Before you Apply!
There are laws in each state that govern an institution of higher education’s ability to offer programs in that state. The University of TN, Knoxville operates in the state of Tennessee, and under the terms and conditions of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement, commonly known as SARA.
UTK is permitted to deliver DE programs to students living in other SARA member states. Please review the information about SARA member states before applying.
Students enrolled in online and programs and courses are held to the same admissions standards end enrollment processes as campus-based students.
Students interested in enrolling in an online graduate program must apply to the Graduate School through Graduate Admissions, and must meet specific program requirements. Details can be found through departmental websites listed here.
Non-degree Seeking and Visiting Students
A student who has been awarded a bachelor’s degree and does not want to earn another undergraduate degree may take classes, including those offered online, as a non-degree seeking student.
A student who attends another college or university as a full-time student in good standing and who intends to return to that college may attend UT for one semester as a visiting student.
Refer to the FAQ page for additional details about participating in online courses at UT, including information on costs, financial aid, and registration.