The Economics Department

Current UT Student Internal Transfer

Spring 2020 Internal Transfer Information

Please read closely, as requirements have changed.

Eligibility Requirement:

In order to be eligible for internal transfer, you must have attended an Economics internal transfer info session.

The deadline to attend an info session for fall 2020 admission is May 1. If you have attended an info session in a previous semester, you do not need to attend another one.

The Economics Department no longer requires ECO 304K, ECO 304L, or Calculus I and II for internal transfer. The only eligibility requirement is attendance at an info session.

Spring 2020 Important Dates

March 1: Online Application Opens

May 1: Application Closes

                Deadline to Attend an Info Session

                Restricted Economics classes open to non-majors who meet prerequisites

May 4-8: All students who have attended an info session and applied for internal transfer will be declared as Economics majors.

Spring 2020 Info Session dates:

Tuesday January 21 | 5:30pm | BRB 1.118

Thursday January 30 | 11:00am | BRB 1.118

Wednesday February 12 | 5:30pm | BRB 2.136

Monday February 17 | 1:00pm | BRB 1.118

Wednesday March 4 | 5:30 pm | BRB 1.120

Thursday March 12 | 1:00pm | BRB 2.136

Tuesday April 7 | 5:30pm | BRB 1.118

Friday April 17 | 1:00pm | BRB 1.120

Monday April 20 | 5:30pm | BRB 1.118

Thursday April 23 | 5:30pm | BRB 1.118

Tuesday April 28 | 5:30pm | BRB 1.118

Friday May 1 | 10:00am | BRB 1.120


Fall 2020 Internal Transfer Information


Beginning in the Fall 2020 semester, applications will be processed on a rolling basis.

Online application opens August 24, 2020.

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


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:


The application for spring admission is closed. The application period for fall admission will be March 1-May 1.