If you are a student who has attempted fewer than 12 semester hours of college-level coursework (excluding dual enrollment courses or advanced placement credit taken in high school), UT Martin will consider your application for admission as a first-year student.


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Admission Standards for First-Year Applicants

Graduates from State-Accredited High Schools
  • 3.0 cumulative high school GPA and 19 ACT/900 SAT or 2.7 cumulative high school GPA and 21 ACT/980 SAT
  • ACT and SAT scores are super-scored when multiple tests are submitted
  • Any student’s file not meeting regular admission requirements will be reviewed by the Conditional Admission Committee for admission. There are a limited number of conditional admissions spots each semester, and only students whose academic achievements are close to regular admissions requirements will be considered.
Graduates from High Schools Without State Accreditation
  • 21 ACT or 980 SAT and a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.85 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (731-881-7020; admissions@utm.edu) for specific admission criteria information regarding ACT and GED or HiSET test score requirements
High School Curriculum
  • English: 4 units
  • Algebra: 2 units
  • Advanced Math: 2 unit of geometry, trigonometry, calculus or advanced mathematics
  • U.S. History: 1 unit
  • Social Studies: 1 unit of world history, European history, or world geography (may be fulfilled by completing 2 one-half unit courses)
  • Science: 3 units, including biology, chemistry or physics, and a third lab course
  • Foreign Language: 2 units in the same language
  • Visual/Performing Arts: 1 unit of theater arts, visual arts, music theory, music history, vocal music, instrumental music or art history
Non-Traditional Student

Students eligible for admission as non-traditional first-year students graduated from high school three or more years ago and have attempted fewer than 12 semester hours of college-level coursework.

  • 2.85 cumulative high school GPA or 19 ACT/900 SAT
  • Contact the Admissions Office (731-881-7020 or admitme@utm.edu) for specific admission criteria information regarding ACT and GED or HiSET test score requirements.

Admissions Standards for Guest Students

Transient Student

A Transient Student is a student from another college or university who would like to attend UT Martin for one semester only.

Admission Requirements

  • Must meet admissions standards for transfer students
  • Only be enrolling in UT Martin for one semester
  • Must submit a statement of good academic standing from former institution
Post-Baccalaureate Student

Admission Requirements

The first step is to complete an admissions application at www.utm.edu/admissions-and-aid/apply. If you did not receive your bachelor's degree from UT Martin, you will need to submit a copy of your official college transcript to the Office of Admissions.

Questions? Contact the Office of Admissions at (731) 881-7020 or admissions@utm.edu.

Transcripts may be submitted electronically from the college via Parchment or the National Student Clearinghouse, or by mail to the address below:

Office of Admissions
325 Clement Hall
Martin, TN 38238

A post baccalaureate student cannot receive Financial Aid. If financial aid is required, students who graduated from UT Martin should apply as a returning student with a different major. If the student graduated from another university or college, he/she should apply as a transfer student in order to receive financial aid. If applying as a transfer student, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will need the student’s high school transcript along with transcripts from all other colleges and universities attended.


Next Steps For Admitted Students


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We offer one of the lowest costs of attendance in Tennessee and award more than $39 million in scholarships and grants each year. We help families navigate applying for financial aid and understanding just how affordable a four-year UTM degree can be.


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Students must file a renewal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year in order to continue receiving scholarships, grants, loans, and work study.
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Cost of Attendance

An estimated Cost of Attendance provides students and parents with projected educational costs associated with full-time attendance for a one-year period.
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Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and grants are financial aid awards that you don't have to pay back. Learn more about merit and needs based awards.
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