Advice on transferring to UT Austin

I’m currently attending Utep with a gpa of 3.7 and one W. I was planning on applying to UT Austin for the 2021 fall semester but since it looks like several of the classes I’ve taken won’t transfer over, I thought it might be better to transfer sooner rather than later. But my worry is whether or not its harder to get accepted for the spring semester. Would applying for spring have any serious affect on my chance of being admitted, and would it be better to simply wait it out and apply for the fall semester? I’ll be applying to the liberal arts department with a major in Asian cultures and Languages, if that makes any difference.

Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated!