The University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Knoxville, Tennessee
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  • Public
    4 year
  • 27K
    Full + Part time Students
  • 1:17
    Faculty to Student Ratio
  • 0%
    Transfer Student Ratio
What began in 1794 as a small college in the Southwest Territory has grown into Tennessee’s flagship university and premier public research institution. For more than 225 years, Volunteers have been lighting the way for others, across Tennessee and throughout the world. The University of Tennessee Knoxville, which includes the UT Space Institute and the UT Institute of Agriculture, serves the state by educating its citizens, enhancing its culture, and making a difference in people’s lives through research and service. We embody excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. For more information, visit


Founded 1794
Total Enrollment 33,805
Full-Time Undergraduate 25,825
Part-Time Undergraduate 1,214
Transfer Students 1,616
Programs 848
Courses 6,363
Equivalencies 104,365 incoming
38,375 outgoing
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Financial Information

Scholarships and Financial Aid:
Check out our One Stop Student Services page for information about financial aid and transfer student scholarships.
Tuition and Fees:
Check out the One Stop Student Services page for a full breakdown of our tuition and fees.
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Information for Transfer In Students

Accepts Transfers:
Transfer Applications Received:
Fall 2022 (Number Applied): 4,254 UTK Fact Book 2022-2023
Transfer Applications Accepted:
Fall 2022 (Number Admitted): 3,058 UTK Fact Book 2022-2023
Percentage Accepted:
Fall 2022 (Percentage of Applicants Admitted): 72% UTK Fact Book 2022-2023
Transfer Applicants Enrolled:
Fall 2022 (Number Enrolled): 1,616 UTK Fact Book 2022-2023
Technical/Vocation Credit Accepted:
Credit for Prior Learning:
AP, CLEP, IB, Cambridge International AS and A Level Exams, Statewide Dual Credit Challenge Exam, State of Tennessee Specific Industry Certification Exam, ACE-Military Credits
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Application Deadlines for Transfer

Fall July 1: Application Deadline
Fall August 1: Enrollment Confirmation Deadline
Spring December 1: Application Deadline
Spring January 13: Enrollment Confirmation Deadline
Summer April 1: Application Deadline
Summer May 16: Enrollment Confirmation Deadline
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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:
We are committed to reviewing all transfer applications for admission. Transfer applicants should have a minimum cumulative 2.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) in transferable academic-level coursework. Some majors have capacity limits which result in very few transfer admissions into those majors – even for well-qualified students. For such majors, those academic colleges or departments may require greater than a 2.0 for acceptance into certain programs.
Official Transcripts:
UT is required to have an official transcript on file from each college an applicant has attended, even if it was a summer school or dual-enrollment course at a community college.
SAT/ACT Scores:
If you have earned 24 or less transferable college level hours, your application will be reviewed holistically based on your high school and transfer GPA, ACT/SAT scores, intended major, and other factors.
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.
Students are encouraged to include personal statements and any other supporting documentation that will strengthen their application in addition to their academic coursework.
Application Fee:
There is a $50.00 non-refundable application fee.
An interview is not required.
Associates Degree Required:
Completion of an associate degree from a TN community college or TTP is not required but will be given priority consideration. (Completion of an associate degree or a pathway is not a guarantee of admission to UT or to a specific program.)
Other Requirements:
The colleges below have special admission requirements you should carefully consider when applying for admission. Architecture & Design; Haslam College of Business; Education, Health, and Human Sciences; Engineering; Nursing; Online Social Work
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Transfer Credit Policy

Minimum Grade:
Transfer credit will be granted only for college level non-remedial courses in which a grade of D- or better was earned. Many programs require a grade of C or higher in courses in the major. For more information review the Transfer Policy Document.
Credits (Min/Max):
There is no minimum or maximum number of hours needed to apply as a transfer student. Prior to graduation, transfer students must have completed their last 30 credit hours at UTK & their last 60 credit hours at a four-year college or university.
Transfer Policy Document:
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Virtual Tour

The Transfer Center is open for virtual office hours using Zoom to answer your transfer questions regarding the transfer admissions process, campus life, transfer credit evaluations, and the next steps for admitted transfer students. Visit to book a virtual office hour appointment. See the beauty and feel the energy of our campus on a tour designed specifically for transfer students! Visit to register for a transfer campus tour.

Click here to take a virtual tour
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The University of Tennessee - Knoxville

320 Student Services Building
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996
United States
Main Phone:


Transfer Admission Contact:
Darren Dunlap
Assistant Director of Community College Outreach - Transfer Center, Undergraduate Admissions Transfer Center
Transfer Services Contact:
Mary Beth Burlison
Associate Director, Transfer Center, Undergraduate Admissions Transfer Center
Veterans Services Contact:
Jayetta M. Rogers
Director, Veterans Success Center, Veterans Success Center
(865) 974-5420
One Stop Student Services:
One Stop Student Services
Transfer Center:
Dr. Wendolyn Davis
Director, Transfer Center, Undergraduate Admissions Transfer Center
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Last updated on 12/15/2022 by The University of Tennessee - Knoxville.