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. It is not necessary to send UTPA/UTRGV transcripts.

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. It is not necessary to send UT-Brownsville transcripts.

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 U Central for assistance.

 

Documents must be sent through one of the following methods:

  • Mail:       
Attn: Office of Undergraduate Admissions
ESSBL - 1.113
1201 West University Dr.
Edinburg, TX 78539
  • In-Person: U Central
Edinburg
Student Services Bldg. First Floor
1201 W. University Dr., Edinburg, TX 78539
 
Brownsville
The Tower Main 1.100
One West University Boulevard, Brownsville, TX 78520
 
U Central Hours:
8 - 5 p.m. - Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
8 - 6 p.m. - Tuesday
8 - 4 p.m. - Friday

Tuition and fees must be paid by the semester deadline published in the Academic Calendar found on the https://my.utrgv.edu/home under Resources.

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