we want to give you the opportunity to hear from the transfer experts, our transfer students! During this session, students will share their experience as a transfer student at TLU and also answer your questions.

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