Must have attended an info session prior to application. Please do not apply until you have attended an info session.
Fall Info Sessions
Info sessions will be held on Zoom. You will receive an email with the Zoom link after you RSVP. Info sessions are for currently enrolled students only.
Wednesday, August 16 5:00pm CST RSVP
Monday, August 21 5:00pm CST RSVP
Thursday, August 31 5:00pm CST RSVP
Tuesday, September 19 5:00pm CST RSVP
Tuesday, October 10 5:00pm CST RSVP
Thursday, October 26 5:00pm CST RSVP
Wednesday, November 1 5:00pm CST RSVP
FINAL INFO SESSION of FALL 2023: Thursday, November 16 5:00pm CST RSVP
Current COLA Majors: Apply Here!
Students not currently in the College of Liberal Arts: Apply Here September 15-December 1.
Frequently Asked Questions for Internal Transfer
- After I have attended an info session and applied, how soon will I be officially declared an Economics major?
If you are not currently in the College of Liberal Arts, major changes go into effect at the start of the following long semester. If you are currently in COLA and adding Economics as an additional major, it will go into effect at the start of the following long semester. If you are currently in COLA and you are transferring to Economics and deleting your other major, the major change will go into effect within a few weeks of when you apply.
- 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?
- 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. We cannot meet with prospective students at this time. For any other questions please contact: ApplyEcon@austin.utexas.edu