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Transfer Students

We're excited you are considering transferring to become a Golden Eagle and joining the Tennessee Tech Family! By enrolling at a college or university after you’ve graduated high school, you’re considered a transfer student. Below you’ll find information on the admission requirements for transfer students, step-by-step guide to applying and enrolling, how your credits will transfer, our new Roane to Tech Program, and some reasons why you'll love it at Tech!

Admission Requirements

If you have attended college after graduating from high school and have earned 24 college-level, transferable credit hours, you're a transfer student! If you haven't earned 24 college-level credit hours, you will be evaluated on a combination of freshman and transfer requirements.

Transfer Students

  • 2.00+ GPA in your last full-time semester (or last 12 hrs for part-time students)


  • 2.00+ overall GPA, including all previous coursework at all institutions (excepting development courses)

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  • What if I don't meet the minimum requirements for admission?

    If you do not meet these requirements, it is still possible to be admitted to Tennessee Tech. You are important as an individual and your grades or test scores might not tell your whole story. The Holistic Review Committee, comprised of administrators, faculty members and staff from across the university, meets regularly to evaluate applications on a student-by-student basis. After you submit all necessary items for your application, you will be notified if you qualify for an individual, holistic review.

    You will be asked to submit a brief letter of explanation describing the background behind your previous academic history like GPA and test scores. Also, please include a plan of action outlining how you will overcome previous challenges to be successful as a Tech student. Email your holistic review letter to The holistic review process will begin once all of your application items have been received and when we have received your letter of explanation. Please contact the Office of Admissions if you have any questions about the holistic review process -, (931) 372-3635.

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How to Apply to Tennessee Tech

Step 1

Submit an Application

Fill out our online application at and choose Transfer Student as your student type. If you need to make a change to your existing application, please submit an application update form.

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Step 2

Pay Your Application Fee

Before an application can be reviewed for admission, you must submit your $25 non-refundable undergraduate application fee. Please note that if you paid the undergraduate application fee in the past, you do not need to do so again.

Application Login

Step 3


Before your application can be evaluated for admission, request your official college and final high school transcripts to be sent to the Admissions Office. For additional information, expand the options below.

It may take 3-5 business days before the transcript appears on your account.

Step 4Check your Application Status

Once you have completed the steps above, the Admissions Office will review your application. To see your missing items and review your application status, sign back into your application.

Check Application Status

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Reverse Transfer

If you are transferring from a Tennessee Community college before receiving an associate degree, you may be able to earn your associate degree while also working toward a bachelor's degree at Tennessee Tech through the Tennessee Reverse Transfer Program. For this program, your community college will need to periodically review your academic progress at Tennessee Tech. Contact our Admissions Office at (931) 372-3635 or for more information. You can also visit our Reverse Transfer page.

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Admitted Next Steps

Admitted Step 1Step up your TechExpress Account

You'll find all your most-used Tech resources, including your Tech email, T-Number, Next Steps, and so much more. To get started, click the link below and follow the instructions.

Admitted Step 2Apply for Scholarships!

Complete the single scholarship application that puts you in the running for 750+ scholarships. You must be admitted and the application must be completed each year.

The deadline to apply for scholarships is December 15 for the next Spring semester and May 1 for the next Fall semester. If you have any questions, email

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Admitted Step 3

Register for Orientation

All new students are required to attend orientation. You can find more information about orientation options below.

Register for Orientation

Admitted Step 4Sign Up for Advisement and Registration

Contact your department! The department assigns your advisor, and it is your responsibility to contact them.

Contact your Advisor

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Start at Roane State and Finish at Tech

Be part of our new partnership with Roane State where you'll get dual-admission when you apply to Roane State in Agriculture, Biology, Business, Psychology, or Sociology.


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Need Help? Contact:


Ayla Whittaker

Transfer Specialist


Apply today to become a Golden Eagle!


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