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Transfer Students

Welcome to the next step

If you’ve completed 15 transferable college credits after high school graduation, then you’re a transfer student. SFA is the perfect place to complete your college education. Join the other Lumberjacks who transferred here from community college or from another university.

What type of transfer student succeeds at SFA? We’re looking for motivated, curious individuals with at least a 2.0 GPA for any transferable college credits who are ready to make the most of their remaining college years. Transfer students at SFA have access to their own scholarship opportunities and student orientation.

Applying to SFA: Transfer requirements

To apply as a transfer student, you must:

  • Have completed 15 transferable hours with a minimum GPA of 2.0.
  • You must not be academically suspended from another educational institution.

Curious about community college transferable hours? Use these resources to find out more:

course equivalency guide two-year planning guides

When is the application deadline?

SFA is a rolling admissions university, meaning there is no application deadline.

Applying to SFA: The process

If you’ve applied to college in Texas, you’ve probably used the ApplyTexas online admissions application system. This is what you’ll use to submit your transfer application to SFA. You can preview the application to get a sense of the questions.

Here’s a checklist of what you will need to complete your application for admission to SFA:

  • A completed application (done through
  • Official transcripts from all previous colleges (must be received directly from each college)
  • $45 application fee

The cost for applying to SFA is $45. You’ll pay this at the end of the application process. Check here to see if you  qualify for an application fee waiver.

When will I hear back?

Decision letters should arrive within 2-3 weeks of submitting a complete application. Once you apply, you’ll get your own mySFA account within one week. mySFA is the official communication method of the university, so it’s important that you log on and set up your account. 

After you apply, don’t forget:


Log on and set up your mySFA account right away. Financial aid awards, housing assignments, orientation confirmation and class registration are all done through mySFA.

Scholarships & Aid

Get started early! You don’t have to be admitted to apply for aid and scholarships. Learn more about the different aid options that may be available to you, like grants, loans, scholarships and more.


State law requires that new students have a bacterial meningitis vaccine at least 10 days prior to enrollment. You must submit your shot record to the Office of Admissions by email, fax or mail using the contact information below. The Office of Admissions will share this information with the Department of Residence Life, as it’s also required in order to receive your housing assignment.


Use mySFA to apply for housing as soon as you finish your admissions application. Transfer students that are at least 21 years old, or have 60 earned college hours, may apply for an off-campus permit.


Office of Admissions
Fax: 936.468.3149

Physical Address:
Rusk Building
Room 206

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13051, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

Request Information for Future Students

Please fill out the form below to receive information from SFA. If you’re not a future student and want to reach out to us, use our contact form.

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