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Transfer Basics

What defines a Transfer Student?

Any student who has taken college-level classes at an accredited higher education institution after graduation from high school. 

Students who complete college-level classes while enrolled in high school are not considered transfer students.

What does King have to offer me?

As a transfer student, you will join a growing number of students who choose to complete their four-year degree at King University.

  • Thanks to articulation agreements between area community colleges in Tennessee and Virginia, you will enjoy a seamless transition from a two-year institution to King University.
  • According to U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 edition, King is ranked as having the lightest student debt load among southern universities. King University is committed to ensuring students are graduating academically and financially prepared for their future. King is focused on making a quality education accessible as well as affordable. Students graduate from King ready to make meaningful and significant contributions to their communities through their chosen career paths.
  • A King University degree opens doors. During the last three years, an average of more than 92 percent of King graduate survey respondents seeking employment indicated they were employed within their major field six months after graduation.
  • King offers the courses you need, when you need them, so you can graduate on time.
  • Learning extends far past the campus boundaries at King. You will have opportunities to travel for study abroad, missions, class, and community service trips.
  • You will receive personal attention from our professors, who are passionate about their work and want to help you achieve your goals.

How will my classes transfer?

Our partnerships with community colleges help ensure your ability to transfer courses with ease.

Generally, you will receive transfer credits for college-level courses in which you earned a grade of C- or better. Courses with grades below C- will not transfer. A maximum of 76 semester hours of accepted credit may be applied to a student’s academic program.

Transfer Credit Acceptance Policy

To obtain a degree from King University, you must complete at least 48 credit hours at King.

Applying for Admission

How do I apply for admission as a transfer?

King has a rolling admissions policy with no deadline to apply. Apply online and then have official transcripts sent to King from all colleges and universities you have previously attended. You will also need to submit your high school transcript if you have not obtained an Associate Degree or higher. Transcripts can be emailed to admissions@king.edu or mailed to:

King University
Admissions Office
1350 King College Road
Bristol, TN 37620

What are the academic requirements?

When transferring to King with 12 or more college credit hours, you must have a minimum of 2.0 cumulative GPA for acceptance. If you have earned fewer than 12 credit hours, you must meet the new freshman requirements for acceptance. Your enrollment counselor will help you through every step of this process.

Nursing and Education majors must meet additional requirements to be accepted in their specific major programs. Contact your enrollment counselor for more information.

What happens after I’m accepted?

Once you have been accepted, you will receive a Transfer Evaluation from the Registrar’s Office. This evaluation will show you officially which classes are transferring to King University and which King courses you will receive credit for.

Your Student Success Specialist will use this evaluation to determine which classes you need and will register you for your first semester classes.