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Transfer Student

Application Checklist

Completed 30 or more semester credit hours (under 30 hours is considered first year status and the student may be required to take the placement test and submit high school transcript)

Earned a minimum 2.3 or better cumulative G.P.A. and 24 credit hours from the last college/university attended.

Must be in good standing with the last college/university attended. Submit official transcripts of all previous colleges/universities attended.

Pay non-refundable $25 admission application fee.

Note: Conditional Admission may be granted on an individual basis.

 Transfer Credits

Transfer credits are accepted at Huston-Tillotson University if they are earned at an institution accredited by one of the regional agencies for higher education. The student must have earned 30 hours and a cumulative 2.3 GPA to be considered a transfer student. If the student has earned fewer than 30 hours, the student will be classified as a first-year student and will be required to adhere to the high school admission guidelines.

Original transcripts must be submitted from all previous colleges/universities attended. The Registrar’s office will not accept credit from a non-accredited institution.

Students transferring from other four-year accredited institutions may transfer a maximum of 96 semester hours toward graduation. Credits from junior/community colleges are limited to 66 semester hours toward graduation requirements. All transfer credits are evaluated at the time of enrollment. Only courses with grades of “C” or better are accepted for transfer credit.


Placement Tests (COMPASS Test)

All first year or transfer students with fewer than 30 transfer hours may be required to take the University’s placment tests. The tests are administered prior to advising and registration each semester. The test scores determine a student’s placement in their core curriculum courses. Students whose scores meet the following standards are exempt from the University’s placment test:

  • SAT: Total Score (Verbal plus Quantative) of 1070 with a minimum of 500 each on verbal test and the mathematics test.
  • ACT: Composite score of 23 with a minimum of 19 each on the English test and the mathematics test.
  • TOEFL: Test score equal to or greater that 500 on the paper-based or 61 on the internet based versions.
There is no guarantee that all transfer credits will apply towards satisfying degree requirements at Huston-Tillotson University. The Department chairperson and advisor, in consultation with the Registrar, make the final decision to accept transfer credit applicable to the student’s degree plan. Residence requirements for degrees at Huston-Tillotson University must be met regardless of the amount of work transferred. Transfer credit is not counted in calculating a student’s cumulative GPA.