Special Undergraduate Student Admission

Special undergraduate students are non-degree-seeking transfer students who enroll in courses only at the undergraduate level without pursuing a degree at UTSA. Special undergraduate students include those seeking to enroll at UTSA on a transient or post-baccalaureate basis. First-time freshmen and international students may not apply as special students. Because special undergraduate students are not working toward a degree, they are ineligible for financial assistance.

Applicants seeking to enroll as Special undergraduates should submit by the published deadline for the term:

  • An ApplyTexas Transient Application
  • A nonrefundable $60.00 application processing fee
  • An official transcript(s) from the most recently attended accredited institution(s) reflecting the last 30 undergraduate semester credit hours earned.

Applicants who have earned fewer than 30 semester credit hours must also provide by the published deadline for the term:

  • An official high school transcript that displays the date of graduation
  • ACT or SAT scores sent directly to UTSA from the testing company.

Applicants who have earned fewer than 30 undergraduate semester credit hours attempted at an accredited college or university at the time of application must meet the stated admission requirements and be in good standing at the last institution attended.

Applicants who have earned 30 or more undergraduate semester credit hours at the time of application must have at least a 2.25 cumulative grade point average on a 4.00 scale in the last 30 hours attempted and be in good academic standing at the last accredited college or university attended. Even though admission is based on the last 30 undergraduate semester credit hours attempted, students must list all colleges and universities attended on the admission application. Special students desiring to be regular degree-seeking students must reapply for admission and meet the same admission requirements as those listed for transfer students. Applications must be submitted in accordance with the application dates stated in this bulletin.