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How to Apply: External Transfer Applicants to Studio Art

Looking for information about this program before applying?
Learn about the undergraduate Studio Art program →

Application Deadline
March 1

Things to Know before Applying

  • Students are admitted for the fall semester only.
  • Applicants must have a transfer GPA of at least 3.00 to be considered for admission.

  • Preference is given to applicants who have completed the equivalents of our AAH Core courses. Learn more about coursework equivalents.

1. Complete the admission application to UT Austin.

Things to Know

  • When prompted in the application, enter your first-choice major as one of the following:
    BA Studio Art (570800)
    BFA Studio Art (509953)
  • Applicants will only be considered for admission to one major in the department.

  • When prompted in the application for essays, you should submit Essay Topic D as the second required essay.

Begin University Application →

2. Submit your portfolio.

Learn how to prepare your portfolio.

Fall 2021 Transfer Portfolio Portals will open online mid-December 2020. 

3. Track the status of your application materials.

After you submit your university application, you’ll receive an email that includes your UT EID (university digital identification), allowing you to access the MyStatus website at

Go to MyStatus →


Review our Undergraduate FAQ and the university’s Admissions website.

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