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Internal Transfer

An internal transfer student is one who is enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin, and applies for admission to transfer into the McCombs School of Business. The process is highly competitive. It is not recommended that students enroll in another college at UT Austin on the assumption that they will transfer into the McCombs School of Business. The McCombs School of Business accepts students for Fall and Spring terms.




Important Dates - Fall Admission

  • Application Opens: February 1, 2024
  • Deadline: May 1, 2024, 11:59 PM
  • Decisions Released: Mid-June




Helpful Tips

  1. Attend an Internal Transfer information session (Click on the Information Session link below for details)
  2. Review the Office of Admission Internal Transfer process here.
  3. Apply Online.
  4. The application includes a Personal Statement and one optional response.

Review the prompts here:  

Prompt: Please provide a Statement of Educational Intent to include your personal and professional goals and how a degree in the proposed major will prepare you for your future career and/or educational endeavors. Submissions to the McCombs School of Business should address how you will add to the McCombs community and how a business education helps you meet your future personal and/or educational endeavors. (max 500 words)

Optional Response Prompt: Describe any circumstances that may have adversely impacted your academic performance at UT Austin? (max 500 words)




GPA Requirement

  • 3.4 Minimum in-residence UT GPA required to apply. However, GPA to gain admission is typically much higher.
  • 3.87 Average GPA of admitted Internal Transfer students for Fall 2023 class.

24 hours in-residence at UT Austin

  • Spring 2024 Admission: Coursework must be completed by the end of the fall term. 
  • Fall 2024 Admission: Coursework must be completed by the end of the spring term. Summer courses taken after the application deadline do not count.
  • Placement (credit by exam), correspondence, extension, pass/fail, PED, and/or transfer hours will not work to fulfill the in-residence requirement. 

Course Requirements

  • Calculus I (M 408K, N or C, or M 403K, M 303K, M 308K, M 503K, M 508K, or M 408R)*
  • Calculus II (M 408L, D, M or S, or M 403L, M303L, M 308L, M503L, M508L)*
  • Microeconomics (ECO 304K)
  • Macroeconomics (ECO 304L)
  • Spring 2024 Admission: All prerequisite coursework must be completed by the December 1 deadline. If the prerequisite coursework listed above has not been completed by the December 1 deadline, ONLY prerequisite coursework taken at UT Austin will be considered. Transferring credit from outside institutions will not be allowed for the Spring Admission cycle. (It will be permitted for the Fall Admission cycle.) 
  • Fall 2024 Admission: All required coursework must be completed by the end of the spring term. Summer courses taken after the application deadline do not count.

Most business students take the K and L calculus sequence. 

Students that claim AP credit for M408R will satisfy the Calculus I requirement. Students that complete M408R in-residence at UT Austin will satisfy both Calculus I and Calculus II requirements. 

Demonstrate Foreign Language Proficiency

  • Two years of the same foreign language in high school OR
  • Two units of college credit of the same foreign language.

More Information

  • Ethical, academic and other university violations will be considered and could prevent admission to the McCombs BBA Program.
  • Candidates must apply within their first, four long-semesters at UT-Austin.


Students with 90 or more hours or a completed degree are encouraged to consider other options, such as completing a degree in their current college/school or alternate institution with the option of pursuing an MBA or MPA degree at a later date.

  • 90 hours includes any university setting coursework, but it does not include dual credit or placement credit from high school.
  • An undergraduate degree in Business is not required for entry into a Masters program in Business or Accounting. The majority of people pursuing an MBA degree do not have undergraduate degrees in Business.

Additional Opportunities (Require separate admission procedures)  

Canfield Business Honors Program

Requires a separate application in addition to the Internal Transfer application. Sophomore admission only.

  • Application Deadline: June 1
  • Decisions Released: July 15

Canfield BHP Sophomore Admissions

Integrated MPA 

Requires separate application.

  • ACC 311 and ACC 312 must be completed.
  • Application Deadline: June 1 
  • Decisions Released: Late June - early July

For more information, contact the appropriate office. You must be admitted as an internal transfer before Business Honors and the Integrated MPA programs will consider your application.

Integrated MPA Admissions 

Information Sessions

Information Sessions

Spring 2024

  • Thursday, February 8, 2024 | 4 - 5 p.m. | CBA 3.304 (CBA Events Room)
  • Wednesday, March 6, 2024 | 4 - 5 p.m. | CBA 3.304 (CBA Events Room)
  • Tuesday, March 26, 2024 | 4 - 5 p.m. | CBA 3.304 (CBA Events Room)
  • Thursday, April 4, 2024 | 4 - 5 p.m. | CBA 3.304 (CBA Events Room)
  • Wednesday, April 24, 2023 | 4 -5 p.m. | Virtual (Zoom Link) 


Have questions about the internal transfer admissions process? Email the BBA Outreach team

After Internal Transfer Admission

After Internal Transfer Admission

How do I register for classes after I am admitted?

During the application, you should register for a regular course load as though you are not applying for transfer admission to business. During your next registration period, you will be allowed to register for business courses. Visit our Advising site for more information about steps after admission. 

When do I declare a major?

If you are admitted to the McCombs School of Business, you will be listed as an unspecified business major. You can declare a specific business major (eg., Accounting, Marketing, etc.) in the McCombs BBA Program Office once you:

  1. Enroll in the McCombs School of Business
  2. Remove all high school unit deficiencies
  3. Complete 30 hours of college credit, including:
  4. Calculus I and Calculus II
  5. Microeconomics & Macroeconomics
  6. BA 101 and MAN 101
  7. Register with BBA Career Management 



  1. Pursue a different major at the University of  Texas at Austin and complement it with a McCombs Certificate or Minor.  
  2. Visit the Vick Advising Excellence Center for Strategic Advising and Career Counseling. Career counselors work to help students clarify goals, explore interests, discuss personal concerns and develop a plan of action for their transition from college to a career.
  3. Consider McCombs for a graduate business degree. An undergraduate degree in Business is not required for entry into a Masters program in Business or Accounting.

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