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You are considered a transfer student if you have attended another university following high school graduation (not including classes taken during the summer immediately following high school graduation).

The University of Tulsa (TU) seeks to recruit and admit talented transfer students of diverse backgrounds and experiences and is dedicated to providing them with collaborative and integrated learning experiences with clear curricular pathways to graduation.  By fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment, TU strives to intentionally connect transfer students to the university, its mission, and its values. TU commits to supporting transfer students as they achieve their personal, academic, intellectual, and professional goals which prepares them to make positive contributions on campus, in the community, and the world.

Apply as a Transfer Student

There are two ways to apply as a transfer student – through the TU Application or the Common App.

Application Requirements

  • Online Transfer Application
  • Official Transcripts from each college attended
  • Official High School Transcript (students with < 48 hours of college credit)
  • ACT/SAT (optional)
  • Personal Statement

Application Deadlines

TermBest ConsiderationApplication DeadlineAdmission Notification
FallFebruary 1 August 1*Rolling Admission
SpringOctober 1December 1*Rolling Admission
*All application documents, including transcripts, must be received by this date.

How many of my credits will transfer?

  • Credit earned from regionally accredited colleges and universities is generally transferable if a grade of C or better has been earned in the course and if The University of Tulsa offers a comparable course.
  • Courses taken pass/fail are not transferable unless a grade of C or better can be documented.
  • Faculty policy determines which courses are applicable towards a chosen major.
  • The last 45 hours of the degree program must be completed at TU.


The TU Office of Admission is proud to award academic scholarships to students who have excelled in the classroom. Scholarship awards are typically based on a student’s grade point average, completed curriculum, and academic accomplishments.

The academic scholarships listed below cannot be stacked, but can be combined with need-based aid or outside scholarships. The University of Tulsa also offers need-based grants. Submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for consideration. Information can be found on TU’s Office of Financial Aid page.

Transferring from TCC?

TU partners with Tulsa Community College through the Tulsa Higher Education Consortium. TU welcomes all TCC students -whether in Tulsa Achieves or as an adult learner. We have a team of transfer admission counselors, transfer credit experts, success coaches, academic advisors, career coaches and faculty ready to assist you in making TU a reality.

TCC students are welcome to attend all TU athletic events for free by showing their TCC ID at the box office starting an hour and a half prior to each football and basketball game. TCC students can purchase a companion ticket for only $15. These tickets are located in the student section of the venue. View the TU Athletics website for a list of all events.



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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ: Application & Requirements
FAQ: Financial Aid & Scholarships
FAQ: Transfer Credit

Transfer Admission Counselor

Emma Willibey