University of Houston-Victoria


Transfer Credit Policies and Grades

General Policies

Undergraduate coursework completed at previously attended colleges and universities initially is evaluated based on four general criteria:

  1. Core curriculum requirements - Coursework completed at a Texas public institution of higher education that meets that institution’s core curriculum requirement will be accepted and will satisfy UHV’s core curriculum requirement provided the credits are within the approved transfer curriculum of the student’s declared major at UHV. This acceptance is based upon Rule 5.402 of the Texas Administrative Code.

  2. Accreditation status of sending institution - Coursework must come from an institution recognized in some form by the U.S. Department of Education or the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Academic coursework completed at a regionally accredited institution at the college level that is not remedial generally is accepted when criteria Nos. 3 and 4 are met. All other coursework, including that which is completed at an institution of higher education with national accreditation, is reviewed on a case-by-case basis with required consideration of the following two criteria.

  3. Compatibility with academic coursework at UHV - Courses must be equivalent to courses offered at UHV and will be reviewed on a course-by-course basis by the appropriate UHV school for equivalency.

  4. Applicability to program of study - Courses must fulfill established degree requirements for graduation as either elective or major credit and will be reviewed on a course-by-course basis by the appropriate UHV school for applicability to the program of study.

Developmental, technical and vocational courses are non-transferable, except those required for university degree programs.

Transfer Grades

Courses transfer to UHV on the same level and with the corresponding number of hours as earned at another institution. Grades are never lowered in transfer.

When a course has been repeated for credit, the last grade and credit hours will determine the acceptance for the course.

Grades from all transferable courses will be used for admission purposes, but will not be calculated into your institutional GPA at UHV.

Additional transfer credit policies and regulations may be found in the UHV Catalog. 

Use our new Transfer Estimator tool designed to help you estimate how many credits may transfer to your chosen degree program at UHV. Questions regarding transfer of credit should be directed to transfer credit staff in Admissions & Student Recruitment or to the appropriate school’s dean for the student’s academic program of study.


Transfer Credit Estimator

 transfer two finish

As a future Jaguar, you can now use the Transfer Credit Estimator to make transferring to UHV easier. The tool will help you see how your credits apply, plan your semesters and discover ways to help you finish your bachelor’s degree in the shortest time possible.

Transfer Estimator