Transferring universities in the middle of your academic journey can be simultaneously exhilarating and overwhelming. At TWU, we work hard to make sure you feel supported and at home.
Who Can Transfer to TWU?
A transfer student is any student with 15 or more semester hours of college credit. Anyone may transfer to Tennessee Wesleyan, and there are no prerequisite courses.
Transfer applicants must have a cumulative transfer grade point average of at least 2.00 from all postsecondary institutions attended.
Your Previously Earned Credits Are Important
TWU’s Registrar's Office thoroughly evaluates all previously completed coursework to determine transferable credits. To see which of your credits will transfer in, get the application process started today.
Transfer Application Process
Steps One: Application Documents
Apply online or submit a hard copy of the transfer application.
Submit all official college transcripts from all attended institutions, regardless of dates of attendance.
Submit final transcripts from high school. These will not be used for admissions purposes, but all Tennessee residents must include them in the application.
Please submit all documents to:
Tennessee Wesleyan University
Director of Transfer Admissions
204 E. College St.
Athens, TN 37303
Step Two: Transcript Evaluation Process
Once we receive your application and college transcripts, the Registrar's Office will evaluate coursework to determine transferable credits. Students will receive a copy of all evaluations.
Students who transfer from two year accredited institutions will be granted credit up to 60 semester hours. A maximum of 90 semester hours may be transferred from all institutions. The last 30 hours of coursework must be taken at Tennessee Wesleyan University.
Tennessee Wesleyan University has articulation agreements (equivalency tables) for advanced placement and area colleges, which are available for download and print. TWU also accepts Advanced Placement credit when an official score report is received and minimum score requirements are met.
Articulation agreements are equivalency tables for courses taught at local community colleges. With these agreements, TWU takes the guesswork out of how and which credits will transfer. These agreements also help simplify the process of figuring out what classes to take at a two-year community college when a student knows they will transfer to TWU to complete their bachelor’s degree.
- Chattanooga State Technical Community College CC (pdf)
- Cleveland State CC (pdf)
- Motlow State CC (pdf)
- Pellissippi State CC (pdf)
- Regents Online (pdf)
- Roane State CC (pdf)
- Walter State CC (pdf)
<h3> Step Three: Scholarships & Financial Aid </h3>
Transfer students are eligible to receive scholarships from Tennessee Wesleyan. To be eligible for financial aid, you must submit a FAFSA and list Tennessee Wesleyan as your school. For more information about scholarships and aid available to transfer students, visit our transfer scholarship page.
Step Four: Acceptance and Final Documents
Upon acceptance, the following documents should be submitted (letters and forms will be mailed to the accepted student):
- Submit your $200 deposit
- Deposits are due by May 1. Refundable until May 1 for Summer and Fall terms and October 31 for the spring term.
- Immunization and Copy of Insurance Form
- Housing Application and $100 housing deposit (If applicable)
All students must complete Tennessee Wesleyan University's Wesleyan Essentials or equivalent. Any student who has completed an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution will be considered to have met the Wesleyan Essentials requirements at TWU with some exceptions.
Ready to Apply?
The application process is quick, easy, free and entirely online.
Utilize these advising checklists to see what classes you still need to complete for your major. Please note, these checklists are for unofficial planning purposes only. Advisors will use these same checklists for official advising purposes.