Hundreds of students transfer to The University of Tampa each year. UT accepts transfer students from two- and four-year institutions at any class level. UT recognizes that the needs of transfer students may be different from those of freshmen and works to make the transition to the University as smooth as possible. Please contact a transfer admissions counselor with any questions about the application process. Schedule an appointment to visit campus today.  

How to Apply

  • Students who have completed college credit hours after graduating from high school should apply as transfers. (Transfer credits are evaluated after admission.)
  • Apply online, use the Common Application or the Coalition Application.
  • Those who have completed 17 or more college credits should submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended and final high school transcripts.
  • Those who have completed less than 17 credit hours should also include test scores.
  • Include $40 nonrefundable application fee.
  • International transfers should see the international admissions information.

The following majors require additional departmental applications and/or requirements:

  • Athletic Training (separate application and requirements)
  • Education (separate application after completion of first 30 credit hours)
  • Nursing (separate application after completion of all pre-nursing prerequisites)
  • Music (audition required)
  • Performing Arts (audition required)
  • Theatre (audition required)

NOTE: Former UT students who left the University under academic dismissal must submit a personal statement discussing their activities since dismissal and why they believe they will be more successful if readmitted. Applicants must submit the personal statement and admission application by June 1 for the fall term, by Dec. 1 for the spring term and by April 1 for the summer terms.


The University admits on a rolling admissions basis allowing application submissions throughout the year, but students are encouraged to apply early.

For admission and scholarship purposes, UT calculates transfer GPA for all courses attempted at all universities attended. This cumulative GPA will not appear on a student’s UT transcript. Once enrolled, only grades received at  UT are used to calculate a GPA.

Students transferring with an Associate of Arts degree from a Florida public community college or one of the community colleges with which UT has an articulation agreement may be accepted with junior standing (minimum 60 credit hours).

Admissions Deposit

To reserve your spot at UT, an admissions deposit is required. Once admitted, students should pay a $500 deposit (if you plan to live on campus) or a $300 deposit (if you plan to commute). This deposit is not refundable after May 1 for the summer and fall terms and after Oct. 1 for the spring term. It will be credited to your student account. Please note that admissions deposits are accepted on a rolling basis until the class is full.

New students who pay an admissions deposit receive instructions by mail on how to register for classes in mid-May for the fall and summer terms and in mid-November for the spring term.

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Contact Information

Office of Admissions
University of Tampa
401 West Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33606 USA
Phone: (813) 253-6211
Toll free: 888-MINARET (646-2738)
Fax: (813) 258-7398  

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