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Transfer Student Admission

If you are considering transferring to Houston Baptist University, you are in good company. Each year, transfer students come for many reasons: the quality of our academic programs, our generous transfer merit awards, our small class sizes and low student-to-faculty ratio, and the welcoming Christian environment.

We have pages specifically for Houston Community College, Lone Star and San Jac students.  See the HBU Transfer Guide (PDF) for information applicable to all transfer students.

Affordability

HBU awarded an average of $16,990 in institutional aid to transfer students in 2021. Learn more about your expected cost of attendance and check out our Net Price Calculator for more information.

Texas Community College Guarantee

Houston Baptist University has recently announced guaranteed admission for students who have completed an associate’s degree at a community college in Texas. Learn more about our agreement with local community colleges.

Admission Criteria

  • Less Than 32 hours of college credit

    Requirements for Admission to the University

    • Minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA in your college classes (developmental courses are not included in GPA calculation)
    • Nursing programs require a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA and additional requirements
    • Ranking in the top half of your high school class
    • 1040 or higher on the RSAT (Math and EBRW sections combined) on the SAT or at least a 20 composite score on the ACT
    • Automatic consideration for Transfer Merit Awards* if you are transferring in 15 hours or more
    • Applicants who do not meet these standards will be reviewed on an individual basis

     

    * Transfer Merit Awards are only available to students entering in the fall or spring semesters. The merit awards for students who enter in a summer semester will begin during the fall term.

  • More Than 32 hours of college credit

    Requirements for Admission to the University

    • Minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA in your college classes (developmental courses are not included in GPA calculation)
    • Automatic consideration for Transfer Merit Awards * if you are transferring in 15 hours or more.
    • Applicants who do not meet these standards will be reviewed on an individual basis

     

    * Transfer Merit Awards are only available to students entering in the fall or spring semesters. The merit awards for students who enter in a summer semester will begin during the fall term.

Upcoming Events

Transfer On-Site Acceptance

Thurs., Dec. 1, 2022, and March 30, 2023

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

For prospective and admitted transfer students.

HBU is offering on-the-spot admission to potential transfer attendees. Please plan to attend with your official or unofficial transcripts ready to share. You will have a chance to tour our campus with one of our Husky Ambassadors and attend an information session led by our transfer counselor Doannie Pimentel. During the event, we will provide admission decisions for completed applications as well as an unofficial evaluation of your transcript to help you determine how your courses will transfer.

Register for Transfer On-Site Acceptance

Saturdays at HBU

Various Dates

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

For high school students and prospective transfer students

Join us for a Saturday morning visit to get a close-up look at A Higher Education during Saturdays at HBU. Our Admissions Counselors will host information sessions to help provide insight about life and learning here at HBU. Following the information session, enjoy exploring HBU thanks to a campus tour! Family members are welcome to attend.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will my credit hours transfer?

What happens after I am admitted?

  • You will receive the following items in the mail:
    • Acceptance letter
    • Transfer Merit Award (eligibility dependent on 15 hours of transferable credit and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5)
    • Progress Toward Degree (PTD) explaining how all of your credits transferred.