Why Choose Rocky Top Transfer?

Students who participate in the Rocky Top Transfer program are offered a guaranteed admission opportunity for Fall 2024 as well as possible eligibility for the Rocky Top Transfer Scholarship.

Rocky Top Transfer Details

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Admission Requirements

Students who complete a minimum transferable 24 credit hours of coursework at Pellissippi State CC and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA or higher are guaranteed admission into any non-competitive UT program.

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Checklist & Next Steps

  • Complete the waitlist form in your Go Vols Portal (Just for You tab) to indicate your interest in Rocky Top Transfer within two weeks of the date on your waitlist letter.
  • Once you have completed the form, Pellissippi State CC advisors will work with you to enroll in classes either in-person at any Pellissippi State CC campus location or online.
  • Complete a minimum of 24 transferable credits at Pellissippi State CC and maintain a minimum 2.5 Pellissippi State CC GPA.
  • Opt-in to earn an Associate Degree from Pellissippi State CC while attending UT through the Tennessee Reverse Transfer Program. Remember, you must give us permission to opt you into this program.

For more information and resources on enrolling at Pellissippi State CC, reach out to the Start Strong Center at startstrong@pstcc.edu, or call 865-694-6400. At this time, we cannot guarantee housing for Rocky Top Transfer students entering UT in Fall 2024.

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Competitive Programs

Additional departmental review is required for UT’s competitive programs. Students not admitted into a competitive program will be admitted to the University Early Transition program.

Competitive programs include:

  • Engineering
  • Nursing
  • Online Bachelors of Social Work
  • Architecture
  • Interior Architecture
  • Graphic Design
  • Music

Students with less than a 2.5 cumulative GPA pursuing a Business Administration major are required to complete College Algebra for admissions consideration.

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Scholarship Opportunities

Rocky Top Transfer Scholarship

The Rocky Top Transfer Scholarship is a scholarship opportunity exclusively for students who participate in the Rocky Top Transfer program. This scholarship requires enrollment at UT immediately after completing 24 Pellissippi State Community College (Pellissippi State CC) degree-applicable credits and a minimum 3.25 Pellissippi State CC GPA (does not include summer semester). This scholarship is renewable for up to three years. You must be a US citizen or permanent resident to be considered for this scholarship.

Pellissippi State CC GPA
Rocky Top Transfer Scholarship Annual Award Amounts
(Six Semesters Max)

Tri-Star Scholarship Program (In-State Only)

Tennessee residents who participate in the Rocky Top Transfer Program who meet these requirements for guaranteed transfer admission are eligible for scholarships in the Tri-Star Scholarship Program:

  • UT Promise Scholarship
  • Tennessee Pledge Scholarship
  • Flagship Scholarship

For more information, visit our One Stop website. You must be a US citizen or permanent resident to be considered for these awards.

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More Information

More information on these steps and a complete checklist of the tasks you need to complete are available in your Go Vols Portal.