Transfer Applicants: Admission and Financial Aid

Transfer Admission

TU’s Transfer Philosophy

The University of Tulsa (TU) seeks to recruit and admit talented transfer students of diverse backgrounds and experiences and is dedicated to providing them collaborative and integrated learning experiences with clear curricular pathways to graduation.  By fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment, TU strives to intentionally connect transfer students to the university, its mission, and its values.  TU commits to supporting transfer students as they achieve their personal, academic, intellectual, and professional goals which prepares them to make positive contributions on campus, in the community, and the world.

How to Apply

  • OPTION 1: Complete The University of Tulsa Online Application

TU Transfer Online App

  • OPTION 2: Complete and submit The Common Application

Common App


Application Deadlines

TermBest ConsiderationApplication DeadlineNotification of Admission
FallMarch 15 (February 1 for music/theatre auditions)August 1*Rolling Admission
SpringOctober 1December 1*Rolling Admission
*All application documents, including transcripts, must be received by this date.

Transfer Credit

  • Credit earned from regionally accredited colleges and universities is generally transferable if a grade of C or better has been earned in the course and if The University of Tulsa offers a comparable course.
  • Courses taken pass/fail are not transferable unless a grade of C or better can be documented.
  • Faculty policy determines which courses are applicable towards a chosen major.
  • The last 45 hours of the degree program must be completed at TU.

For credits earned during Spring 2020, TU will accept Pass/Fail transfer of credit without the constraint that it be equivalent to at least a grade of C. In addition, for Spring 2020, Pass/Fail credits will be accepted in all cases in which TU would normally accept a grade of C or higher, including minors and majors, with the exception of accreditation and licensure restrictions.

Application Status

You will need your username and password that was emailed to you after you applied in order to check your application status.