Roane State has established partnerships with regional universities and colleges to enhance the transferability of coursework. Students can plan their academic program utilizing course equivalency tables to meet the degree requirements at Roane State and also ensure that the courses they have taken will transfer.
Step 1 – Be familiar with the degree requirements for Roane State. Students planning to transfer to a senior institution will follow the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Degree plan, which may or may not be a TN Transfer Pathway.
Step 2 – Students planning to transfer need to decide early in their Roane State career where they will transfer and what their major will be. As shown in the AA/AS/AST/AFA degree requirements, there are several categories where a student must make appropriate course selections. The earlier a student decides on their senior institution, the more likely an advisor can assist the student in selecting courses that will fulfill the requirements. Keys for Successful Transfer
A student entering a community college in Tennessee who selects one of these majors with accompanying transfer pathway, completes required courses and earns an associate degree can transition as a junior to a Tennessee public university.
All earned credit hours outlined on the pathways will apply toward a bachelor’s degree in the same discipline. These pathways guarantee admission to all public universities in the state, except for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where competitive admission standards will still apply.
The TN Transfer Pathways are excellent curriculum guides for students who aren’t yet certain where they will transfer. Once a student does decide on his/her transfer institution it is best to review the requirements and ascertain whether the TN Transfer Pathway will satisfy all of the requirements.
All Roane State courses transfer to regionally accredited institutions. Whether or not those courses fulfill actual degree requirements will be the decision of the receiving institution, provided an acceptable transferrable grade is achieved. While every attempt is made to keep these tables current, the student should verify with their receiving institution advisor the transferability of a course prior to it being taken.
An articulation agreement is a document that specifies the curriculum agreed to by Roane State and a four-year college or university to satisfy the degree requirements at both Roane State and the receiving institution. Completion of freshman and sophomore requirements leads to an associate degree at Roane State. The remaining requirements for the baccalaureate degree are completed at the four-year institution. Students must successfully complete all courses outlined in a particular program and must satisfy all other academic regulations of Roane State and the receiving institution. Exceptions to the agreement can only be approved by the four-year institution.
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