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Transfer Student FAQs

713-525-3500
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What do you need to know about UST? You have probably already read about our average class size of only 17 students and the personalized mentoring from our professors. Our liberal arts curriculum will prepare you for a lifetime of opportunities with emphasis on critical thinking and leadership skills. In the Catholic intellectual tradition, you will enlarge your worldview through a broad range of disciplines as well as cross-cultural knowledge and awareness.

Check out the information below for more information on the application and financial aid process.
  1. When should I apply to UST?
  2. Is my transferring GPA combined with my UST GPA?
  3. How many hours can I transfer to UST?
  4. Can I find out how many credits will transfer before I apply to UST?
  5. When do I apply for Financial Aid?
  6. Does UST offer scholarships for transfer students?
  7. Who can I talk to about VA benefits?
  8. I have been admitted. What are my next steps?
  1. When should I apply to UST?
    We recommend transfer students apply one or two semesters in advance for degree planning and pre-advising.

    Students who apply by the priority deadlines will have more options for class registration and financial aid.

    Fall Priority Deadline: July 15
    Spring Priority Deadline: December 1
    Summer Priority Deadline: May 1



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  2. Is my transferring GPA combined with my UST GPA?
    No. You will start with a new GPA when you begin attending UST.

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  3. How many hours can I transfer to UST?
    UST accepts up to 72 hours from two-year colleges and up to 90 hours from four-year colleges and universities.

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  4. Can I find out how many credits will transfer before I apply to UST?
    Absolutely! We encourage you to do so by scheduling a personal appointment with your admissions counselor to discuss your individual transfer credit and degree plan. For generally accepted courses, view our transfer course equivalency guide.

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  5. When do I apply for Financial Aid?
    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available beginning January 2 each year for the upcoming school year (including fall, spring and summer). We encourage students to complete their FAFSA by the priority deadline of April 15. Financial aid is awarded once a student is admitted, so we recommend completing your application as soon as possible. Check out more information on the Financial Aid page and the Transfer Scholarships page.

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  6. Does UST offer scholarships for transfer students?
    Monaghan Scholarships are available to all incoming full-time UST transfer students with a GPA of 3.0 and at least 16 hours of transferable college credit. Awards range from $7,500 to $10,000 per year. Phi Theta Kappa members and the Transfer Celt Award recipients will receive $4,000 per year. For more information, please see Transfer Scholarships.

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  7. Who can I talk to about VA benefits?
    Phillip Butcher is our Director of Veteran Services and can help you with required paperwork and any questions regarding VA Benefits. Find more information about our Veteran Services.

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  8. I have been admitted. What are my next steps?
    Once you have received your packet from the admissions office containing your official admission letter and other important information, the next step will be to submit your $200 enrollment deposit. Your admissions counselor will contact you about meeting with an academic advisor to register for classes. Academic advising and registration will begin in May for the fall semester and November for the spring semester. 

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