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Tennessee Residents

Students at Tennessee Community Colleges

Students who earn an Associates of Arts or Science from one of Tennessee’s community colleges and have a 3.0 UT calculated transfer GPA are guaranteed admission to non-competitive majors at the University of Tennessee.

Students applying to competitive majors such as Engineering, Nursing, Architecture, or Kinesiology must meet all prerequisite requirements and be reviewed by the department before an offer of admission can be made.

Students who have a UT transfer GPA of less than 3.0, have not earned an associates degree, or have earned an Associates of Applied Science will be reviewed through our holistic admissions process. Each year we admit students with a wide range of GPAs by reviewing their recent course work, personal statements, and any other documentation students feel will strengthen their application.

Tennessee Transfer Pathways

The State of Tennessee articulates transfer pathways that help students transfer from a Tennessee community college to a four-year institution. Students using these pathways are encouraged to keep in mind that these are general pathways intended to allow transfer to multiple institutions, but may not cover all of the course work needed by the accepting institution. Exceptions for course work are noted on the pathway by an asterisk.

Any questions regarding how certain courses on these pathways may transfer should be directed to the University of Tennessee Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Pellissippi State Community College Transition Guides

UT has developed Transfer Transition Guides to provide PSCC students with a degree plan to track their progress.

These plans provide suggestions of what students should take in their four semesters at PSCC so that they remain on track within their major. In addition, these guides also provide a glimpse into what the students last four semesters at UT could look like.

Course Equivalency Tables

Many questions related to how courses may transfer from Tennessee community colleges can be answered by reviewing the information provided in our course equivalency tables.

Tables have been developed for each of Tennessee’s community colleges to provide students with information on how courses from the community college are classified and transfer to UT.

Students at Tennessee Four-year Institutions

Students transferring from a four-year institution in the state of Tennessee are encouraged to review our major guides.

Major guides provide an overview of every available major with a sample eight-semester academic plan. This plan will allow you to see the courses required to complete the major and review course descriptions. This information should help you determine how your earned credits fit within your desired major. If you are still taking classes at your current institution, we encourage you to compare the course description of your current courses to those required for your major at UT.

Course Equivalency Tables

Many questions related to how courses may transfer from Tennessee community colleges can be answered by reviewing the information provided in our course equivalency tables.

Tables have been developed for select four-year institutions in the state of Tennessee to provide students with information on how courses transfer to the UT.

Students are encouraged to keep syllabi for courses listed on their institution’s equivalency table as LD or UD elective credit. This information will be necessary if the student should want to petition those courses for equivalent academic credit. For more information, see Evaluation of Course Credit.

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