What is UT Access Collaborative?

The UT Access Collaborative is an invitation-only pilot pathway program designed to expand admission options to students interested in enrolling at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and increase access to a UT education. Select students not admitted to UT Knoxville will be offered the opportunity to begin their first year at another UT System campus (Chattanooga, Martin, Southern). After satisfying UT Access Collaborative requirements during their freshman year, these students may transfer to UT Knoxville the following fall to complete their undergraduate study.

The UT Access Collaborative program encourages students to utilize UT’s statewide presence to access an affordable, top-rated, educational experience through the University of Tennessee System.

UT Chattanooga

UT Martin

UT Southern

A Transfer Pathway to UT Knoxville

UT Access Collaborative participants who meet first-year program requirements are guaranteed transfer admission to UT Knoxville, and between UT System campuses, by meeting the following criteria: 

  • Complete 24+ transferable credit hours 
  • Achieve a 3.0+ GPA on a 4.0 scale 

Scholarship Opportunities

Tennessee residents who participate in the UT Access Collaborative pathway program and meet program requirements for guaranteed transfer admission to UT will be eligible for scholarships under the Tri-Star Scholarship Program upon enrollment at UT Knoxville:

  • UT Promise Scholarship
  • Tennessee Pledge Scholarship
  • Flagship Scholarship

For more information on the Tri-Star Scholarship Program, visit our One Stop website. You must be a US citizen or permanent resident to be considered for these awards.