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Transfer Students



Welcome, transfer students! We are glad you are interested in pursuing engineering at UT. Below is information specific to the college.

Students transferring into the Tickle College of Engineering, including internal UT 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 122-123 (for Computer Science students: Computer Science 102 or equivalents), and Math 132 or Math 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 college, the student must contact Undergraduate Admissions to declare a new major for admission to UT.

External Transfer Students

Students transferring to the college from other community colleges or universities 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 four-year schools. Use these to determine how courses you are currently taking at other Tennessee schools compare to UT classes.

Transfer Orientation

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 UT’s Transfer Orientation. Being advised prior to orientation will allow you as a transfer student to have individual time to discuss your academic plan. Once you have been admitted, simply contact the Engineering Advising Office to arrange an appointment.

Internal UT Transfer Students

Any UT student from another college who wants to transfer to the Tickle College of Engineering should make an appointment to visit 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.

Second Bachelor’s Degree Students

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

Students interested in a second bachelor’s degree should schedule an appointment with the associate department head or department head of the major of interest to discuss academic planning for that major.