Transferring from STC to UTPA will help you meet your education and career goals – and the transition is easier than you think. Together, STC and UTPA advisors will help you make decisions and answer your questions regarding admissions, financial aid and scholarships, transfer coursework, and articulated courses.
Types of events:
UTPA admissions and financial aid staff will be on your campus. Visit and discuss our UTPA admissions guidelines.
- Bring YOUR college transcripts from all institutions you have attended for an on-the spot evaluation.
- Set up YOUR ASSIST account.
- Meet YOUR financial aid advisor.
- Meet with YOUR career services advisor.
- Check out our latest software to help you stay on track to graduate!
- Sing-up for orientation.
Upcoming Transfer Days
UTPA will have Transfer Days at Pecan Campus on the following days:
- April 12, 2012 from 12:00pm-4:30pm. Building K, room 2.926
- May 3, 2012 from 12:00pm-4:30pm. Building K, room 2.926
Transfer Visits by Campus
UTPA recruiters will be available to discuss with you our programs and give you literature about UTPA.
UTPA will also be visiting the STC Campus on:
- March 20,2012- Starr County
- March 22,2012- Mid-Valley (Building G)
- March 27, 2012- Nursing Campus
Remember, the State of Texas makes it easy for STC students to transfer to UTPA. Use the following transfer tips for seamless and successful transfer:
Understand how courses transfer.
Transferring courses is easier in Texas than many other states because Texas has a Common Course Numbering System. This means similar courses that are taught at public colleges and universities in the first two years of college are identified by common numbers (although the numbers may not be used on your campus). Each college and university catalog identifies freshman- and sophomore-level courses that have common course numbers. If you’re planning to transfer, these are often the best courses to choose. Sometimes your college may have a special transfer agreement with another school for other courses to transfer. Be sure to see an advisor, who can help you sort out the information and make the right choices.
Most students want to transfer from one school to another without hassles and without losing credit they have already earned. Luckily, you can do this by following a few important steps. Your college or university has advisors trained to help you make the right decisions about what courses to take when you are preparing to transfer. Be sure to contact an advisor at the school you’re planning to transfer to as well. Getting help from both your current school and the new school is the best way to make your transition as smooth as possible.
Make a transfer plan.
Start by identifying a major that corresponds with your chosen career field. Plan carefully, because changing majors can result in course hours lost in transfer. There are many courses that transfer from one college or university to another, but your ability to apply those courses to your degree program will depend on if they fit into your transfer school’s degree plan. Transferring schools will work best if you get information about the degree plan you want to follow at the school you want to attend, and then match the required course work as closely as possible prior to transferring. The earlier you identify a plan, the better chance you have of transferring without losing a single credit hour toward your degree plan. An advisor who understands the transfer process can help you put your plan together.
Research financial aid options.
There are many forms of financial assistance available, including scholarships (university, transfer, major, etc.), grants, loans and GI Bill. You may qualify for more than one.
Be aware of admissions requirements and application deadlines.
All universities have deadline dates and admission requirements for transfer students. Usually, the deadline is at least one (1) semester before you start.