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 &


Total Faculty 2,111
Total Enrollment 28,321
Programs 1,284
Courses 6,363
Equivalencies 104,365 incoming
38,021 outgoing
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Financial Information

Scholarships and Financial Aid:
UT offers financial aid and scholarships for transfer students. For more information, visit or
Tuition and Fees:
2017-2018 Per Semester Tuition: In-State $6,485; Out-of-State $15,695. Student Programs and Services Fee: $488 (includes $101 Health Fee) required if enrolled in 9+ hours. For more information, visit
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Information for Transfer In Students

Accepts Transfers:
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 Entry November 1 - Beginning Application Submission
Spring Entry December 1 - Application Completion
Summer Entry March 1 - Beginning Application Submission
Summer Entry April 1 - Application Completion
Summer Entry May 15 - Enrollment Confirmation
Fall Entry June 1 - Beginning Application Submission
Fall Entry July 1 - Application Completion
Fall Entry August 1 - Enrollment Confirmation
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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:
UT is required to have a 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:
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 colleges below have special admission requirements that you should carefully consider when applying for admission. Architecture & Design Business Education, Health, and Human Sciences Engineering Nursing
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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 4/13/2020 by AcademyOne.