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Internal Transfer

An internal transfer student is one who is enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin, and applies for admission to transfer into the McCombs School of Business. The process is highly competitive. It isn't recommended that students enroll in another college at UT Austin on the assumption that they will transfer into the McCombs School of Business.

Keep in mind the McCombs School of Business accepts students for the fall semester, only.

Helpful Tips

  1. Attend an Internal Transfer information session,
  2. Check your eligibility to apply; McCombs Internal Transfer website.
  3. The GPA considered is a student's UT Austin in-residence GPA.

Important Information from the Provost's Office

  1. Changes to your major or college should be discussed with your advisor in your admitted college during Orientation.
  2. Freshmen who wish to transfer out of their admitted college may apply as early as the spring semester for the following fall.
  3. Students may request a transfer to the School of Undergraduate Studies during their freshman year if they need help in exploring a new major.


24 hours in residence at UT Austin

  • Must be completed by the end of the spring semester, summer courses taken after the May 15 deadline do not count.
  • Placement (credit by exam), correspondence, extension, pass/fail, or transfer hours will not work to fulfill the in-residence requirement.

Demonstrate Foreign Language Proficiency

  • Two years of the same foreign language in high school OR
  • One year (2 semesters) of the same foreign language in college.

Course Requirements

  1. Calculus I (M 408K, M 408N, M 408C or M 403K)
  2. Calculus II (M 408L, M 408S, M 408D or M 403L)
  3. Microeconomics (ECO 304K)
  4. Macroeconomics (ECO 304L)

Most business students take the K and L calculus sequence. However, students interested in the Science and Technology Managment major should take the C and D sections OR K, L and M.

Students are limited to only two Internal Transfer attempts for admission to the McCombs BBA Program.  Application must be within the first, four long-semesters at UT-Austin.

Students with 90 or more hours or a completed degree are encouraged to consider other options, such as completing a degree in their current college/school or alternate institution with the option of pursuing an MBA or MPA degree at a later date.

  1. 90 hours includes any university setting coursework, but it does not include dual credit or placement credit from high school.
  2. An undergraduate degree in Business is not required for entry into a Masters program in Business or Accounting. The majority of people pursuing an MBA degree do not have undergraduate degrees in Business.

Additional Opportunities (Require separate admission procedures)  

Business Honors Program

Requires a separate application in addition to the Internal Transfer application. Sophomore admission only
Application Deadline: May 1.  Decisions Released: July 1

Requires a separate application in addition to the Internal Transfer application. Sophomore admission only Application Deadline: Decisions Released: July 1 
BHP Sophomore Admissions

Integrated MPA 

Requires separate application. ACC 311 and ACC 312 must be completed. Minimum 3.0 GPA. 
Application Deadline: June 1.  Decisions Released: Late June - early July

For more information, contact the appropriate office. You must be admitted as an internal transfer before these programs will consider your application.
Integrated MPA Admissions

Past Statistics

Internal Transfer Historical Summary

Acceptance Rates
Year Applications Admitted Acceptance Rate
2004 374 307 82%
2005 466 319 68%
2006 487 317 65%
2007 466 312 67%
2008 493 307 62%
2009 460 307 67%
2010 329 257 78%
2011 378 269 71%
2012 436 291 67%
2013  487  349  72%
Mean Earned UT GPA
Year Residents Non-Residents
2004 3.6 3.7
2005 3.7 3.76
2006 3.7 3.8
2007 3.7 3.7
2008 3.8 3.8
2009 3.8 3.8
2010 3.7 3.7
2011 3.8 3.8
2012 3.7 3.7
2013  3.7  3.7 
Minimum UT GPA for Admission
Year Residents Non-Residents
2004 3.3 3.5
2005 3.4 3.5
2006 3.5 3.7
2007* 3.5 3.5
2008* 3.6 3.6
2009* 3.6 3.6
2010* 3.4 3.4
2011* 3.5 3.5
2012* 3.5 3.5
2013*  3.5  3.5 

*Beginning in 2007, the McCombs School of Business decided to no longer make a distinction between resident and non-resident admission requirements (i.e. GPA) for internal transfer admission.

Information Sessions

Fall 2014

Date: Time: Location:

September 17, 2014

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

CBA 3.202 (Legacy Events Room)

October 9, 2014

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

CBA 3.202 (Legacy Events Room)

November 13, 2014

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

CBA 3.202 (Legacy Events Room)


December 3, 2014

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

CBA 3.202 (Legacy Events Room)

After Internal Transfer Admission

How do I register for classes after I am admitted?

During the application, you should register for a regular course load as though you are not applying for transfer admission to business. During summer registration, you will be allowed to register for business courses. Visit our Advising site for more information about steps after admission

When do I declare a major?

If you are admitted to the McCombs School of Business, you will be listed as an unspecified business major. You can declare a specific business major (eg., Accounting, Marketing, etc.) in the McCombs BBA Program Office (CBA 2.400) once you:

  1. Enroll in the McCombs School of Business
  2. Remove all high school unit deficiencies
  3. Complete 30 hours of college credit, including:
    • Calculus I and Calculus II
    • Microeconomics & Macroeconomics
    • BA 101, and have credit or registration in BA 102
    • Register with the BBA Career Center


    Alternate Options

    1. Pursue a different major at the University of  Texas at Austin and complement it with our Business Foundations Program
    2. Visit the Vick Center for Strategic Advising and Career Counseling. Career counselors work to help students clarify goals, explore interests, discuss personal concerns and develop a plan of action for their transition from college to a career.
    3. Consider McCombs for a graduate business degree. An undergraduate degree in Business is not required for entry into a Masters program in Business or Accounting.