Transfer Students

Transfer applicants from outside UTSA (who have attempted 30 or more semester credit hours of college-level coursework) who wish to transfer to one of the three academic majors with advanced standing must comply with the Foundation Year Program and application requirements indicated above and must apply to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Undergraduate Studies by the first Monday in May for review and consideration for advanced standing. External transfer applicants who have completed architecture coursework elsewhere must submit application packages that include their cumulative GPA, a letter of interest, and a portfolio of studio work for students transferring into Architecture and Interior Design.

Transfer students who have attempted 30 or more semester credit hours of college-level coursework, have met University transfer admission criteria, and have applied for a College of Architecture major must meet the following requirements:

1.  An applicant must submit a Gateway Application (i.e., an application to a major in the College of Architecture) by the first Monday in May for review and consideration for admission into one of the College of Architecture majors or pre-majors for the following fall semester. Transfer students will not be considered for admission into College of Architecture majors or pre-majors for spring and summer semesters. Transfer students admitted to the University for spring or summer semesters may apply for a change of major to a College of Architecture major or pre-major for a subsequent fall semester (see below). Gateway applications are available on the College Web site (http://utsa.edu/architecture/).

2.  An applicant for admission into the Architecture or Interior Design majors who has completed architecture coursework elsewhere must include his or her cumulative grade point average, a letter of interest, and a portfolio of studio work in the application package. The portfolio should be sent directly to the College of Architecture.

3.  An applicant who has completed the equivalent of the Foundation Year and Gateway requirements must be selected for admission into a College of Architecture academic major of Architecture, Construction Science and Management, or Interior Design by holistic review by the College. Transfer students who have completed the equivalent of the Foundation Year and Gateway requirements will not be considered for admission into a College of Architecture pre-major.

4.  An applicant who has not completed the equivalent of the Foundation Year and Gateway requirements must be selected for admission into a College of Architecture pre-major by holistic review by the College. Transfer students who have not completed the equivalent of the Foundation Year and Gateway requirements will not be considered for admission into a College of Architecture academic major.

Transfer students admitted as pre-Architecture majors, pre-Construction Science and Management majors, or pre-Interior Design majors must follow the current policy and may be considered for the corresponding College of Architecture academic major after completing the Foundation Year and Gateway requirements.