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Volunteer Bridge Students

The Volunteer Bridge Program is an invitation-only program that offers a unique Living and Learning Community designed to give you a seamless transition from freshman year coursework at Pellissippi State Community College (PSCC) to sophomore year and beyond at the University of Tennessee (UT). Upon meeting the program’s GPA and credit hour requirements, Volunteer Bridge students are guaranteed transfer enrollment at UT beginning their sophomore year.

bridge_schools Throughout the program, you will receive incredible academic support in your     transition from high school to college life while being a part of the Volunteer family. The Volunteer Bridge Program provides a foundation for your long-term success right here at UT.

Why Volunteer Bridge is a great path to UT:

  • Guaranteed Transfer admission to UT: After completion of the Volunteer Bridge program requirements, you’ll be a UT student beginning sophomore year, and graduate with a UT degree.
  • Live on UT’s campus: Opportunity to live on UT’s campus in a Living and Learning Community with other Volunteer Bridge students.
  • Network of peers: You’ll live, study and experience your first year of college with other Volunteer Bridge students.
  • Transition Coaches: You will meet on a regular basis with your UT transition coach to discuss academic success strategies, career exploration, and campus involvement.
  • Access to resources on two campuses: You will be considered both a UT and PSCC student, with access to student services at both institutions.
  • The Big Orange Experience: You will have a UT Student ID that will allow you to take advantage of nearly all student services and activities available to UT students.

“I love how helpful the program was. I met a lot of interesting people, and I would not change my experience in the program for anything.”
– Volunteer Bridge participant

Find out more about the Volunteer Bridge Program and your next steps at

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