Transfer Fellowship Application Process

Transfer Fellowship Brochure

2020-2021 Honors Transfer Fellowship Application
This application may only be submitted online. 

BY FEBRUARY 15, 2020 by 11:59 p.m., Central Standard Time (CST).


The Honors Transfer Fellowship, limited to 30 students per year, is the highest academic award given to transfer students at Middle Tennessee State University.

Honors Transfer Fellows, who must complete a separate application process, receive a host of special benefits including $3,500 per semester (for students classified as in-state for tuition purposes; $7,000 per semester for out-of-state students) for up to four semesters (fall and spring only), priority consideration for study abroad scholarships, and much more.

In order to compete for an Honors Transfer Fellowship, an applicant must: 

  1. first apply for undergraduate admission to Middle Tennessee State University well before the February 15th admissions deadline (students must already be admitted to MTSU in order to complete the online Honors Transfer Fellowship application);
  2. complete the online Honors Transfer Fellowship application by February 15, 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time (more information regarding the application is included below);
  3. have a college or university GPA of at least 3.5 (from all institutions attended to date);
  4. be on track to have completed at least 60 credit hours of college work before Fall 2020 classes begin (students who have already transferred and started at MTSU before the Fellowship start date are eligible to apply for this scholarship);
  5. provide the Honors College a transcript of all college and university work completed;
  6. write an essay on the topic found in part B of the online application; and
  7. submit two letters of recommendation from college professors.

The preceding requirements are minimal. Successful applicants generally possess qualifications that equal or surpass those required for other MTSU academic scholarships.

The deadline for submission of this completed application is February 15 of the year of fall enrollment. Successful applicants will be notified of their acceptance during March or April. With this notification will come an Acceptance Form for the student to complete. In the Acceptance Form, the student makes a firm commitment to accept (or reject) the fellowship offer by May 1 and to accept the responsibilities of an Honors Transfer Fellow. Among these is a pledge to: 

  • uphold the ideals espoused in the Honors Creed;
  • participate fully in a specially designed Transfer Fellowship Seminar during the first semester; and
  • make progress toward graduation according to benchmarks set by the Honors College.

Please note that the Honors Transfer Fellowship course requirements cannot be completed as an online (or evenings-only) program.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: Special directions for completing your Transfer Fellowship application online.

Four Steps for the Transfer Fellowship Application



Please apply to MTSU ASAP if you have not done so already. The Honors Transfer Fellowship Application cannot be started until your general admission’s application has been finalized. It is best to complete your application to MTSU in December or early January.

Admission questions can be directed to or 615-898-2233.


Once you have applied to MTSU, you will receive your M-number by mail, which you can use to create your PipelineMT account. You will need your PipelineMT User Name and Password to access the Transfer Fellowship Application Form.

To create your account, browse to PipelineMT in a web browser, click “New User” and then click on the “Students” button. More information on creating your student PipelineMT account can be found here.

Technical Issues
If you have technical issues with your PipelineMT account, please contact or 615-898-5345.

If you are unable to create your Pipeline account before the deadline please see the steps below to complete the "Alternative Application" for the Transfer Fellowship.



Once your Pipeline user name and password is set up, you may start your Transfer Fellowship Application using the same User ID and password. The link to the application is below. To help avoid technical issues, use Google Chrome to complete your application.
The Transfer Fellowship Application requires an essay and two letters of recommendation to be sent to the Honors College. Recommendation letters may be sent to the email or mailing address listed below in part four of these instructions. Recommendation letters must be emailed or postmarked by February 15, 2020.

We highly recommend that you complete and submit your application several days before the application deadline as the Honors College is not responsible for technical issues or other computer issues that may occur. Completed applications must be submitted by February 15, 2020 by 11:59 p.m., Central Standard Time (CST). No exceptions to this deadline will be considered.

Now closed
(only accessible with your Pipeline user name and password, see alternative application below if you are not yet able to create a Pipeline account)

Starting February 10, 2020

If you have technical issues logging into the Transfer Fellowship application or do not have your M-number (student ID number), you may use this version that does not require your M-number or Pipeline log in credentials.

Now closed

When you click on the link please look under the “user name & password” fields to click on the option to Create a New Account. You will need to create your own user name and password just for this application (please also write down the username and password so you have access to it later). You will also need to supply a personal email to verify the account before you can access the Transfer Fellowship Application. Once you have created the account you can save drafts of you application and access it again by logging into the system through the same link above until the 11:59 p.m. deadline on February 15th.

BY FEBRUARY 15, 2020 by 11:59 p.m., Central Standard Time (CST).



In addition to sending your official college transcripts to the admissions office as part of the general admission’s process, you must take an additional step and send a copy of your transcripts to the Honors College.

Options to submit transcripts to the Honors College (select one):

  • Upload them directly into your Transfer Fellowship application. Look for the link called “College Transcripts.” Unofficial copies are fine at this stage.
  • Have them emailed directly to either by your college or you. It is fine if you scan the transcripts yourself. Emails must be sent by February 15, 2020.
  • Mail official copies to the Honors College at:  MTSU Honors College, Transfer Fellowship Application Committee, Box 267, Murfreesboro, TN 37130. Mailed copies must be postmarked by February 15, 2020.

BY FEBRUARY 15, 2020 by 11:59 p.m., Central Standard Time (CST).


Technical Issues
If you have technical issues accessing the application with your PipelineMT account, please contact or 615-898-5345.

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