Admission and Registration


Admission to the University

Admission and readmission of undergraduate students to the University is the responsibility of the director of admissions. Information about admission to the University is given in the General Information Catalog.

Admission to the Professional Sequence in Nursing

Application to the School of Nursing is made concurrently when applying to the University. Acceptance into the School of Nursing is based on (1) the strength of the student's academic background; (2) participation in extracurricular and work activities, especially related to community service and health care; and (3) the quality of the essay.

Transfer Admission

Internal Transfer

The University of Texas at Austin students currently enrolled in other departments who want to change majors to nursing are encouraged to attend a School of Nursing Internal Transfer Information Session. To be considered for change of major admission, the student must have completed Chemistry 301, Principles of Chemistry I, Statistics and Data Sciences 302F, Foundations of Data Analysis, and  Biology 311C, Introductory Biology I. Additionally, students should be on schedule to graduate within four years and have a University grade point average of 3.00. Internal transfer requests may be very competitive, and admission is offered only on a space-available basis. Interested students should consult The University of Texas at Austin policy for Transfer from One Division to Another within the General Information Catalog, as well as the School of Nursing website for current details about the transfer process and available information sessions.

External Transfer

All students who wish to transfer to the University from another institution must apply to the University Office of Admissions as described in the General Information CatalogTransfer students must meet the same requirements as University students seeking admission to the School of Nursing and select nursing as their first choice major. To be considered for transfer admission to the School of Nursing, students must have completed 24 semester hours of transferable coursework and are advised to attend an information session. Transfer admission to the School of Nursing is competitive. Transfer applications are competitively reviewed, and admission is offered on a space-available basis. Since space is limited, applicants are strongly encouraged to indicate a second choice of major in case they are not admitted to the School of Nursing.

A student who wishes to transfer into the upper-division nursing coursework from another nursing school after starting nursing clinical or lab work must make an appointment with the School of Nursing, Office of Student Services for academic advising and transcript review. Students from other nursing schools must consult an advisor in the School of Nursing before applying for admission to the University. In addition to meeting the regular University admission requirements, the student must apply for admission to the School of Nursing. He or she must submit an official transcript from each institution attended, letters of recommendation from faculty members at the previous nursing school, and course information for all completed nursing courses. Requests to transfer into upper division at the School of Nursing are approved on a limited, space-available basis.

Transfer students must meet the same requirements as University students seeking admission to the professional sequence; however, they are considered for admission to the School of Nursing only if they are admitted to the University.


The General Information Catalog gives information about registration, adding and dropping courses, transfer from one division of the University to another, and auditing a course. The Course Schedule, published before registration each semester, includes registration instructions, advising locations, and the times, places, and instructors of classes. The Course Schedule and the General Information Catalog are published on the University Registrar’s website