There are three types of Transfer Agreements: Course Equivalencies, Articulation Agreements and Tennessee Transfer Pathways. Course equivalencies are college level non-remedial courses that will transfer into the University of Tennessee, Knoxville from specific institutions. Articulation agreements are programs setup with nearby two-year colleges and University of Tennessee, Knoxville. While at the two-year college, students take a restricted curriculum that leads to the associate degree, as well as, preparing students for the corresponding baccalaureate degree at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Currently, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville has articulation agreements with six institutions in Tennessee. Tennessee Transfer Pathways are programs developed between institutions in the University of Tennessee and Tennessee Board of Regents systems. While at the originating institution, students take a specified curriculum that usually leads to the Associate of Arts or the Associate of Science degree and also prepares students for the corresponding baccalaureate degree.
Students who complete a Tennessee Transfer Pathway will be given priority consideration for admission. However, the admission process is still competitive and still holistic. Completion of a Tennessee Transfer Pathway is not a guarantee of admission to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) or to a specific program.
The University of Tennessee will accept transfer credit of similar content from any two- or four-year accredited institutions, normally institutions with regional accreditation status in the United States. Coursework that leads to the Applied Science degree from Career/Technical programs is not transferable. Students from non-US colleges or universities should consult the transfer evaluators in the Office of the University Registrar for transfer eligibility.
Transfer Credit Policy (PLEASE READ FIRST)
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