There are several resources available to help transfer students pursue their academic interests, apply transfer credit to degree requirements, and succeed at The University of Texas at Austin.
Forge a Unique Academic Path
In addition to offering major and minor fields of study, many colleges and schools have certificate programs which can complement a student’s education and help pursue a variety of academic interests. Some popular certificates come from the Bridging Disciplines Program, the McCombs School of Business, the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Natural Sciences, and UTeach.
As a Research 1 institution, it’s no surprise that student research abounds at UT Austin. Transfer students should get involved early in their UT career to make the most of this opportunity and to connect with faculty, other students, and their field of interest.
The Archer Fellowship Program provides the opportunity to work in our nation’s capital while making progress toward a UT Austin degree.
The Vick Center for Strategic Advising & Career Counseling offers guidance in exploring majors, minors, certificates, and careers and is available to students in any UT college or school. Counselors offer major exploration support and career counseling by appointment or during walk-in hours.
Though not new to college, transfer students are new to UT Austin and often experience a dip in GPA during their first semester. Avoid common academic pitfalls by using campus resources and following tips from current transfers.
Many students find that visiting office hours is a benefit to them. Your professors are eager to talk with you, so go early and often.
Professional staff and peer academic coaches in the Sanger Learning Center are here to help students adjust to academic life at UT Austin. In addition to traditional one-on-one and group tutoring, Sanger offers individual sessions and group workshops on time management and study skills. Sanger also provides appointments at the Public Speaking Center as students prepare for speeches, presentations, or class discussions.
The Longhorn Center for Academic Excellence offers unlimited free tutoring, both one-on-one and group, to all transfer students.
Stuck on a research topic or not sure how to find a journal article? Ask a Librarian is a service provided by University Libraries. It enables students to ask University of Texas library staff reference questions via email, chat, or in person.
The University Writing Center offers one-on-one consultation for student writing. Each writing assignment can be reviewed up to three times, and all staff are trained to work with writers whose first language is not English.
As the official online learning system for UT Austin, students connect with their coursework, peers, and professors using Canvas. Learn how to use all the features Canvas has to offer by reviewing the student tutorials.
For help on the textbooks and materials needed for classes, visit the Co-Op.
Find Support Services at UT and in your College/School
Visit the UT Registrar Homepage for help with course schedules, final exams, registration, and much more.
For support services that are offered by a specific college/school, please visit one of the links below:
- Natural Sciences
- Liberal Arts
- Fine Arts
- Social Work
Understand how Credits Transfer
The Automated Transfer Equivalency System is a database of all courses offered at Texas institutions and can help students understand which courses automatically transfer into UT Austin.
The Interactive Degree Audit tool allows students to see how they are progressing through their degree plan. It can also help students plan for future classes and understand how their credits apply to additional requirements for minors and certificates.
For transfer students new to UT Austin, it is important to know about the core requirements and Skills and Experience Flags. There are separate petition processes for Flags and core courses each of which can be used to request that courses taken at a previous institution count toward these requirements.