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.

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.