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It's not where you start. It's where you finish. Finish at SFA!

Ready to make the most of your remaining college years? SFA is the perfect place to complete your college education. Apply today and take advantage of special access to scholarship opportunities and student orientation.

Partnering Institutions

SFA has created partnerships with surrounding institutions to create a seamless transition to your bachelor’s degree. View our current partnerships:

Dallas College

Contact your SFA admissions counselor to learn more.

Galveston College

Houston Community College

Laredo College

Contact your SFA admissions counselor to learn more.

Lone Star College System

Panola College

San Jacinto Community College

Contact your SFA admissions counselor to learn more.

Understand transferable hours

A maximum of 66 academic hours plus up to 4 hours of KINE/PHED activity courses from junior or community colleges can be applied towards a bachelor’s degree. Students can transfer up to 90 hours of credit to SFA from four-year universities and community colleges combined.

Use these resources to learn more about community college transferable hours:

course equivalency guide
two-year planning guides

Applying to SFA

Requirements to apply

To apply as a transfer student, you must:

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

Application checklist

Admissions application checklist:

  1. Completed your ApplyTexas application.
  2. Send your official transcripts from all previous colleges (must be received directly from each college).
  3. Pay the $50 application fee, collected at the end of the ApplyTexas application process.

Next Steps:

Decision letters

Decision letters should arrive within two to three weeks of submitting a complete application.

mySFA account

Once you apply, you’ll get your own mySFA account within one week. mySFA is the official communication method of the university. Log on and set up your account right away to check on financial aid awards, housing assignments and class registration.

Transfer Orientation

Register through the Orientation tab on mySFA

At Transfer Lumberjack Orientation you will:

  • Learn about SFA resources, campus processes and university traditions
  • Meet with your academic advisor
  • Register for classes


Scholarships and Aid

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

Bacterial meningitis vaccine

State law requires new students have a bacterial meningitis vaccine at least 10 days prior to enrollment. 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.

Academic Advising

To register for classes each semester, academic advising is required.

  1. Log in to mySFA.
  2. Click on the "Advising" tab.
  3. Locate the "My Advisor" box.


When is the application deadline?

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

What is an official transcript?

A transcript is considered official if it is delivered in the original, sealed envelope or sent electronically from the institution.

How much does it cost to attend SFA?

Check out the breakdown of tuition and fees for resident and non-resident students on the Cost of Attendance page.

Where can I submit my missing admissions documents?

Send your missing admissions documents to the Office of Admissions by mail, email or fax:

P.O. Box 13051, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

Fax: 936.468.3849


Office of Admissions
Fax: 936.468.3149
Staff directory
Admissions counselors

Physical Address:
Rusk Building
Room 206

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