Welcome to the WT family, we are so glad you have decided to join the Buff community! Students from colleges and universities across the country have experienced a smooth transition while transferring to WT. It is our desire that you share that experience. Transfer Plans are available specific to Amarillo College, Clarendon College, Frank Phillips College, Midland College, and South Plains College. These plans outline required courses for an associate’s degree at the community college AND a bachelor’s degree at WT by major program.
WTAMU will be hosting Transfer Information Sessions the second Friday of each month, designed to make your transition to Buff Life a great experience. Another great place to find helpful tips and insight is our Transfer Student Resources page.
Students who are enrolled in their first or second semester of college at Amarillo College, Clarendon College, or Frank Phillip's College may elect to participate in Destination WT. It's only for students planning to transfer in a year or two. The best part is that application fees are waived and a scholarship will be waiting for you when you transfer. So sign-up now! Visit our Destination WT page for more information.
Who is a Transfer
A transfer student is defined, in general, as a student that has attempted course work at another college or university after receiving a high school diploma or GED. Students who apply when they are high school seniors for enrollment in the summer, fall or spring semester after high school graduation are considered first-time freshmen.
Spring and Fall 2013 Admission Requirements Transfer students who wish to be considered for admission should submit the following documentation:
- Apply Texas Application
- $40 non-refundable application or fee waiver request
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
The following required documents apply only to students who have completed less than 12 transferable academic hours from another regionally accredited college or university:
- Official high school transcripts.
- Entrance exam scores on the American College Test (ACT) or Scholastic Assessment Test I (SAT I).
- Texas Success Initiative (TSI)-approved test scores or proof of exemption. (See the “Texas Success Initiative (TSI)” section of this catalog.)
Applicants who hold an associate’s degree from a regionally-accredited community college OR have a combination of transferable hours and GPA outlined below are guaranteed admission:
Transferable Hours GPAApplicants that do not meet admission guarantee criteria above but have at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA will be evaluated under a competitive review process. Factors considered may include, but are not be limited to: types of courses taken, rigor of curriculum, pattern of progress, and potential for success.
12 - 23 hours 2.50 or greater cumulative
24 or more hours 2.25 or greater cumulative
Students who are currently suspended from another college or university are not eligible for admission to West Texas A&M University.
Other Important Information
Arrange for official transcripts to be sent from any colleges or universities previously attended. Request for official transcripts to be mailed to:
Office of Admissions
West Texas A&M University
Canyon, Texas 79016
Unofficial documents may be faxed to 806-651-5285.
Transfer Plans are available specific to Amarillo College, Clarendon College, Frank Phillips College, Midland College, and South Plains College. These plans outline required courses for an associate’s degree at the community college AND a bachelor’s degree at WT by major program.
Students have the right to appeal the University’s admission decision. An appeal to reconsider an admissions decision may or may not change the decision. There are generally two reasons that a decision will be changed: (1) extenuating circumstances that were previously undisclosed, or (2) if the academic record changed significantly from the information on file. Information about the appeal process.
Students that apply for campus housing prior to the May 1 priority date will receive their room assignment no later than June 15. The online housing application.
Phone: 1-800-99-WTAMU or 806-651-2020
Office of Admissions
WTAMU Box 60907
Online: information request form