Tennessee Transfer Pathways

Transferring from a Community College to a University

A college degree is valuable. So is your time and money. With the Tennessee transfer programs, you can begin your college studies at a community college or similar two-year program while earning an associate degree, and rest assured that your credits will transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at any public university and many private universities in Tennessee.

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How do the Tennessee Transfer Pathways work?

A student who completes all of the courses listed for the selected major of a Transfer Pathway will be able to earn an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree from a community college. When the student transfers to a Tennessee public or participating private college/university, the transcript will certify that the pathway has been followed. The student is guaranteed that all community college courses taken will be accepted at the college/university, and the courses will count toward completion of the particular major. If a community college student transfers to another Tennessee community college, he or she is guaranteed that all courses transfer.*

*Admission to UT Knoxville is competitive. For UTK, the Pathways do not guarantee admission.

*Provided that all other admission criteria are met, individual institutions that are a member of the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association (TICUA) may require courses specific to their mission that do not result in additional time spent toward degree completion.

Where do I learn more information about the Tennessee Transfer Pathways?

If you are planning to transfer from a community college to a four-year university, it is important to do your research and plan your pathway in advance to make sure you are taking the correct courses for transferring. Visit www.TNTransferPathway.org for resources to help you plan for both your future career and for a successful transfer.

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