Transfer Resources

Important Deadlines

Summer 2014


May 1, 2014 Apply to Summer Terms



Fall 2014

Aug 15, 2013 Admission and Scholarship App OPEN
Oct 1, 2013 Housing App OPEN (must be admitted)
Dec 15, 2013 Scholarship App DUE
Jan 1, 2014 FAFSA Available
Jan 15, 2014 Supplemental Info for Scholarships DUE
Mar 1, 2014 FAFSA Priority Deadline
Aug 1, 2014 Admissions App DUE


Transfer Students

Welcome to Tennessee Tech! Making education accessible is an important part of our mission at the university. Below you will find resources to help you through your transition from the community college classroom or other college to a university and on the pathway to earning your bachelor’s degree from Tennessee Tech.



How to Transfer

Click Here for a Printable Checklist

Submit an application

The quickest and easiest way to apply is by using our online application. At the end of the application, you can simply submit the $25 non-refundable application fee by using a credit card. (If you have ever paid the undergraduate application fee to TTU before, you do not need to do so again.) If you wish to not pay with a credit card, you can mail us a check or money order for the $25 application fee to the address below.

Mail transcripts

To accurately evaluate you for admissibility, you will need to submit official transcripts from your diploma-granting high school or GED and all colleges in which you were ever enrolled (including transcripts from dual-credit courses and/or AP exams). Failure to notify Tennessee Tech University of all previous post-secondary coursework is a Class A misdemeanor according to TCA 49-7-133. If you have less than 24 transferrable college-level hours we may also need recent ACT/SAT scores (or COMPASS scores if over 21 with no recent college-level math, English, and reading courses). For those that are currently enrolled in college, we can sometimes make a pending decision while you are enrolled in your last semester.

Official Transcripts
Hand-delivered transcripts, transcripts addressed to the student or marked "Issued to Student" or faxed copies of transcripts are not considered official for admission purposes. To be considered as "official transcripts", they must be mailed via US Postal Mail directly from the institution. Transcripts from institutions not residing in the U.S. must have coursework evaluated by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) A course by course evaluation is required for any transfer credit to be awarded.

Send any materials via mail to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Tennessee Tech University
Box 5006
Cookeville, TN 38505

What's Next

Now what? Well, we've got a whole list that will keep you ahead of the game at including scholarships, housing, health forms, and more! Students with more than 24 hours of college-level transfer credit taken after high school are not required to attend an orientation and can simply contact their academic department to register for classes.

2 + 2 Applicants

The TTU College of Education offers its Elementary Education Licensure program on the campuses of Pellissippi State (Hardin Valley), Roane State (Crossville, Harriman, Oak Ridge, and Scott County), Motlow (McMinnville and Moore County) and Chattanooga State. When the time comes to join a TTU cohort you'll need to apply BOTH to TTU and the Teacher Education Program.

On your admissions application, be sure to indicate the campus at which you would like to participate in the "For 2+2 Education students" in the "Additional Information" area. The major that you will need to select is "Multidisciplinary Studies" with a concentration in "Elementary Education".

Be sure to complete the application procedure for Teacher Education as well. Their application deadline for each Fall cohort is January 31. Since you'll be enrolled in TTU's classes you'll also need to complete the first two forms listed here: For any questions, please contact the Education Advising Center at or (931) 372-6036.

Transfer Admission Requirements

A "transfer" student is one who has completed twenty-four college-level, transferable semester hours of degree credit or the equivalent at another college (or other colleges) AFTER high school graduation. If you are not transferring this amount of credit then you will be evaluated with a fitting combination of freshman and transfer admission requirements.

All students graduating since 1989 will need to show proof of passing at least 12 of the 14 core academic units or completing a bachelor's degree from a recognized institution.

Admission Requirements

  • 2.00 in last full-time semester (or last 12 hours for part-time students) AND
  • 2.00 overall GPA (includes all previous coursework (except developmental courses) at all institutions)

An applicant under disciplinary suspension or probation will not be considered for admission until a satisfactory statement has been furnished by the former college and approval given by the Admissions Review Committee of Tennessee Technological University.

Additional Requirements for Certain Programs

A few programs at Tennessee Tech have additional admission requirements for admission. If a student meets the general admission requirements, but not the requirements specific this program, they will be admitted to the Student Success Program (also known as General Curriculum or General Health Studies). Again, these additional requirements only affect which academic advisor you have, not which classes you will take.

2 + 2 Applicants

Students who are participating in the 2+2 Program through the Office of Teacher Education will also need to meet admission requirements for this department.

What if I Don't Meet the Minimum Requirements for Admission?

Students who do not meet all of the requirements listed above may submit a letter to the Admissions Review Committee explaining their circumstances. These situations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Tuition / Fees

Expenses for 2013-2014

***(For a listing of fees per semester, including prices for each residence hall and meal plan, click here to download the PDF of 2013-2014 fees by semester. )

Tuition and Fees (for 15 credit hours) $7,351 per year

Residence Hall Room* $4,160 per year

Meal Plan** $3,776 per year

TOTAL $15,287 per year

*Regular double occupancy residence hall
**'The Mighty 15' - most popular dining option

These costs for in-state students taking 15 or more credit hours per semester and are comprised of the direct annual costs of attending Tennessee Tech University. Some courses may require additional fees.

For a detailed list of expenses, please visit the Bursar's Office (Business Office) tuition and fees page at

Transfer Credits - Equivalency and Articulation Agreements

TTU Majors & Concentrations

Tennessee Tech offers plenty of different majors and concentrations. A list of these can be found here.

Equivalency Tables

Want to know what transfers to Tennessee Tech? Click on this link to find out!

Tennessee Transfer Pathways

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Students who wish to transfer from another institution under the Tennessee Transfer Pathway can do so without the worry of credits not transferring over. With this program, students are guaranteed admissions and guaranteed to have credits transferred over to Tennessee Tech from a previous community college. Click here for more information on the Tennessee Transfer Pathways.  More information can also be found in the tab directly below this one.

TTU Catalog

Depending on when you're transferring, it would be nice to know what classes we offer. Here's a look at our online undergraduate catalog.

Tennessee Transfer Pathways

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Tennessee Transfer Pathways:

  • earns an associate's degree
  • guarantees admission to Tennessee Tech University
  • guarantees your credit will transfer

There are provisions that apply to these pathways. The pathways must be followed precisely and admission to certain programs (e.g. Nursing and Education Licensure programs) is not guaranteed.  Find our more at  Certain programs have various exceptions listed in the "additional information" area under the specific University pathway. Not all majors are covered under the pathways therefore course by course equivalencies can be found at

For further information, please contact Jake Gipson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or (931) 372-3799.

Financial Aid

Learn about the different Financial Aid options available to you.


Seek information regarding University scholarships.

Veterans Benefits

We cannot thank you enough for your service to our country! We encourage you to check out Veterans Affairsto see how your benefits can help you.

Contact Us

Mailing address:
Tennessee Tech University
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 5006
Cookeville, TN 38505-0001

GPS Address:
1 William L Jones Dr
Cookeville, TN 38505
(go to room 209)

931.372.6250 (Fax)

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Office Hours:
8:00am to 4:30pm CST


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