Be A Bearkat - Transfer Students

Start Your New Adventure

Continue your journey to a bachelor’s degree as a Bearkat!

With more than 90+ undergraduate degrees, 60+ master’s degrees, 10 doctoral degrees and 1 professional degree spread across 8 colleges, and over 260 student organizations and clubs excited for new members or the 17 varsity sports programs to follow throughout the year, there is something for everyone at Sam Houston State University.

You are considered a transfer student if...

Transfer Requirements

  • 0-11 Hours: Meet beginning freshman requirements & Minimum 2.5 GPA on transferable hours
  • 12-17 Hours: Minimum 2.5 GPA on transferable hours
  • 18+ Hours: Minimum 2.0 GPA on transferable hours

SHSU accepts a maximum of 70 credit hours: 66 academic hours + 4 hours of activity-based physical education (kinesiology) hours.

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Estimated cost per semester: Tuition & fees: $4480; Books: $285; Total: $4765. Based on Fall 2022/Spring 2023 rates and subject to change.

How do I transfer to Sam Houston?
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Admissions application deadlines: Fall: August 1; Spring: December 15; Summer: May 15

Who can you contact with questions?

For transfer assistance, support, and guidance with admissions, financial aid, transfer course equivalency, degree discovery, and more, contact SHSU Admissions at 936.294.1828, or schedule an appointment with a transfer admissions counselor.

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Support Your Journey

At SHSU, we have many resources available to help you along your journey to becoming a Bearkat!

Get To Know SHSU Better...

Check out our Bearkat Blog, watch a quick tour video or sign up for a full in-person tour, see what life is like at SHSU.

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SHSU At A Glance
  • Region
    • US - South
    • Online
  • Type of School
    • 4-Year Public
  • Campus Size
    • Large (>20,000 students)
  • Campus Setting
    • Rural
  • Application Types
    • Regular Decision
    • Rolling Admissions
  • Application Style
    • State-wide College Application
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Accepted, Now What?

Congratulations on your acceptance to Sam Houston State University! Your transition to SHSU should be easy and our office is here to help as you start your next adventure. To begin your Accepted Student Journey, click the link below.