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Office of General Counsel Policies & Guidelines

Articulation with Proprietary College : 2:01:00:01

Policy/Guideline Area

Academic Policies

Applicable Divisions

Community Colleges


The purpose of this policy is to establish the procedures for awarding transfer credit from proprietary colleges, for institutions governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents.


  1. Awarding of Transfer Credit from Proprietary Colleges
    1. Awarding of transfer credit from proprietary colleges is considered on a case-by-case basis.
    2. Community colleges must have in place procedures to document the validity of courses requested for transfer from proprietary colleges, including submission of official transcripts of courses taken, documentation of course content, course level, contact hours, the standards for assessing student work, and certification of the academic credentials of the course instructor.
    3. Academic Affairs officials at each institution will review the documentation submitted and coordinate with the Office of Admissions to confirm or deny approval of courses approved for transfer.



T.C.A. § 49-8-203


TBR Meeting, June 20, 1975; March 27, 2008.