Second Degree Students

Second Degree Students

If you have already obtained an undergraduate degree or graduate degree and are interested in pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in a different major, apply for admissions using the steps outlined below.   

 If you earned your degree at UTRGV or UTPA and are applying for admissions as a Second Degree Student:

  • Log on to http://www.applytexas.org
  • Select the Readmit application
  • Under the Educational (colleges attended) and Test Information Section, question 2, indicate you have earned a bachelor’s degree, from UTRGV along with date conferred.
  • Fill out and submit the UTRGV Second Degree Form.
  • Submit college transcripts from all institutions previously attended. 

If you earned a bachelor’s degree at another regionally accredited institution including UT Brownsville:

  • Log on to http://www.applytexas.org
  • Complete the Transfer application
  • Under the Educational (colleges attended) and Test Information Section, question 2, indicate you have earned a bachelor’s degree along with the name of the institution that granted the degree and the date conferred.
  • Fill out and submit the UTRGV Second Degree Form.  
  • Submit college transcript from all institutions previously attended.

Second Degree Student are classified as undergraduate and must:

  • Complete all requirements for the additional major(s), as set forth in the catalog.
  • Complete an additional minimum of 30 hours of credit in UTRGV courses (of which at least 12 must be advanced and a minimum of 6 of these must be in the major field; in the case of a double major, a minimum of 6 advanced hours is required in each major field) for each bachelor’s degree sought beyond the first.
  • Complete all requirements for the additional degree(s), including GPA requirements, any minor requirements, elective courses, and advanced courses, as set forth in the catalog.
  • Comply with all other regulations as stated under University core curriculum. Completion of a baccalaureate degree at another accredited institution will fulfill UTRGV’s general education (core curriculum requirements) exclusive of any state specified coursework.
  • Students will be required to complete the Texas state mandated coursework in U.S. history and political science if this has not already been completed as part of their first degree.
  • Students must also complete any other University and departmental requirements for the second degree as stipulated in the catalog.

Second Degree students are allowed to register at any time after they have been admitted. If you are unable to register for a course, please contact UCentral for assistance. 

All required documents can be submitted in several ways:

In-person at U Central Locations:

Edinburg Location:

  • 1st Floor Student Services Building (ESSBL)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 1.1001 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

    Tuition and fees must be paid by the semester deadline.

    If you will require a parking permit, visit the UTRGV Parking Portal.  Various forms of payment are accepted.

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