Admissions

APPLY TODAY TO
EMPOWER YOUR FUTURE

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, online admission steps enable you to easily progress through the application process based on your specific program, degree level, and student type. In your online program, be it synchronous, asynchronous, or a combination, you will learn from the same faculty who provide instruction in the on-campus programs and earn the same University of Tennessee degree. Get started now – make a commitment to your future!

ARE YOU READY TO BECOME A VOL FOR LIFE?

As an online Vol, you are never alone in your higher education journey. We are here to support you during the admissions process, your academic career, and in life—no matter where you live!

CHOOSE A VOL PATH.
LIGHT THE WAY TO YOUR FUTURE

Empower

Seize the opportunity to secure the knowledge, skills, and field experience you need to create the future you deserve. Which online degree or certificate at UT will empower you to create your dream career?

Advance

Are you ready to advance? With UT’s distance education programs, your higher educational goals are in your control and ready to be realized.

Commit

Select one of UT’s online programs and commit to your educational path. Mental fortitude is the friend of success and Vol support is here to support you onto academic victory.

HOW TO BECOME A VOL ONLINE STUDENT

Identify
Student Type

No matter what type of student you are—undergraduate, graduate, transfer or international—UT Knoxville online has a variety of degree and certificate choices. Which program will work best for you?

Choose a
Program

With over 70+ online degrees and certifications, UT Knoxville has an online program for you. Which program appeals to you? Which program will help you create the future you desire?

Check
Requirements

University admission requirements vary by program level and student type. Likewise, program admission requirements can differ based on each program. Which program will empower you to further your educational path, given your individual situation?

ACT NOW. CHECK OUT YOUR ADMISSION STEPS TODAY!

Undergraduate Transfer Admissions

Whether you are looking to advance in your current career or planning to enter a new industry, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has a variety of undergraduate online program options for those looking to complete a bachelor’s degree or a certificate. Furthermore, professional undergraduate programs, such as those through the College of Nursing and the College of Social Work, enable graduates to meet state of Tennessee licensure requirements in the respective fields, while preparing out-of-state students with rigorous best industry practices.  

Undergraduate programs at UT enable students with transfer credits two-year associate degrees from an approved accredited colleges to earn their bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Each program may require different types of transfer credit for admissibility. For students transferring in an associate degree, both Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degrees typically offer the highest level of transferability. Currently, all distance education undergraduate programs through UT Knoxville focus on programs that build on the foundation of an associate degree. Acceptable associate degrees depending on program requirements include the following: Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), Associate of Fine Arts (AFA), and Associate of Science in Teaching (AST). Undergraduate certificate programs may not require an associate degree but may have other prerequisites.  

Prior to starting your application for an online bachelor’s program, review undergraduate admission requirements and requirements at the program level, which can vary based on the degree or certificate. Remember to check important application-related dates

For previous undergraduate students returning to UT after a break, review readmission policies.  

Questions about the application process? Visit the Transfer Center Office or check out this FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section. Need individual assistance? Email transfer@utk.edu to set a one-to-one virtual appointment with your UT Transfer Center Coordinator to get assistance with the transfer process. 

Are you ready to apply? Start your application today!

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Undergraduate Transfer Students – How to Apply

Check university & program admission requirements

Complete admissions application

Submit transcripts & any other required supporting documents

Submit application fee

GRADUATE Admissions

Are you looking to advance your career by earning a master’s or doctoral degree or expand your skill sets and advanced training with a graduate certificate? You can achieve your higher educational goals through one of UT’s online programs—be they securing a master’s, post-master’s, doctorate, or graduate certificate.

Before starting your application, check the graduate school university admission requirements as well as the admission requirements at the program level. Some programs require standardized test scores and English language certification. Also, be aware of graduate school application deadlines.

For previous UT graduate students looking to readmit after taking a break, check with Readmissions.

Have questions in general? Reach out to the office of Graduate Admissions. Admission counselors are ready to help you every step of the way.

Launch a new level of your career – Apply today!

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graduate Students – How to Apply

Check university & program admission requirements

Complete admissions application

Submit personal statement & supporting documents

Submit transcripts, references & test scores (if required)

Submit application fee

International Admissions

Do you want to secure a degree or certificate from an accredited state university in the USA with notable instructors and world-class programs? The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has a selection of asynchronous and synchronous degrees and certificates from which to choose. 

Applications for international students are accepted each semester. Make sure to note the admission deadlines for international students and check the admission requirements for international students in the Graduate School or Undergraduate Admissions, whichever applies. Also check the requirements for the specific program to which you are applying. Please note, demonstration of English proficiency is required at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and certain programs may have additional admission requirements. 

Once your application has been submitted, check your iVols Portal frequently for communications from the university for additional material requests required to facilitate the admissions decision. 

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International Students – How to Apply

Demonstrate English Proficiency

Check university & program admission requirements

Complete admissions application

Submit personal statement, references & supporting documents 

Submit transcripts & any test scores

Submit application fee

ACT TODAY TO SECURE YOUR FUTURE

It is more than a degree or certificate. It is an opportunity to realize your full potential.