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Transfer and Adult Student Outreach

School of Continuing Studies & Academic Outreach

Ease Your Transfer Process with Dual Admissions

The Dual Admission Program betweenselect Tennessee state community colleges andEast Tennessee State Universityoffers a structuredapproach for progressing from an associates degree directly to a bachelors degree. Students get personal, one-on-one contact with advisors at both institutions during the program to aid them in organizing their coursework for their respective degree programs.

The Dual Admissions programs are currently offered to students attending:

  • Chattanooga State Community College,
  • Cleveland State Community College,
  • Motlow State Community College,
  • Northeast State Community College,
  • Pellissippi State Community College,
  • Roane State Community College, and
  • Walters State Community College 


A student must meet the following conditions to be eligible:

  1. Plans to pursue both an Associate's Degree and Bachelor's Degree
  2. Meets current admission criteria for Tennessee Community Colleges
  3. Has earned 29 or fewer college-level semester hours and a cumulative GPA of 2.0;cumulative 2.75 GPA for the A.S.T. Degree.
  4. Enters Tennessee Community College under the 2004 or later catalog

Advantages for Students

  1. Students are guaranteed acceptance to ETSU upon completion of the A.A., A.S.(A.S.T.) degree at Tennessee Community College rather than to a particular college or major. Admission to a particular major requires students to meet with criteria designated bythe major.
  2. Students can save money by enrolling for their first two years at a TBR communitycollege with lower tuition and fees.
  3. Students will become familiar with university staff and academic advisors, whichshould facilitate the transition process.
  4. Students will be able to view their entire degree plans at the onset of theircollege career.
  5. Students will receive academic advising from both institutions including earlyadvisement from ETSU.
  6. Students will be able to register during the priority registration time period at ETSUthe semester of graduation from Tennessee Community College upon completionof ETSU orientation activities.

Institutions' Responsibilities

  1. Tennessee Community College will forward copies of all application materials to the Office of Admission at ETSU including:
    1. application for admission
    2. application for DAP
    3. non-binding Intent-to-Enroll form
    4. official high schooltranscript
    5. official college transcript
    6. and official ACT/SAT scores for applicants less than 21 years of age

Additional information may be required.

  1. Both the Tennessee Community College and ETSU will track DualAdmission students in their student information systems.
  2. Both the Tennessee Community College and ETSU will assign eachstudent to an advisor from each campus.
  3. Each institution will develop a web site specifically for the DualAdmissions Program.
  4. At the end of each semester, the Tennessee Community College will provideETSU an official transcript for each participant in the DAP,and student workat the Tennessee Community College will be posted as transfer credit in thestudent information system at ETSU.
  5. Each institution will establish a primary and secondary campus contract.
  6. The Tennessee Community College will refer students to the ETSU primaryand secondary campus contacts during their first semesterof enrollment in theDual Admissions Program.Students will work jointly with the TBR communitycollege and ETSU contacts todetermine course selection.


Getting Started

  1. Meet with a representative at your community college to complete the Dual Admissions Application.


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