When transferring to the University, students must submit official transcripts of coursework attempted at all the regionally accredited institutions they have attended. The University’s staff evaluates each course to determine its equivalency to UTC courses. Courses without an exact UTC equivalent will transfer in as an elective course related to the specific department. If UTC has no equivalent department, the course will transfer in with the department and course designated as elective. Transfer students will not receive credit for courses that are judged not to be at the college level or not appropriate to the curriculum at UTC, such as technical or vocation coursework.
The grades for transferred courses are included in the transfer grade point average as well as the cumulative grade point average according to UTC’s grading policies and scale. Students who transfer a course grade that is lower than the UTC required grade will be required to repeat the course.
Students who transfer community college course work that is equivalent to 300- or 400-level UTC equivalent will receive elective credit for the course. These courses will not fulfill the University’s requirement for upper division coursework.
Students who believe that their transfer coursework was misclassified should present their concerns in writing to the Registrar as soon as possible. The Records Office staff will review the coursework and issue a response to the student.
The Records Office website lists transfer equivalencies for local institutions.