Your academic background College & University Transcripts
Transcripts from All Colleges/Universities
To complete your application for transfer admission, you must submit transcripts from all colleges/universities in which you have enrolled in coursework.
- During the application and admissions process, we'll use your transcripts to determine if you have the right amount of transferable coursework.
- If you're admitted, your academic area will review your transcripts to see which courses may apply toward degree requirements.
What Makes a Transcript Acceptable?
- Uploaded transcripts: A copy of an official transcript is acceptable from all applicants through UT Austin's Document Upload System only. Uploading an out-of-state transcript? Be sure to include both the front and back of your transcript.
- Mailing and hand delivery: Applicants can mail or hand deliver official transcripts to the Office of Admissions (or one of its locations), but paper submissions can slow down processing time. (The Submit Application Items page explains why it's a good idea to use our preferred submission options.)
- SPEEDE server: Some colleges/universities can submit transcripts to UT Austin through our SPEEDE server. Transcripts submitted in this way are always acceptable.
- Faxes and emails (not an option): The Office of Admissions does not accept faxed or emailed transcripts.
Details about Transcripts
Which institutions? All institutions!
If you’ve enrolled in coursework from more than one college or university, submit transcripts from each of the colleges/universities in which you enrolled by the application deadline. Submit transcripts from:
- Colleges/universities through which you earned dual credit coursework while in high school.
- Colleges/universities through which you earned credit that was then transferred to another institution.
- Colleges/universities that awarded you credit through study abroad, especially if the study abroad program was handled through a third party institution (not your home college/university).
- Colleges/universities in which you enrolled in coursework but did not earn credit.
Work at your current institution
- Submit transcripts showing any and all work that you have completed or will complete at your current college or university by the UT Austin application deadline, even if you are still enrolled in courses there.
- If you are enrolled in courses at the time of the deadline, submit an updated transcript from your current college or university as soon as your grades are posted for this additional coursework.
Deadlines for transcripts
- Transcripts must arrive in the Office of Admissions by the application deadline (see below for exceptions).
- Updated transcripts for courses you’re enrolled in at the time of the deadline should be submitted as soon as possible after you complete the work.
- Updated transcripts must arrive no later than June 1 (for fall applicants) and January 6 (for 2014 spring applicants).
Reporting all college coursework
Any applicant (including transfers and former students) who has undertaken coursework at another college or university may not disregard any part of his or her academic record. Applicants who fail to report all college coursework or who otherwise falsify any part of their application or the documents required to complete the application process are subject to disciplinary action (which may include expulsion and loss of credit).
You may submit your application while you continue to work on completing the remainder of your required coursework.
- Read the information about the Transferable Coursework Requirement for details.
- Review the Admission Factors section for details about how the information on your transcripts (your GPA and coursework) is used in making admissions decisions.
Transcripts for Admitted Students
Students who are admitted to the University are required to submit official, original transcripts showing all college/university coursework. These final transcripts must be mailed to the Office of Admissions or submitted through the UT SPEEDE server.