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Each UT Austin transfer applicant must complete at least 30 semester hours of transferable credit before his or her individual admission decision will be made. Applicants may, however, apply for admission before completing the 30 hours.

Specific Coursework Requirements

When applying to the following UT Austin academic programs/majors, the 30 semester hours that applicants submit must include the coursework/preparation requirements indicated below.

Coursework Requirements for Certain Majors


Transfer applicants to the McCombs School of Business must submit proof of credit or in-progress work for the following four business indicator courses:

  • Calculus I (Texas Common Course Numbers used by Texas Community Colleges: MATH 1325, 1425, 2313, 2413, 2417, or 2513)
  • Calculus II (Math 2314, 2414, or 2419)
  • Microeconomics (ECON 2302)
  • Macroeconomics (ECON 2301)

Find out more about the major-specific requirements for business.


Transfer applicants to the Cockrell School of Engineering must submit proof of credit or in-progress work for the equivalent of M408C, Calculus I. Applicants who meet the requirement by the application deadline will receive priority consideration. Applicants with more advanced credit in math and science credentials also receive priority consideration.

Find out more about the major-specific requirements for engineering.


Transfer applicants to the Jackson School of Geosciences must be able to meet the mathematics requirements of a college-level calculus course beyond M408C or M408K.

Find out more about the major-specific requirements for geosciences.

Natural Sciences

Transfer applicants to the College of Natural Sciences must be able to enroll in mathematics courses beyond M408C, Calculus I.

Find out more about the major-specific requirements for natural sciences.

About calculus at UT Austin

UT Austin teaches calculus in a two-semester sequence, M408C and M408D.

  • If you submit transferable coursework from a college or university that also teaches calculus in two courses, then you can demonstrate math readiness by completing or having in progress an equivalent one-semester course.
  • If, however, you took calculus at a college or university that teaches a three-semester calculus sequence, you must submit transferable coursework showing the first two semesters of the sequence to demonstrate calculus readiness.

More about coursework requirements

Which courses are transferable?

Wondering which courses are likely to transfer to UT Austin? Visit the Transfer Resources page for access to sources that can help you answer that question.

60-hour, coursework-in-residence requirement

To earn an undergraduate degree at UT Austin, students must complete at least 60 semester hours of coursework in residence. As a result, transfer students with a substantial amount of transferable, degree-applicable coursework may have to take more courses than their degree programs require.

Fresh Start

Texas law allows Texas residents to apply for undergraduate admission without having to consider courses and grades from college work completed 10 or more years before enrolling. Learn more about Fresh Start.

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