Freshmen and sophomores: If you are planning to transfer to a university you want to make sure that you are on the right path. Why? Taking the correct classes for your major will make transfer easier to university. You want to take the classes that you need and perhaps not take the classes that will not transfer to the university you choose.
How do you stay on track? The most important way is by seeing your advisor before you register each semester. That’s coming up soon, on November 11 and 12 for early registration, so it would be a good idea to see your advisor now. If you don’t know who your advisor is just visit the Division office for your major: Humanities, Math and Science, Business or Social Science and Education. Allied Health works a bit differently. Just stay on the track with your Program Director.
A great way to ensure that all of your credits transfer to university is by picking a Tennessee Transfer Pathway. The Tennessee Transfer Pathway means that community college students who want to complete a bachelor's degree have a guarantee that their credits will transfer to a public university in Tennessee, and certain private schools, if they choose one of 50 different majors offering transfer pathways. It’s never too late to take a look. Even sophomores should take a look. Talk over what you see with your advisor.
It’s easy to find out what programs are included for Vol State students and where those programs transfer, just visit the web site. We have a link to that site on this page and a video that explains how the program works: www.volstate.edu/pathways
Click on the link that lists the majors at the bottom of the page. It will show you which classes you need to take for that pathway. Underneath it will show the universities that participate in that transfer pathway. Not all universities have transfer pathways in every major area. You need to check carefully and talk it over with your advisor.
Here’s partial list of participating colleges and universities. The website is constantly updated.
Austin Peay State University
Baptist College of Health Sciences
Christian Brothers University
East Tennessee State University
Lincoln Memorial University
Martin Methodist College
Middle Tennessee State University
Tennessee State University
Tennessee Tech University
University of Memphis
University of Tennessee- Chattanooga
University of Tennessee- Knoxville
University of Tennessee- Martin
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film