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 Orientation

Been accepted to HBU for spring 2016?  Spring Registration Day is Friday, January 15.  RSVP today! You can also find your counselor or contact our office at or 281-649-3211.

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, your high school transcript and test scores from the SAT or ACT may be required to complete your application. You will be notified of these items once your application is received.

Quick Links


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.