Admission Requirements - Transfer Students

SFA is looking forward to meeting your needs as a transfer student. You are encouraged to apply for admission at least one full semester prior to your enrollment at SFA, so find out why over 12,000 current Lumberjacks truly love SFA.

Students seeking admission should make every effort to complete the Admission Procedure for College Transfer Students checklist below. An Undergraduate Application for Admission may be submitted as early as one year prior to enrollment. Early college transfer applicants may have the opportunity to early register for classes. Inquire about early registration by calling the Office of Admissions at (936) 468-2504.

Admission Policy for College Transfer Students

Students who have previously attended a regionally accredited institution must apply as transfer students. Those college transfer applicants who have completed fewer than 15 semester hours of transferable college credit must have an overall 2.0 grade point average on all transferable work attempted and must also satisfy eligibility requirements for first-semester freshmen. Transfer applicants who have completed more than 15 semester hours must:

  • not currently be on suspension from another educational institution, and

  • have an earned grade point average of at least 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) on all transferable work attempted.

You can read the guidelines for transfer work and look at community/junior college course equivalencies on SFA's Course Equivalency Guide. Planning guide information for many community colleges can be found here.

You can also find useful information about the Texas Common Course Numbering System at

You can find planning guides for some community colleges here.

Students not meeting the admission requirements may become eligible for admission by attending SFA during the summer semester(s) on provisional admission, or by applying through Transfer Admission Appeals. For more information on these options, please contact the SFA Office of Admissions at (936) 468-2504.

Admission Procedure for College Transfer Students (Admissions Checklist)

Submit the following items to the SFA Office of Admissions, PO Box 13051 SFA Station, Nacogdoches, Texas 75962:

  • A complete Undergraduate Application for Admission with a $45 application fee.

  • Arrange for official transcripts from all post-secondary educational institutions attended to be forwarded to the Office of Admissions regardless of whether transfer credit was earned or is desired.

Following receipt of the completed application and all transcripts, previous collegiate studies are evaluated for transferable credit. Applicants are notified by mail of their admission status and the transferability of course work.

Additional Procedures for College Transfer Students

  • Prospective students are encouraged to Visit SFA!

  • All students are subject to all applicable Texas Success Initiative requirements.

  • SFA accepts credit with appropriate scores through CLEP, College Board Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate .

  • Students with military experience should refer to the Veteran Affairs coordinator.

  • All students must submit the Immunization Record to the Office of Admissions prior to being able to register for classes.

  • Students are advised to contact the Residence Life Department regarding SFA's policy on living in Residence Halls.

  • Once admitted, transfer students are highly encouraged to attend Transfer Orientation. There is no better way to get prepared for your first semester at SFA than to come to this special orientation during the summer for transfer students.

  • Activate your mySFA e-mail account.

Bacterial Meningitis Requirement

Attention Incoming Spring 2012 Students! If you are new to the campus, State law requires students to have a Meningitis shot at least 10 days prior to enrollment.  Your housing assignment will not be complete until we receive your meningitis vaccination record.  For additional information, go to Bacterial Meningitis.

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