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.
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.
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.
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:
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|
|XLG1||Foreign Language I|
|XLG2||Foreign Language II|
|XNS||Natural Physical Science|
|XNSL||Natural Physical Science with Lab|
|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.
Select the year that you earned credit from the community college: