Transfer Students

Welcome Transfer Students! The Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) is here to assist new transfer students with transfer advising questions and concerns. Our goal as academic advisors is to help you through this transition as smoothly as possible. Academic advising is important to your success and progression to graduation.

Lamar University Transfer Students

The following steps and resources will help you as you transition to Lamar University from your previous educational institution.

Steps and Resources

Preparing for the Transition

Information on the process of evaluating transcripts and what resources are available to learn about academic life at Lamar University.

1. Applying to and being accepted at Lamar University

The Office of Admissions will guide you through this process. Visit the Transfer Students Admission page for information on the application process, including deadlines, admission requirements and transfer credit acceptance.

2. Processing your transfer credits

The official review of transfer courses is completed after a student has applied and been admitted to Lamar. The following resources may be useful to determine how your credits will transfer before being admitted to Lamar.

  • Transfer Equivalency Guide - The Transfer Equivalency Guide generates a table of course equivalencies for the selected community/junior college.  
  • Texas Common Course Numbering System (TCCNS) - The TCCNS Common Course Matrix allows users to compare the common course numbers between two Texas institutions to determine equivalencies for freshman and sophomore level courses.

3. Learn about your new environment

Even though you are a seasoned college student, every university has things that make it unique. Take the time to learn about your major and to understand university expectations, requirements and policies.

New Transfer Student Advising

Information on what needs to be accomplished before your advising session and how to schedule an appointment with your advisor.

At Lamar University, students are required to meet with their advisor at least once a semester before registering for classes.

Before you schedule your advising appointment, make sure you have completed the following steps.

1. Determine if you are exempt or if you need to take the TSI Assessment to determine placement in college courses.

2. Check your Self-Service Banner account to ensure that we have received and evaluated your transcripts.
Self-Service Banner>Student Tab>Student Records>Academic Transcript

3. Check your holds and address any that would prevent your advising session.
Self-Service Banner>Student Tab>Student Records>View Holds

After you complete the above steps, you are eligible to make your advising appointment.

Who is Your Advisor?

Juniors and Seniors: Transfer students with 60 or more transferrable college credits will be advised by their academic department.  The Find My Advisor page can be used to find out how to contact your advisor.

Freshmen and Sophomores:  Transfer students not at Junior or Senior standing, will see an advisor in the Undergraduate Advising Center.  To schedule an appointment please call (409) 880-8822.

Setting Yourself up for Continued Success

Information on strategies for your first semester at Lamar University to help set yourself up for success.

Connect with your academic advisor. Your academic advisor can not only help you with academic issues such as requirements and program planning, they can also help you become familiar with university policies and refer you to campus resources.

  • Schedule an advising appointment early in your first semester to clear up any lingering transfer issues.
  • Develop an academic plan and discuss it with your advisor to ensure you are on track to meet your graduation goals.
  • Continue to utilize and enhance the good study habits that you developed at your previous institution.
  • Get to know your professors and utilize class resources.
  • Find ways to get connected and become involved outside the classroom.
Be sure to take advantage of the resources and opportunities from the beginning of the semester. Do not wait until you are having trouble to use these resources. Take a look at other academic support resources here: Helpful Resources.