Transfer Student Admission


Transfer students are students who have previously been enrolled at another college or university after high school graduation.

If you are considering transferring to Houston Baptist University, you are in good company. Each year, transfer students make up a large percentage of our entering class. They come for many reasons: the quality of our academic programs, our class size and student-to-faculty ratio, the welcoming Christian environment in which to learn, and our location in southwest Texas.

Transfer Open House

Are you interested in learning more about programs offered at HBU? Transfer Open House is for you! On April 16th, HBU will be hosting its annual Open House for prospective Transfer Students. We will have a short Info Session followed by a Breakout Session where you can meet with Professors from every college or school on campus to talk about your chosen major. In addition, you can bring your college transcripts and we'll provide you with a credit evaluation for your major of interest.

Interested in Nursing, we will hold a Nursing Info Session during this event, so you can learn about the entire process.

We will also offer hors d'oeuvres and light snacks.

5:00pm Check-in Begins
5:30pm Official Nursing Information Session
5:30pm Transfer Information Session (for non-Nursing students)
6:00pm Open House begins

Click here to RSVP today!

Transfer Student Admissions Checklist:

If you are a transfer student with more than 32 semester hours of college credit, you should submit the following to the Office of Admissions:


If you are a transfer student with fewer than 32 semester hours of college credit, additional items may be needed to complete your application. You will be notified of these items once your application is received.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

The following are items of interest for Transfer Students. These items include tools, forms, information and tips to help you during and after your application process.

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 explaining how all of your credits transferred.

Attention Nursing Applicants*:

Acceptance into the School of Nursing and Allied Health is a "two tiered" process.  The first step is to gain general admission to the University.  The second step requires that you meet with a nursing advisor to learn about receiving a nursing application. Please visit the nursing webpage to learn about all the application requirements and deadlines.

Please review our course equivalency guide if you need help determining if you have met all the nursing prerequisite courses.

*Please note: If your cumulative Admissions GPA at the time of application is not 3.0 or above, your application will not be forwarded to the School of Nursing and Allied Health for consideration.  However, it would be beneficial to meet with an Admissions Counselor to explore other opportunities and majors.