Why Choose Rocky Top Transfer?

Students who participate in the Rocky Top Transfer program are offered a guaranteed admission opportunity for the following Fall 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 Community College and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA or higher are guaranteed admission into any non-competitive UT program.

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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 3.0 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 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:

  • 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.

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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.