Transfer Students

Continue Your Education With Us!

Who is a transfer student?

Students are eligible to transfer to Tusculum University if they:

  • are in good standing with all previous institutions attended
  • have completed 12 hours of college-level credits (non-developmental)*
  • have a GPA of at least a 2.0 in all college course work

* If you have completed less than 12 hours, you are considered a first-time freshman and will also submit your high school transcript, or its equivalency, and an ACT or SAT score.

How do I apply?

To apply for admission as a transfer student, you will:

If you have less than 12 hours of non-developmental college-level credits, you must also submit a copy of your final high school transcript along with an official ACT or SAT score.

All college transcripts must be mailed directly from the institution to:

Office of Admissions
Tusculum University
P.O. Box 5051
Greeneville, TN 37745

If you are interested in Nursing or Teacher Education, there are additional requirements.

How long will it take me to graduate?

Tusculum University provides a unique service for entering transfer students called an Individualized Graduation Plan (IGP). Your IGP is a tentative academic schedule put together by our Academic Resource Center staff. It will list all the courses that are needed in order to graduate from Tusculum, while giving you an idea of the courses you will be taking each semester.

To receive an IGP, you must submit your transcript(s) to Tusculum (unofficial transcript is okay), with your intended major. These may be sent to your Transfer Admission Coordinator at

What about financial aid?

At Tusculum, we know whether you’re transferring from a 2-year or another 4-year institution, financial assistance is important.

For Traditional Greeneville-based students, financial assistance comes in the form of need and merit-based scholarships and grants. Accepted students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships and grants. Eligibility is determined based on your college GPA. To find out what merit-based aid you would be eligible for, visit our Scholarship Calculator.

Adult and Online Studies (AOS) students are eligible to receive need-based aid. Merit awards are not made, as the tuition for these programs has already been greatly reduced. However, members of Phi Theta Kappa will receive the PTK Scholarship.

To receive a Tusculum University offer of financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after October 1. The FAFSA will determine what state/Federal grants and loans are available to you.

The Tusculum FAFSA code is 003527.


The Tennessee Transfer Pathway guides you through the courses you need to help maximize your credit transfer while preparing you to transfer seamlessly to a four-year institution offering the junior/senior level courses.

Do you know what you are interested in majoring in at Tusculum? If so, you can find a quick reference guide to all the courses needed for that major by selecting the checklist that applies to you.

Transfer Credit Policy

Click to view our transfer credit policy.