We give personalized assistance to students as they navigate the process of transferring to UT Martin. Our dedicated admissions staff is available to answer any questions you may have, at any point along the way.


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Admission Standards for Transfer Applicants

Admissions Requirements
  • Students who have completed 12 hours of college-level courses must have a 2.0 GPA to be admitted.
  • Students who have not been enrolled in a college for a semester or longer (excluding the summer) may be considered for admission on probation with less than a 2.0 GPA.
  • Students with less than 12 hours of college-level courses will be considered for admissions based on high school GPA & ACT/SAT.
High School Curriculum

High School Unit Requirements

English: 4 units

Algebra I and II: 2 units

Advanced Mathematics: 1 unit of geometry, trigonometry, calculus, or advanced mathematics

Natural/Physical Sciences: 2 units; 1 must be a course in biology, chemistry, or physics

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 units

Foreign Language: 2 units of same language (Waived for resident aliens if it is determined that English is their second language)

Visual/Performing Arts: 1 unit of theatre arts, visual arts, music theory, music history, vocal music, general music, or art history

  • A transfer student with junior standing (minimum 60 semester hours) at the receiving institution is exempt from meeting the high school unit requirements.
  • Transfer students with less than 60 semester hours who graduated from high school after 1988 are required to have the high school units in affect at the time they graduated.
  • A transfer student may be admitted with deficiencies, but deficiencies must be removed beginning with the first semester enrolled and each succeeding semester until all deficiencies are removed.
  • All deficiencies must be removed during the first two academic years of study or 60 semester hours (whichever comes first).
  • Exception: the deadline will be extended until a transfer student has attempted 30 semester hours at UT Martin. The student must take the prescribed course(s) for removal of deficiency (deficiencies) each semester of enrollment, beginning with the first semester, until all deficiencies are removed.
  • College credit will not be given for courses used to remove high school entrance deficiencies.
Transfer Credits

Learn how the courses you have taken at other institutions will transfer and can be used to earn a degree at the University of Tennessee at Martin.

Tennessee Transfer Programs

Tennessee Transfer Pathways allows you to begin your college studies at a community college or similar two-year program and earn an associate degree, assuring that your credits will transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at any public university and many private universities in Tennessee.

The Tennessee Reverse Transfer Program is a process that allows transfer students who are currently attending a four-year school to combine four-year college credits with community college credits to receive an associate degree.

Academic Fresh Start/Forgiveness Policy
  • Students who have been out of college for at least four consecutive calendar years qualify for the Academic Forgiveness Policy.
  • If you think you qualify and you have not received this form in the mail, contact the Admissions Office at 731-881-7035.
  • This must be done prior to enrolling in classes at UT Martin.
Residency Regulations
  • Students who have graduated from a high school or obtained their GED outside of the state of Tennessee, will initially be classified as an out of state student for fee-paying purposes.
  • Residency classification can be appealed by completing the Residency Classification Appeal Form and submitting required documentation.
Advising Contacts

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Agriculture, Agriculture Business, Geosciences, and Natural Resource Management

Dr. Wes Totten, Department Chair (ftotten@utm.edu)

Veterinary Health Technology

Dr. Jason Roberts, Director (jrober29@utm.edu)

Family & Consumer Sciences

Dr. Keith Dooley, Interim Chair (wdooley@utm.edu)

Kim Stone, Program Resource Specialist (ksledd@utm.edu)

College of Business and Global Affairs

Accounting, Finance, Economics, Marketing, Management, and Information Systems

Jenny Killebrew, Advisor (jkilleb5@utm.edu)

Political Science

Dr. Chris Baxter, Professor (cbaxter@utm.edu)

International Studies

Dr. Carrie Humphreys, Assistant Professor (chumph16@utm.edu)

College of Education, Health, and Behavioral Sciences

Behavioral Sciences majors, including Criminal Justice, Social Work, and Sociology

Dr. Justin Martin, Department Chair (jmart140@utm.edu)

Educational Studies

Dr. Clinton Smith, Interim Chair (Csmit279@utm.edu)

Health & Human Performance

Dr. Todd Sherman, Department Chair (tsherma1@utm.edu)

Melissa Morris, Program Resource Specialist (mmorri62@utm.edu)

Interdisciplinary Studies

Melanie Morris, Advisor (mmorris@utm.edu)


Dr. Mary Radford, Department Chair (marye@utm.edu)


Dr. Joseph Ostenson (jostenso@utm.edu), Department Chair

College of Engineering and Natural Sciences

Biological Sciences

Dr. Darrell Ray, Department Chair (dray5@utm.edu)

Chemistry and Physics

Dr. Robbie Montgomery, Department Chair (rmontgomery@utm.edu)

Computer Science

Dr. Bob Bradley, Interim Chair (jbradle4@utm.edu)


Dr. Tim Nipp, Department Chair (tnipp@utm.edu)

Benita Evans, Program Resource Specialist (bevans11@utm.edu)


Dr. Steve Elliot, Department Chair (eelliot7@utm.edu)

College of Humanities and Fine Arts


Dr. Robert Nanney, Department Chair (rnanney@utm.edu)

English & Modern Foreign Languages

Dr. Jeff Longacre, Department Chair (jlongac1@utm.edu)

History & Philosophy

Dr. David Coffey, Department Chair (dcoffey@utm.edu)

Melanie Warmath, Administrative Support (mwarmath@utm.edu)


Steve Barnett, Chair (sbarne28@utm.edu)

Visual and Theatre Arts

Sarah Haig, Professor (shaig1@utm.edu)

Exploratory Humanities & Fine Arts

Dr. Coffey, Department Chair (dcoffey3@utm.edu)

Other Contacts

Office of Admissions (admitme@utm.edu)

Regional Centers and Online Programs (outreach@utm.edu)

Dual Enrollment (dualenrollment@utm.edu)


Next Steps For Admitted Students


Applying for Financial Aid

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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