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Transfer students

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Admission requirements

Transfer admission is based on your most recent grade-point average and academic standing.

To be considered for admission to USW, you must satisfy the following admission criteria:


  • Minimum 2.0 GPA (4.0 scale)

  • Good academic standing at most recent institution

Transfer students who do not meet the standard undergraduate admissions requirements will be required to submit an appeal to be reconsidered for admission. Transfer students who left most recent institution on academic or disciplinary probation or suspension will be admitted on academic probation if appeal is approved.

If you are an international SEVIS transfer, click here.

HOW to apply

If you have graduated high school and have attended or are currently attending another college or university and would like to pursue an undergraduate degree at University of the Southwest, you’re in the right spot and one step closer to officially becoming a Mustang!

Follow these steps to apply as a Transfer Student:

discover usw

Take some time to explore our academic offerings and decide what program you'd like to apply to.


Submit your application

Once you've decided what you want to study, it's time to submit your application!


Send in required admissions documents

Applications typically require additional documentation such as transcripts, test scores, transfer coursework, etc. 


apply for housing

If you plan to live on campus (optional), make sure to apply for housing and its included meal plan.


apply for scholarships & financial aid

Make sure to fill out your Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and check out additional scholarship opportunities.

completed your application?

Once your application and all required documentation has been received, allow three (3) business days for your application to be processed. Upon receipt, you will be sent an acknowledgement via email by your Director of Undergraduate Admissions & Student Support and a Transfer-In Form that must be completed by your previous institution and returned to the Director of International Admissions in order for your active Visa information to be updated. Next steps, additional information, further requests (if applicable) and initial admission decisions will be shared via email.

If you are then offered admission to USW, it's time to start planning for New Student Orientation! You will receive details for this via email.

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