Transfer Students

If you’re considering a transfer to UT, it shows us that you’re committed to a top notch undergraduate education. Our alumni have revolutionized personal technology, won Oscars, and served the president in the White House, just to name a few accomplishments. We hope to welcome you to campus soon to immerse you in Big Orange and help you develop Big Ideas that change the world.

Who Qualifies as a Transfer Student?

A transfer applicant is a student who has graduated from high school and has been or is currently enrolled at an accredited college or university.

Applicants are reviewed holistically on factors such as high school and transfer GPA, ACT/SAT scores, and your intended major field of study.

Some majors have capacity limits that allow very few transfer admissions, even for well-qualified students.


Grades you earn at other colleges and universities are used only for admission, course placement, and other academic decisions. They are not included in your UT GPA. All courses attempted and grades earned, including repeated course work, in college-level and non-remedial courses are considered in UT’s holistic review.

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.

After you’re admitted, the official evaluation of transfer credit is completed.

Your transfer credit evaluation will be posted online at the time the course timetable for your intended entry term is available online (summer: mid-February; fall: mid-March; spring: mid-October).

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

Transfer students have your academic progress tracked with uTrack, a tool that identifies milestones designed to keep you on track for timely graduation. You and your advisor should review the Undergraduate Catalog to make sure you’re completing milestones that facilitate transfer into specific majors.

Transfer Credits

Find out about high school and college course work that may give you credit at UT, plus learn about our policies, agreements, and hours requirements for transfer students.

More Information

The university’s transfer credit policy is available in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Application Process

Set up your VIP (Vol in Progress account and apply online. The updated application for spring, summer, and fall is typically available in early August each year.

You can pay the $50 application fee online when you submit your application, or you can pay by money order.

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

Have transcripts sent to:

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

Read our transfer credit policies for information on transferable course credit.

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:

Following your admission, you can log into MyUTK to access your transfer credit evaluation, located under the view academic history link.

If you’re entering in the summer or fall term, you must confirm your enrollment and pay your enrollment deposit.

After you’re admitted

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