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Program Eligibility

Ready to become a Vol? To be eligible to enroll in UT’s Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Programs, applicants need the following:

*60 credit hours represent the average number of credits a UT student needs to complete their bachelor’s degree. Total credits required to graduate may vary.

60 credit hours* from an accredited institution with:

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Minimum of 27 credit hours in the following subject areas:
    • 6 credit hours of English composition sequence
    • 6 credit hours of college-level mathematics coursework
    • 6-8 credit hours of science coursework with labs
    • 9 credit hours of Vol Core requirements


One of the following degrees from an accredited institution:

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Fine Arts
  • Associate of Science
  • Associate of Science in Teaching

Returning veterans who have achieved at least 45 credit hours and meet all other requirements outlined will be considered for the program.

To verify whether your credit hours count toward UT BAIP required coursework, please connect with our enrollment team.

How to Apply

Start your application to the College of Arts and Sciences online bachelor’s degree completion program offered at the flagship institution of the University of Tennessee.

Ready to take the first step? Confirm your eligibility to apply.

Schedule a pre-application enrollment advisor call to confirm your program eligibility

Official Transcripts

Transcripts required from all post-secondary institutions (including transfer credits that show up on degree-earned transcript). Official transcripts must be mailed or sent electronically to:

The University of Tennessee
Undergraduate Admissions
320 Student Services Building
Knoxville, TN 37996-0230


Application Fee

A one-time application fee of $50 is required. Application waivers are available on a case-by-case basis and interested applicants must fill out a fee waiver request form.

Key Dates & Deadlines

Fall 2024
Priority Deadline Submit your application by the priority deadline to receive an admissions decision sooner.
May 3, 2024
Final Complete Deadline Complete your application and submit all materials to start the online BAIP in fall 2024.
June 5, 2024
Classes Start
August 19, 2024

Upcoming Online Events

UT BAIP Program & Application Overview
Wednesday, April 24, 2024
12:00 pm ET
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Wednesday, May 15, 2024
07:00 pm ET
UT BAIP Program & Application Overview
Wednesday, June 12, 2024
12:00 pm ET

Transfer Policies

UT will accept transfer credit of similar coursework from accredited institutions. When you apply, a preliminary evaluation of your transfer GPA is completed for an admission decision. The official evaluation of transfer credit is completed once you’re admitted.

Any transfer applicant who has been academically suspended or dismissed by the last institution they attended will not be considered for admission, regardless of the hours earned and transferable GPA.

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