International Students - How to Apply

This is your online application guide. The steps below explain the application process.
If you have any questions, please contact the Graduate Studies Office (931) 372-3233.

Step 1

Apply online (PREFERRED) or complete and mail the paper applicationpdf_icon_sm for Graduate School admissions along with nonrefundable application fee ($40 international students). It is highly recommended that you apply online ( so that you may monitor the progress on your application as well as pay the application fee online.

If you apply online you will still need to follow Steps 2 through 5 to complete the application process.

Step 2

Submission of 3 letters of recommendation.

(The M.B.A. program only requires one letter of recommendation).

Step 3

Official transcripts from all institutions attended after high sch0ol. Official transcripts are sent directly from the institution to Tennessee Tech, not submitted by the student. International students may submit attested transcripts. Official copies are to be sent directly to Office of Graduate Studies. (See address in Step 6)

Step 4

pdf_icon_smStudent Health FormDocumentation required of 2 MMR vaccinations, 2 doses of the Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine, and documentation of the TB Skin Test taken within 6 months prior to registration. This documentation is required prior to registration.

Step 5

CollegeOfficial Test Score Reports
College of Arts and Sciences GRE General Test
College of Business Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the GRE General Test
College of Education, Master's and Ed.S Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or GRE General Test
College of Education, Ph.D. GRE General Test
College of Engineering GRE General Test
School of Nursing None
All International Students

Approved Tests:  TOEFL, IELTS, FLS International Language Center (Level 8 or 9, program specific), PTE Academic, ELS, TOEIC, CEFR, and SLEP and the appropriate test as required by colleges.  Please note that the majors of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Psychology and Counselor Education have limited which tests they will accept.  Please see those specific programs for the accepted tests.

The Counseling Center administers the following standardized tests for a fee:


Please make sure you read all the Admission Requirements for International Students.

Step 6

Send materials and the $40 application fee to:

Graduate Studies
Tennessee Tech University
P.O. Box 5012
Cookeville, TN 38505

If application materials are sent by express mail/courier, the physical address is:

Graduate Studies
Tennessee Tech University
1 William L. Jones Drive, Room 306
Cookeville, TN 38505

Once all materials have been received, the application file will be evaluated for admission. This is completed by the individual academic departments.

After an admission recommendation is made, Graduate Studies will notify the student.