The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

How To Apply

Undergraduate Applications

As a transfer student, you must first identify which type of transfer student you are in order to follow the correct steps to apply. If at any point in the process you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Which type of TRANSFER STUDENT are you?

You are a FRESHMAN TRANSFER applicant if you:

  • Already graduated from high school or home school, or have earned a GED and have enrolled in a college or university after high school graduation, and
  • Have earned 0-23 college credit hours from the college or university you attended after high school graduation.

You are a regular TRANSFER applicant if you:

  • Already graduated from high school or home school, or have earned a GED and have enrolled in a college or university after high school graduation, and
  • Have earned 24+ college credit hours from the college or university you attended after high school graduation.


STEPS TO APPLY:

If you are a FRESHMAN TRANSFER student (0-23 hrs.) please follow the steps below:
  • Fill out your UTRGV application online at www.applytexas.org by submitting a “Transfer Undergraduate” application.
  • Submit your ACT or SAT scores directly from the testing agency. The UTRGV school code is ACT 6991 and SAT 6568.
  • Submit your final high school transcript. Make sure it indicates your diploma, GPA, graduation date, class rank and class size.
  • Submit official transcripts from each college or university attended.
  • Provide proof of meningitis vaccination (only for students under 22 years of age).
  • Once you’re admitted, register for New Student Orientation.

If you are a regular TRANSFER student please follow the steps below:

  • Apply online at www.applytexas.org by submitting a “Transfer Undergraduate” application.
  • Submit official transcripts from each college or university attended.

If you fall under these additional scenarios, you must submit other documents in addition to the standard documents mentioned above.

All required documents can be submitted in several ways:

In-person at U Central Locations:

Edinburg Location:

  • 1st Floor Student Services Building (SSBL)
    1201 West University Drive
    Edinburg, Texas 78539
  • Office Hours: 8:00 – 6:00pm M-Th, 8:00 – 5:00pm F

 Brownsville Location:

  • The Tower, Main 1.100
    1 West University Boulevard
    Brownsville, Texas 78520
  • Office Hours: 8:00 – 5:00pm M-F

Mail to:

UTRGV Student Enrollment 
Visitors Center 1.113
1201 W. University Drive
Edinburg, Texas 78539

Electronic Submission of Documents can be emailed to application@utrgv.edu

If you have questions about how to apply to UTRGV, call us at 888-882-4026 or email admissions@utrgv.edu.

Meningitis Vaccination
In accordance with Texas law, UTRGV requires all first-time students, including transfer and returning students under the age of 22, to submit evidence the student has been vaccinated against bacterial meningitis at least 10 days prior to the first class day of the semester or to provide other documentation establishing why such a vaccination is not required. Students will not be allowed to enroll without providing proof of the vaccination or exemption.

All first-time students, including transfer and returning students, must provide one of the following documents to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions:

  • A “Bacterial Meningitis Immunization Record” signed by a health practitioner indicating the student has been vaccinated against bacterial meningitis or any other official state or local immunization record. Confirmation of the MCV4 (Menactra) vaccine will satisfy as the requirement. The MPSV4 (Menomune) vaccination may not be accepted unless administered or boosted within the past five years. Vaccinations must be administered no more than 5 years and no fewer than 10 days prior to the first day of the semester for which the student is enrolling.
  • A "Refusal of Immunization for Medical Reasons" signed by a physician who is licensed and registered to practice medicine in the United States that states the physician's opinion that the required vaccination would be injurious to the health and well-being of the student.
  • A "Texas Department of State Health Services Conscientious Exemption" form signed by the student stating the student has declined the vaccination for reasons of conscience, including religious belief. Submit original form, no copies allowed.