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East Tennessee State University

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15 to Finish

15 To Finish Initiative.... Plan to earn your Degree Now, Not Later  

15 to Finish Initiative encourages students to take 15 credits per semester. The initiative is geared towards helping students graduate within a reasonable time. Use the plan function in Degree Works to see how 15 credits per semester will affect your graduation date. Watch the video below for more information on 15 to Finish.


Degree Works

Degree Works is an academic advising and degree audit tool that helps advisors and students track their degree progress in real-time! 

Fully integrated with GoldLink, Degree Works gives students an up-to-date, play-by-play of courses taken and courses needed to help them plan and complete their degree(s) on time!

"What If..." scenarios, allow students to experiment with changing majors or degree plans.   


First Mate

First Mate allows you to grant your parent, spouse or another person view-only access to specific GoldLink pages that you authorize.  Your First Mate can login using their own email address and password to see only the GoldLink pages that you select.  These pages can include: financial aid information, course schedule information, etc.  You choose which pages your First Mate has access to view.



 TN Reverse Transfer

Reverse Transfer is a process that allows a student who completed a minimum of 15 hours at a participating Tennessee two-year institution and transferred to a participating Tennessee four-year institution to combine college credits from both institutions and apply them toward an associate degree.



Transfer Works

Use this site to see how the academic credits you have earned at other institutions can be used to earn a degree at East Tennessee State University. All you have to do is answer a few questions (Page 1), tell us what classes you took and where you took them (Page 2), and we will tell you how the coursework will apply towards the degree you select (an articulation report on Page 3 and a degree audit on Page 4). At the end, we will give you some options about what you might do next (Page 5).


  Schedule Builder

Schedule Builder is a simple interface that provides students with the ability to generate schedules for their classes in mere seconds. Students can compare up to four schedules at a time. As an example, a student can lock in their first choice professor and search for a new set of schedules around that choice. Students can then send the schedule to their Registration Cart until they can register. 




25Live® and 25Live® Mobile allow event planners and academic schedulers to search dates and venues and schedule campus space and resources all in one program -- and from any device!

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