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Transfer Policy

Welcome transfer students! We are glad you are interested in the Tickle College of Engineering.

Engineering Transfer Policy for External and Internal Students

Transfer Students beginning Fall 2010 and forward

Transfer students, including internal University of Tennessee, Knoxville, transfers, must meet the minimum requirements stated below to be considered for admission to a major within the college. These minimum standards for consideration do not guarantee being admitted to the major. The final admission decision for the major resides with the department head or designee.

  • Must have earned a minimum 2.8 cumulative average and a C or better in each of these specific courses, or their equivalent: English 101, Chemistry 122 and 123 (for Computer Science students: Computer Science 101 and 102 or equivalents), and Math 132 or 141 (and subsequent courses in the three sequences, if taken). If the student has completed any Physics course, they must have earned a grade of C or better.
  • The overall record will be evaluated for quality and seriousness of purpose. An excessive number of withdrawals, incompletes, repeated courses, or failures may result in denial.

If external transfer students are denied admission to the Tickle College of Engineering, the student must contact Undergraduate Admissions to declare a new major for admission to UT.

For more information about orientation for transfer students, please visit our transfer student advising orientation information page.

External Transfer Students from other community colleges or universities

Students transferring to the Tickle College of Engineering should apply for admission using the online application.

As part of the admissions process, you will submit your transcripts for evaluation. Once the evaluation is complete, you will receive a copy of how your classes transfer to UT.

The Engineering curriculums can be found in the current UT catalog. Transfer students will want to compare their course evaluation provided as part of the admissions process with the current curriculum to see what requirements have been met.

The Registrar’s Office provides course transfer equivalency tables for Tennessee community colleges and 4 year schools. This allows you to determine how courses you are currently taking at other Tennessee schools compare to UT classes.

Tennessee Transfer Pathways


Transfer orientation is provided several times each year at UT. The Engineering Advising Office encourages transfer students to schedule an individual transfer advising appointment prior to attending the Transfer Orientation provided by UT. This will allow you as a transfer student to have individual time to discuss your academic plans. Once you have been admitted, simply contact the Engineering Advising Office to arrange an appointment.

Internal Transfer Students from other programs at UT

Any University of Tennessee, Knoxville, student desiring association with one of the departments of the Tickle College of Engineering may come to the Engineering Advising Office to discuss academic planning and the transfer process. The decision of being admitted into an Engineering major resides with the Department Head/Associate Department Head in the major department of choice.

2nd Bachelor’s Degree Students

Students applying for a 2nd degree in engineering should apply for admission using the online application.

Students interested in a 2nd Bachelor’s degree should contact the engineering major of interest and schedule an appointment with the Associate Department Head or Department Head to discuss academic planning for that major.

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