Transfer Equivalency Tables and Agreements

 

  • Tennessee Community College Transfer Equivalency Tables:  These tables are updated annually in the summer for the thirteen Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) community colleges after the catalogs become available. The table shows how courses from the community college transfer to Tennessee Tech during that academic year. Red text shows corrections made since the hard copies were printed. 

            Select the year that you earned credit from the community college:

  • Transfer Equivalency website:  Database containing a listing of institutions by state that TTU has evaluated course credit from in the past.  For the Tennessee Board of Regents community colleges, please select the academic year below that you completed or plan to complete the course.  Course equivalencies may change. (If your transfer institution and/or specific course is not listed, it might mean that TTU has never evalulated that course before.  Your official transcripts will be sent to the Graduation Office to evaluate the course.)

 

 

Once your official transcripts arrive from your prior college/university, and you are admitted to TTU, your transcripts will be evaluated by the Graduation Office staff to transfer credit. 

To help the student gain an understanding of how courses might transfer to TTU, the Transfer Equivalency website is a good resource.  For the Tennessee Board of Regents community colleges, please select the equivalency tables tab and select the academic year that you completed or plan to complete the course.  Course equivalencies may change.   This website contains a listing of institutions by state that TTU has evaluated course credit from in the past.  If your transfer institution and/or specific course is not listed, it might mean that TTU has never evalulated that course before.  Your official transcripts will be sent to the Graduation Office to evaluate the course. 

TTU has developed course equivalency tables with the Tennessee Board of Regents Community Colleges. These tables assure that the courses as shown in the published equivalency tables are equivalent and meet the standards for transfers to TTU into the majors in the disciplines. Therefore, these agreements serve as the prior approval for students taking these courses during a summer term while a transient student from TTU. The "Request for Extension or In-Residence Study at Another Institution" (pdf) form is not required for these TBR community colleges but is required for all other schools. The equivalency tables are reviewed by the transfer coordinator and the departmental chairperson in the respective discipline yearly. If the course in question is a general education requirement, then the Faculty General Education Committee reviews the appropriate equivalencies. Please check with your advisor to find out if the transfer credit meets the requirements for your degree.

For transfer students who plan on visiting campus, we recommend that you bring copies of transcript(s) with you.

Tennessee Tech awards course credit based on several different methods, including ACT or SAT scores, advanced placement exams, international baccalaureate courses, or credits transferred from other universities or community colleges.

ACT English Subtest Score or SAT Crtical Reading Subtest Score

Credit is awarded based on a new freshman's ACT English subtest scores.  If a student scores 27-30 on the ACT English subtest scores, we will award ENGL 1010 credit.  If the student scores 31 or higher, we will award ENGL 1010 and 1020 credit.  To receive credit based on the SAT Critical Reading subtest socres, a student must score 610-690 for English 1010 and 700 or higher for ENGL 1010 and 1020.  Grades of S for satisfactory are assigned.

Advanced Placement Examinations and International Baccalaureate

Tech also awards credit to students based on their scores on advanced placement exams and for their international baccalaureate courses (higher-level courses and some of the standard-level courses).  Grades of S are assigned. 

University and Community College Credit

Transfer credit is awarded based on the Tennessee Board of Regents transfer equivalency tables for TBR community colleges.  Credit is awarded based on course title from the transcript for all other universities and non-TBR community colleges.  If we do not have an equivalent course, we may award elective credit.  Letter grades of A through F will transfer.  You may not pick and choose the courses that you would like to transfer.  The grades assigned to you for your transfer credit are based on TTU's grading scale so your grade point average may be different.

To see what courses have transferred and the course equivalency assigned at TTU, follow these steps:

  1. Go to www.tntech.edu/eo
  2. Select “Enter Secure Banner Web Self Service.”
  3. Enter your assigned Tech ID (eight-digit number beginning with the letter T) in the User ID.
  4. Enter your six-digit PIN.
  5. Select the “Student and Financial Aid” tab.
  6. Select “Student Records.”
  7. Select “View Student Transfer Evaluation.”
  8. Select “institution” from the drop down menu and select the submit button.
  9. Select exit to log off.

Course Attributes

When viewing your transfer evaluation, the second column from the right titled "TTU Attr" which stands for TTU Attribute may have a code listed by a course. The tables below provide the codes and what they represent.

Course Attribute Code for General Education Courses
GEDC General Education Communication
GEDE General Education English
GEDF General Education Humanities/Fine Arts
GEDH General Education History
GEDM General Education Mathematics
GEDN General Education Natural Science
GEDS General Education Social/Behavioral Science

 

Course Attribute Code for Remedial and Developmental Courses
XDM1 Basic Mathematics DSPM 0700
XDM2 Elementary Algebra DSPM 0800
XDM3 Intermediate Algebra DSPM 0850
XDR1 Reading 1 DSPR 0700
XDR2 Reading 2 DSPR 0800
XDSS Study Skills DSPS 0800
XDW1 Basic Composition DSPW 0700
XDW2 Developmental Composition DSPW 0800

 

Course Attribute Code for Courses Meeting High School Admission Requirements
XGAM Geometry/Advanced Math
XHST US History
XLG1 Foreign Language I
XLG2 Foreign Language II
XNS Natural Physical Science
XNSL Natural Physical Science with Lab
XSST Social Studies
XVPA Visual and Performing Arts

Transfer agreements show what students need to complete during their first two years at a Tennessee community college to earn an associate degree using the course listing of the community college and then shows what the student takes the last two years to earn a bachelor’s degree using TTU’s course listing.

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