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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.

One of the following degrees from an accredited institution:

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


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

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.

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 2023
Priority Deadline Submit your application by the priority deadline to receive an admissions decision sooner.
May 5, 2023
Final Submit Deadline Complete your application and submit all materials for the fall 2023 cohort of the online BAIP.
June 2, 2023
Classes Start
August 2023

Upcoming Webinars

BAIP Program Overview
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
07:00 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.

Tuition Costs



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*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.

**The total estimated cost of tuition is based on the current (2022) tuition rate. Cost of attendance does not include additional university fees. Tuition is subject to change each year as approved by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

College is a big investment. If you’re ready to invest in yourself, we are ready to invest in your future! More than 80 percent of our students receive financial aid and scholarships from federal, state, and private sources. There are a number of different resources you can use to help cover the cost of your degree.

The majority of UT students are eligible to apply for federal financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to help cover the cost of tuition. Visit our financial aid page to learn more about the FAFSA, review deadlines, and start the application.

Unlike loans, scholarships are financial awards to help cover the cost of tuition that students do not need to repay. Each year, UT offers a variety of merit-based scholarships. Visit our scholarships page to explore our current scholarship offerings, upcoming deadlines, and best practices.

Veterans may be eligible for educational benefits through numerous GI Bill® programs. Eligibility is determined solely by the VA.

Visit the VA website or call the VA Education Hotline at 1-888-442-4551 to inquire about benefits.

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