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 just added pages specifically for Lone Star and San Jac students, and a page for Houston Community College students is coming soon.  See the HBU Transfer Guide (PDF) for information applicable to all transfer students.

 

Admission Criteria

  • Less Than 32 hours of college credit

    Guaranteed Admission to the University

    • 2.25 cumulative GPA or higher in your college classes
    • 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*
    • 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.

  • More Than 32 hours of college credit

    Guaranteed Admission to the University

    • 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher in your college classes
    • 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.

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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.

 

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