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Students Applying for Transfer with
an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Degree
from Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Community Colleges

Transfer applicants who have earned AA or AS degrees from institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) system will have fulfilled the general education requirement established by the faculty at UTK. Transfer of general education courses from TBR universities or colleges is guaranteed upon completion of the AA or AS degree. The requirements of general education will be complete and accepted by UTK in the transfer process without loss of credit. This policy began Fall Semester 2009, and applies to any student who completed their AA or AS Tennessee Board of Regents degree in 2009, and entered the University of Tennessee Fall Semester 2009 or later. This policy does not apply to completion of an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Students Applying for Transfer Prior to degree completion

Transfer applicants from institutions in the University of Tennessee (UT) or Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) systems who have not earned an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree but who have been certified by the institution from which they are transferring as having completed all the general education requirements of that institution will have completed general education requirements for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). They will not be required to take any additional coursework to meet general education requirements at UTK. Similarly, transfer applicants from institutions in UT or TBR systems who have been certified by the institution from which they are transferring as having completed sub-section(s) of general education (e.g., Natural Sciences) at that institution will be credited for completing the same section (if it exists) at UTK. The acceptance of certified general education completion does not imply that the student has met any other admission or degree requirements at UTK.

Certification of general education completion must be provided by the institution at which the courses were taken. Certification must occur at the time the student transfers to UTK. No retroactive certification will be accepted. 

Grades earned at other colleges and universities are used only for admission, course placement, and other academic decisions. Prior to graduating from UT Knoxville, transfer students must have completed their last 30 semester hours of credit at UT Knoxville and their last 60 semester hours of credit at a four-year college or university.

This policy began Fall Semester 2011 and includes any student who is certified by the sending institution.

Transfer students should review the detailed transfer information on major/degree requirements for their prospective UT major. The following link contains information to assist transfer students in determining these requirements:http://www.utk.edu/advising/

Transfer students should review the course transfer equivalencies found at http://registrar.tennessee.edu/transfer/agreements.shtml#equiv

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

Phone 865-946-3864

Mary Beth Burlison
Assistant Registrar

Transfer Evaluators
Sammye Pilant

Tammy Sharp

Theresa Blackman