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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.

You should apply as a transfer student if you:

  • are currently enrolled at any college or university
  • or if you have enrolled at any college or university after high school graduation.

Transfer students with fewer than 15 attempted credits are required to submit additional application materials. 

Understand transferable hours

A maximum of 66 academic hours plus up to four 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:

SFA has created partnerships with several Texas institutions to ensure a seamless transition to your bachelor's degree. View the Partnering Institutions webpage to learn more.

Admission requirements and review process

To apply to SFA as a transfer students you must have a cumulative 2.0 GPA on all transferable work attempted and cannot be on academic suspension.

Submit all required materials as soon as possible. Applying early opens opportunities for scholarships, financial aid, housing and orientation. Complete applications will be reviewed for admission and decisions communicated on a rolling basis. Applicants will automatically be considered for SFA's Lumberjack Transfer Scholarship Program.

Ready to apply?

To apply, the Office of Admissions must receive your:

  1. Completed application for admission
  2. Official college transcripts (must be received directly from the college or university)
  3. $50 application fee, collected at the end of the application you complete in step 1

Note: If you have fewer than 15 attempted credits, you also much submit:

  1. Final official high school transcript (must be received directly from the school)
  2. Official standardized test scores (Codes: ACT 4188, SAT 6682)

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

Bacterial meningitis immunization requirement

In order to live on campus or take face-to-face classes, state law requires new students have a bacterial meningitis vaccine, that is less than five years old, administered at least 10 days prior to the start of term.


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