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Psychology Admissions

CURRENT UT STUDENTS (Internal Transfer)

Beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year, the Department of Psychology will only accept applications during the Spring semester. Our next application cycle will begin in Spring 2023.

To be eligible for internal transfer into Psychology undergraduate program, you must meet all by the end of the semester in which you are applying:

*excluding credit-by-exam, extension, correspondence, and transfer

  • PSY courses- at least one taken for a letter grade in residence at UT -Hours at UT- Complete minimum 12 hours for a letter grade in residence at UT
  • Latest you can apply- maximum of four long semesters after high school graduation

**priority given to students with less than 75 hours of college credit

  • Must add as first or second major only
  • Be currently enrolled at UT Austin & submit a complete application by the posted deadline

*** A student may apply only twice to change his/her major to Psychology.

Please RSVP for info sessions by 4:00 PM the day prior.

  • Wednesday, 9/21, 4:00-5:00 PM CST |  RSVP
  • Thursday, 10/13, 2:00-3:00 PM CST |  RSVP
  • Friday, 11/11, 4:00-5:00 0 PM CST |  RSVP

Please use your UT Zoom account to ensure access.
If you have any questions, please direct them to psy-apply@utexas.edu.

The number of students who want to major in Psychology exceeds the number who can be adequately instructed by the faculty. Therefore meeting the minimum hour and GPA requirements is not a guarantee of admission to the Psychology major.

The primary criteria will be overall GPA and hours taken at UT Austin.

Other factors include: number of PSY courses taken, evidence of long-term interest in Psychology (e.g., research, work in health/human services, etc.), total hours completed, and whether or not the student plans to switch majors or add PSY as a double major.

Apply here! 
You will receive a confirmation email message upon receipt of your application. All submissions must be received by 11:59 pm on the day of the deadline.

Application periods

Fall admission: February 1- May 1 (DEADLINE 11:59 PM)

Questions about admission? Email: psy-apply@utexas.edu 

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  • To be eligible for internal transfer into Psychology undergraduate program, you must meet all by the end of the semester in which you are applying:

    *excluding credit-by-exam, extension, correspondence, and transfer

    • PSY courses- at least one taken for a letter grade in residence at UT -Hours at UT- Complete minimum 12 hours for a letter grade in residence at UT
    • Latest you can apply- maximum of four long semesters after high school graduation

    **priority given to students with less than 75 hours of college credit

    • Must add as first or second major only
    • Be currently enrolled at UT Austin & submit a complete application by the posted deadline

    *** A student may apply only twice to change his/her major to Psychology.

  • UPCOMING INTERNAL TRANSFER INFORMATION SESSIONS

    Please RSVP for info sessions by 4:00 PM the day prior.

    • Wednesday, 2/16, 9:00-10:00 AM CST |  RSVP
    • Tuesday, 3/01, 8:30-9:30 AM CST |  RSVP
    • Thursday, 3/10, 3:30-4:30 PM CST |  RSVP
    • Monday, 3/28, 9:00-10:00 AM CST |  RSVP
    • Friday, 4/15, 1:00-2:00 PM CST |  RSVP

    Please use your UT Zoom account to ensure access.
    If you have any questions, please direct them to psy-apply@utexas.edu.

  • SELECTION OF PSYCHOLOGY MAJORS

    The number of students who want to major in Psychology exceeds the number who can be adequately instructed by the faculty. Therefore meeting the minimum hour and GPA requirements is not a guarantee of admission to the Psychology major.

    The primary criteria will be overall GPA and hours taken at UT Austin.

    Other factors include: number of PSY courses taken, evidence of long-term interest in Psychology (e.g., research, work in health/human services, etc.), total hours completed, and whether or not the student plans to switch majors or add PSY as a double major.

  • APPLICATION

    Apply here! 
    You will receive a confirmation email message upon receipt of your application. All submissions must be received by 11:59 pm on the day of the deadline.

    Application periods

    Summer or Fall admission: February 1- May 1 (DEADLINE 11:59 PM)
    Spring admission: September 1- December 1 (DEADLINE 11:59 PM)

    Questions about admission? Email: psy-apply@utexas.edu 

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INCOMING STUDENTS

To declare Psychology as your major when you first enter UT as a freshman: you must indicate PSYCHOLOGY as your first choice major on your UT application form.

For information on admission standards, visit the UT Office of Admissions website.

Upon admission as a Psychology major, plan to attend the Freshman Orientation Program in the summer; this is when you will meet with an advisor and have your advising bar removed.

Plan to take PSY 301—Introduction to Psychology in your first year if you don't have credit already.

For questions, email us at psy-undergrad@utexas.edu.

For information on admission standards, visit the UT Office of Admissions website.

*Note that we play no role in the admissions process.

To declare Psychology as your major when you first enter UT as a Transfer Student, you must indicate PSYCHOLOGY as your first choice major on your UT application form.

Upon admission as a Psychology major, plan to attend the Transfer Orientation Program before you begin your studies- this is when you will meet with an advisor and register for courses. 

Email questions to psy-undergrad@utexas.edu

PSY 301 Intro to Psychology- Required for all psychology majors (with a C or better); prerequisite for all other Psycholgoy courses. Can be taken in transfer.

PSY 420M Psychological Methods & Statistics-Required for all psychology majors (with a C or better). Prerequisite for all other upper division PSY courses (with a "C" or better), and can ONLY be taken at UT, NOT in transfer.

Additional PSY Courses in transfer- Might transfer with "generic" course evaluations, such as PSY 3HRS or PSY 3ADV. Check with an advisor to see how these courses can apply toward the Psychology major. 18 hours of Psychology coursework in residence (at UT) is required

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  • To declare Psychology as your major when you first enter UT as a freshman: you must indicate PSYCHOLOGY as your first choice major on your UT application form.

    For information on admission standards, visit the UT Office of Admissions website.

    Upon admission as a Psychology major, plan to attend the Freshman Orientation Program in the summer; this is when you will meet with an advisor and have your advising bar removed.

    Plan to take PSY 301—Introduction to Psychology in your first year if you don't have credit already.

    For questions, email us at psy-undergrad@utexas.edu.

  • INCOMING TRANSFER STUDENTS

    For information on admission standards, visit the UT Office of Admissions website.

    *Note that we play no role in the admissions process.

    To declare Psychology as your major when you first enter UT as a Transfer Student, you must indicate PSYCHOLOGY as your first choice major on your UT application form.

    Upon admission as a Psychology major, plan to attend the Transfer Orientation Program before you begin your studies- this is when you will meet with an advisor and register for courses. 

    Email questions to psy-undergrad@utexas.edu

  • INFORMATION ABOUT TRANSFER OF PSY COURSES

    PSY 301 Intro to Psychology- Required for all psychology majors (with a C or better); prerequisite for all other Psycholgoy courses. Can be taken in transfer.

    PSY 420M Psychological Methods & Statistics-Required for all psychology majors (with a C or better). Prerequisite for all other upper division PSY courses (with a "C" or better), and can ONLY be taken at UT, NOT in transfer.

    Additional PSY Courses in transfer- Might transfer with "generic" course evaluations, such as PSY 3HRS or PSY 3ADV. Check with an advisor to see how these courses can apply toward the Psychology major. 18 hours of Psychology coursework in residence (at UT) is required

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