Specific Policies and Academic
agreement leads to the awarding of the associate
degree by the two-year institution and the
baccalaureate degree by East Tennessee State
University. You must satisfy all other academic
regulations of the major, degree, college/school
and university standards (such as grade point
average and retention requirements).The intent of
the agreement is to encourage you to complete the
associate degree prior to transfer to ETSU.
Students completing the associate degree under
the terms of the articulation agreement will
enter ETSU at junior status. All two-year
institution credit indicated in the articulated
program will be accepted in transfer without
evaluation on a course-by-course basis.
Articulation agreements are
effective for six years from the date you enter
collegiate level work at a two-year
institution. If more than six years elapse, the
articulation agreement in place at the time of
transfer to ETSU will determine your progress
toward baccalaureate degree completion.
You must apply for
participation in the articulated program while
enrolled at a two-year institution. Two-year
institutions will note on your transcript that
the associate degree was completed according to
the transfer plan. East Tennessee State
University will honor the terms of the
agreement for admission to ETSU.
In order to be eligible for
admission to ETSU, the student must have an
associate degree in the major/emphasis
specified from two-year institution and a
minimum 2.0 grade point average.
If you do not complete an
associate degree, ETSU will evaluate your
transcript on a course-by-course basis.
When entering ETSU,
students must meet the standards and follow the
procedures outlined in the ETSU undergraduate
• for the year you enrolled in the
articulated program at a two-year institution,
• you may follow the current ETSU
• if more than six years elapse after
your initial two-year institution enrollment in
the articulated program, then you must meet the
terms of the current ETSU catalog.
You must satisfy:
• specific course requirement for a
• program, major, or degree requirements
or academic regulations required for
progression and retention in your major,
• ETSU's residency and graduation
• requirements for awarding or use of any
nontraditional credit (e.g. CLEP, AP,
credit-by-exam, military services, etc.)
Course substitutions in
your major may occur with the approval of the
ETSU academic department chair.