The Economics Department

Current UT Student Internal Transfer

The application for internal transfer into Economics has closed for the summer. We will repoen the application by August 25.

Applications will be processed on a rolling basis during the fall and spring semesters. The application will be closed over winter and summer break.

Eligibility Requirement: Must have attended an info session prior to application.


Spring 2021 info sessions have all passed. We will post information on fall info sessions on this page in August. We do not yet have dates or format information for the fall info sessions. We will hold several at the start of the fall semester so that students will have the opportunity to apply for transfer effective fall 2021.



After I have attended an info session and applied, how soon will I be officially declared an Economics major? If you apply before noon on the 8th class day in the spring or fall semester, your major change/addition will be effective that same semester (but due to processing time it might take a few weeks before the change is reflected on your record). If you apply after the 8th class day, in most cases your major change will be proposed for the following long semester.

Is admission to the Economics major competitive? Is there a GPA cut-off? No, currently there is no GPA requirement and approval is not on a competitive basis. Our goal is to accept all students who want Economics as their major as long as they have attended an info session.

Do I need to meet a minimum number of credit hours completed in-residence to apply? No, you may apply during your first semester. 

Is there a maximum number of hours taken or semesters completed to be eligible to apply? No. 

I need to declare the major now in order to graduate on time! We definitely want to support your efforts to graduate on time! Non-majors may register for restricted upper division Economics courses on the last day of registration provided stated prerequisites are met and if seats are available. However, you will need to follow the stated internal transfer process and deadlines to officially declare the major.

I still have questions. Can I talk to an advisor? If you still have questions about the major or the application process, please attend one of our information sessions. Information sessions are REQUIRED for declaring the major AND you must attend one if you would like to schedule an appointment with an advisor before declaring. For any other questions please contact:


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