Updates and Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Prospective & Transfer Students

Tours and Orientation

We recommended students contact the UT Admissions Office first to schedule tours.  Prospective students can also email Haslam’s Undergraduate Programs office to connect with one of our student ambassadors.


Freshmen are admitted directly to the Haslam College of Business at the point of admission to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Admission to the university is highly competitive and based primarily on academic achievement at the high school level and scores on the ACT and/or SAT.

Internal and External Transfer Admission

Students who are not directly admitted to the Haslam College of Business their freshman year or who are transferring from other educational institutions can apply for admission after completing the tracking courses.

To be eligible for admission into Haslam, students must obtain a grade of C or better in all tracking courses, prior to completing 75 hours.

Internal and external transfer students will be categorized as business exploratory majors until they complete the requirements for admission. Admission to a specific major, such as accounting or supply chain management, is part of the college’s competitive process for transfer admission.

Changing Your Major to Business?

For internal transfers (those of you who are already at UT and wish to change your major):

attending an Internal Transfer Information Session is mandatory prior to meeting with a business advisor. Upon completion of a session, you will be given an advising appointment. A UT GPA of 2.5 or higher is required for consideration and will be confirmed prior to information session registration. It is encouraged that you still attend your regularly scheduled advising appointment, as you are not guaranteed to be seen prior to your registration date. 

Please email busad@utk.edu to complete the necessary steps to register for one of the following sessions. Limited seating is available. 

  • September 10, 2021, 10:00 - 11:00 am (in person)

  • September 24, 2021, 2:00 - 3:00 pm (in person)

  • October 8, 2021, 10:00 - 11:00 am (in person)

  • October 22, 2021, 1:00 - 2:00 pm (in person)

  • November 5, 2021, 10:00 - 11:00 am (in person)

  • November 19, 2021, 1:00 - 2:00 pm (in person)

  • December 2, 2021, 10:00 - 11:00 am (Zoom)

Many, if not all, of your questions about changing your major will be answered during these sessions. “To Business” advising appointments will take place the hour directly after the information session you register for. 

Not showing up for a registered information session may result in delayed advising for business classes. 

Transferring Credits to the University of Tennessee

When transferring credits from another institution to the University of Tennessee, some courses might transfer as LD or UD rather than as direct equivalents to UT courses.

  • LD stands for “lower division,” indicating a course did not transfer as an exact match to a UT course but counts for 100-200 level credits.
  • UD stands for “upper division,” indicating a course did not transfer as an exact match to a UT course but counts for 300-400 level credits.

Courses that transfer as LD or UD can be petitioned if their content fulfills a requirement. A student’s adviser will need a copy of the course syllabus to complete the petition, although there is no guarantee a course will be approved to fulfill a specific requirement.

Transfer equivalency tables can be found on the University Registrar’s webpage.