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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:

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:

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

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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