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Undergraduate Admissions utilizes a holistic application review considering all parts of the transfer student’s academic record. All grades earned in transferable college or university level coursework will be considered in determining admissibility.

Some colleges have special admission requirements that you should carefully consider when applying for admission.

Key Application Dates

Fall Entry
July 1: Application Deadline
August 1: Enrollment Confirmation Deadline

Spring Entry
December 1: Application Deadline
January 13: Enrollment Confirmation Deadline

Summer Entry
April 1: Application Deadline
May 16: Enrollment Confirmation Deadline

Application Process

Step 1: Apply for Admission

Apply online at The updated application for spring, summer, and fall is available in early August each year. The application fee can be paid online when you submit your application, or you can pay by money order.

Step 2: Submit College Transcripts

UT is required to have a transcript on file from each college an applicant has attended, even if it was a summer school or dual-enrollment course at a community college.

Have official transcripts from each institution you attended sent electronically to, or mailed to:

The University of Tennessee
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
320 Student Services Building
Knoxville, TN 37996-0230

UT will accept transfer credit of similar course work from accredited institutions. When you apply, a preliminary evaluation of your transfer GPA is completed for an admission decision. The official evaluation of transfer credit is completed once you’re admitted.

Any transfer applicant who has been academically suspended or dismissed by the last institution they attended will not be considered for admission, regardless of the hours earned and transferable GPA.

International Transcripts
If you have completed any college academic work outside the United States, you must submit your official transcripts to an evaluation agency that’s a member of the NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services). A detailed or course-by-course evaluation including a calculated college grade point average (GPA) is required for all college work completed in a country other than the US. We will only be able to process an application after receiving the necessary report from the evaluation company.

Companies offering these evaluation services include:

Step 3: Receive Your Admission Decision

You will receive notification of your admission decision two to three weeks after we receive your application and transcripts.

Get information about your official evaluation of transfer credits and what you need to take care of once you’re admitted.