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Email | admissions@mtsu.edu
Phone | 615-898-2111

Student Services &
Admissions Center, Room 120
1301 East Main St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37132


Email | graduate@mtsu.edu
Phone | 615-898-2840

College of Graduate Studies
MTSU Box 42
1301 E. Main St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

MT One Stop

Email | mtonestop@mtsu.edu
Phone | 615-898-2111

Student Services & 
Admissions Center, Room 210
1301 East Main St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Transfer Students

Dual Admission Transfer Equivalencies Transfer Pathways

An undergraduate applicant who previously has registered at any college or university since high school graduation must apply as a transfer student.

To meet Guaranteed Admissions requirements, transfer students must either:

  1. Earn 24 or more semester hours with a 2.00 or higher cumulative grade point average from all post-secondary institutions attended. OR
  2. Meet the freshman guaranteed admission standards if they have earned less than 24 hours (or less than 35 quarter hours) AND have a cumulative college GPA of 2.0 or higher. OR
  3. Not have been enrolled in any post-secondary institution in the 12 months preceding the term for which they are applying. They will be eligible for admission but will be admitted on academic probation if their cumulative grade point average is less than 2.00.

Applicants who do not meet the standards above, but who wish to be considered for admission to MTSU can fill out a
personal statement form for consideration by the Admissions Review Board.

How to apply

To be considered for admissions, transfer students must:

  1. Complete the application for admissions and pay the $25 application fee. Students who have previously applied and paid the application fee do not need to submit a second application. These students need to contact the Undergraduate Admissions office to update their application.
  2. Send official transcripts from high school and all colleges/universities attended to MTSU Office of Admissions, 1301 East Main Street, SSAC 120, Murfreesboro, TN 37132.
    1. The high school transcript requirement will be waived if the student graduated prior to 1989 or has earned a bachelor's degree.
    2. Concealment of previous college or university attendance may be cause for rejection, cancellation of admissions, or dismissal of the student.
    3. Send Personal Statement if applicable

It will take 2-3 weeks from the date the last piece of documentation is received for a decision to be made on the student's file.

Fall applications will be accepted through July 1. However, students who wish to be considered for Incoming Transfer Scholarships must apply by February 15. 

Spring applications will be accepted through December 15. However, students who wish to be considered for Incoming Transfer Scholarships must apply by October 1.

A comprehensive list of steps transfer students will need to take to enroll at MTSU can be found on the Checklist to Transfer.


Transfer applicants graduating from high school in 1989 or after and who have not yet earned a bachelor's degree are subject to the high school unit requirements.

The Admissions Office does not offer a course-by-course evaluation of credit if students have already earned a bachelor's degree. However, an academic advisor will be able to assist students in determining the courses needed for a second bachelor's degree.

Students will be required to take the Academic Assessment Placement Test if they have not earned credits in college-level, algebra-based Mathematics, or college-level English, and their valid ACT English score is less than 18 (SAT of 450 or less), or ACT Mathematics and Reading score is less than 19 (SAT of 460 or less).  Students required to test will receive more information via mail.

Transfer students who are admitted on probation will be required to enroll in UNIV 2020 their first semester of enrollment.

Quarter Hour to Semester Hour Conversion Chart:

Use the chart below to convert quarter hours to semester hours.

Quarter Hours Semester Hours
1 0.67
2 1.33
3 2.00
4 2.67
5 3.33
6 4.00
7 4.67
8 5.33
9 6.00
10 6.67
11 7.33
12 8.00

Courses in Residence

Information on General Requirements for Baccalaureate Degrees can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog. 

A minimum of 60 semester hours of senior college credit will be required for all students who transfer from colleges of less than four-year designation.

A minimum of 25 percent of credit for each degree awarded by MTSU must be earned through offerings by the University. Typically, a minimum of 30 hours earned through MTSU is required; however, in degree programs of more than 120 semester hours a greater number of hours would be required.