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About 60 percent of TWU undergraduates enter as transfer students. Whether you're coming from a 2-year institution, a 4-year institution, out-of-state, or you're seeking your second bachelor's degree, as a transfer student you can take advantage of scholarships, programs such as Honors Scholars and study abroad, and many student organizationslike Kappa of Texas.

Transfer Students Viewbook 2014-2015

Download theTransfer Students Viewbook 2014-2015(pdf) to learn more about TWU.

Before You Apply

Transfer students are applicants who have attempted 12 or more college level credit hours at another college or university but have not received a bachelor's degree.

How to Apply

  1. Apply online to TWU at ApplyTexas.org.
  2. Pay the Application Fee. A nonrefundable application fee of $50, $75 for international students, is required and can be paid online through ApplyTexas.org. This fee applies to all applicants, to include new and returning students. You can pay the application fee by the following:
    • Credit card when you apply at ApplyTexas
    • Certified check or money order, payable to TWU and including the applicant's full name and ID number, to:
      TWU Admissions Processing
      P.O. Box 425649
      Denton, TX 76204
    • Cash (no personal checks) paid at the Bursar's Office. Bring your receipt to Admissions Processing (1st floor of the Admissions Building)
  3. Submit official transcripts from each accredited college or university you have attended, to the address below.
    • Transcripts may be electronic or printed.
    • Electronic transcripts must be sent through a secured system directly to TWU from the sending institution.
    • Printed transcripts must be sent to TWU directly from the institution or delivered personally in a sealed envelope from the institution.
    • Any sign of tampering will render the transcript unofficial and invalid.
    • For more information regarding transcripts, please visit Admissions Processing.
  4. If you are a permanent resident, submit a copy of your permanent resident card. Permanent residents are processed through the Office of Admissions Processing. Applicants who have applied for permanent residency but have not yet received the INS form Notice of Action i-797 verifying approval will be processed as international students.
    TWU Admissions Processing
    P.O. Box 425649
    Denton, TX 76204
    or via expedited mail to:
    304 Administration Dr.
    Denton, TX 76204
    (no Saturday delivery)
After You've Been Accepted

Transfer Application Priority Deadlines

TWU accepts applications year round; however, applicants are urged to apply early to ensure adequate processing time.

  • Fall Semester - March 1
  • Spring Semester - November 1
  • Summer Semester - May 1 (prior to first day of each session)

The following deadlines apply for specific programs. See the catalog for additional information.

Fall Deadlines

December 1

Nursing (TWU application packet)

February 1

Nursing (upper-division application only)

January 9

Dental hygiene

Spring Deadlines

July 15

Nursing (TWU application packet)

September 1

Nursing (upper-division application only)

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