The University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Knoxville, Tennessee
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  • Public
    4 year
  • 1:17
    Faculty to Student Ratio
  • 6%
    Transfer Student Ratio
Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville is the state's flagship campus & largest entity of the UT system. UTK's mission is to move forward the frontiers of knowledge & enrich & elevate the citizens of the state of TN, the nation, & the world. As a leading research-based, land-grant university, UTK embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creativity, outreach, & engagement attained by the nation’s finest public research institutions. UTK offers over 300 degree programs. Upon accepting the governor's challenge to become a Top 25 public research university, UTK implemented a strategic plan to achieve this goal. For more information visit &
Over 74,000 courses transfer into The University of Tennessee - Knoxville


Total Faculty 2,111
Total Enrollment 27,845
Programs 859
Courses 5,554
Equivalencies 74,103 incoming
27,470 outgoing
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Financial Information

Scholarships and Financial Aid:
UT offers financial aid and scholarships for transfer students. More information may be obtained from or from One Stop Express Student Services.
Tuition and Fees:
Per Semester Tuition: In-State $6,218; Out-of-State $15,428. Student Programs and Services Fee: $449 (includes $99 Health Fee) required if enrolled in 9+ hours. For more information, visit
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Information for Transfer In Students

Technical/Vocation Credit Accepted:
Credit for Prior Learning:
AP, CLEP, IB, Cambridge International AS and A Level Exams, ACE-Military Credits.
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Application Deadlines for Transfer

Spring November 1-Application/December 1-Completion
Fall June 1- Application/July 1 Completion
Summer March 1-Application/April 1-Completion
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Additional Information

Veteran Friendly:
The Early Learning Center for Research and Practice (full-time program); For more information, visit
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Transfer Application Requirements

Minimum GPA:
Minimum 2.00 GPA (on a 4-point scale) in college credit courses eligible for transfer credit. Academic colleges or departments may require greater than a 2.00 GPA for acceptance into certain programs.
Official Transcripts:
Official college transcripts from every institution where a student has attempted college level work are required for transfer admission consideration.
SAT/ACT Scores:
Not required for consideration as a transfer student.
Letters of Recommendation:
You are not required to submit letters of recommendation. However, one from a teacher, professor, adviser, or employer that provides information or perspectives about your academic ability will be helpful in the application review process.
A personal statement is optional, but highly recommended.
Application Fee:
There is a $50.00 non-refundable application fee.
An interview is not required.
Associates Degree Required:
Preferred but not required; No minimum hours required for transfer.
Other Requirements:
The College of Architecture and Design, Haslam College of Business, College of Engineering, and College of Nursing have more specific transfer applicant information requirements.
Request More Information:
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Transfer Credit Policy

Minimum Grade:
Transfer credit is granted for “D-” or better. “F” courses won’t receive credit & won’t count toward a degree; but the course, hours & grade are placed on the UT transcript & calculated in the transfer GPA. Many programs require a "C" or higher.
Credits (Min/Max):
Transfer students must complete their last 30 semester hours of credit at UT and at least 60 semester hours of credit at a four-year college or university.
Transfer Policy Document:
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The University of Tennessee - Knoxville

527 Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996
Main Phone:
Find us on:


Transfer Admission Contact:
Larry Long
Undergraduate Admissions
Transfer Services Contact:
Mary Beth Burlison
Office of the University Registrar
(865) 946-3864
Veterans Services Contact:
Jayetta M. Rogers
Veterans Affairs Coordinator
(865) 974-1500
Adult Learner Contact:
Connie Harmon
Undergraduate Admissions
(865) 974-2184
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Last updated on 1/20/2017 by AcademyOne.