Off-Campus Program

The School of Interdisciplinary Studies & Extended Education, through off-campus offerings, serves students at sites in 35 Tennessee counties. Upper division undergraduate courses are offered in conjunction with area community colleges, while graduate courses are offered for teacher recertification and for both Master's and Educational Specialist degrees. Other courses are offered as additional needs are identified.

Admission Procedures

Undergraduate Admissions

A. Send a completed application for admission and a $15.00 application fee to Tennessee Technological University, Office of Admissions, P. O. Box 5006, Cookeville, TN 38505. If you have been a student at TTU and have been out of class for a semester or more, complete the application form for readmission. Readmission does not require an application fee.

B. Request your high school and/or college to mail your complete transcript to the Office of Admissions at the address given above.

C. Have ACT scores sent to the Office of Admissions (ACT must be taken immediately and results received no later than the end of the first semester.)

NOTE: To be admitted in time to register at the scheduled registration time, it is recommended that the above steps be completed at least 30 days prior to the registration date.

Graduate Admissions

A. Send a completed application for admission and a $25.00 application fee to Tennessee Technological University, Graduate School, P. O. Box 5036, Cookeville, TN 38505. The application fee is only applicable to students who have never attended TTU as a graduate student. If you wish to enroll for a graduate course, you must apply to the Graduate School even if you hold an undergraduate degree from TTU. If you have been admitted to the Graduate School but have not attended for a semester or more, complete the Readmission form.

B. Request that the college or colleges you have attended mail your complete transcripts to the Graduate School at the address given above.

C. Each student's application must be evaluated by the faculty of his major subject department before being admitted to the Graduate School. A completed application, transcripts of all previous college work, letters of recommendation and appropriate test score(s) must be present in the Graduate School Office before your evaluation can take place. If, for some reason you are admitted to the Graduate School under "Special Standing" instead of "Full Standing," credit earned will not count toward a graduate degree unless or until it is approved by the department in which the student is majoring. Consult the Graduate Catalog for further details of the admissions process.

D. Applicants with an undergraduate quality point average of less than 2.25 will be admitted only if they have made satisfactory scores on appropriate admissions tests.

E. Fees, excluding the application fee, will be refunded to applicants who are not approved for admission. NOTE: To be admitted in time to register at the scheduled registration time, it is recommended that the above steps be completed at least 30 days prior to the registration date.

Early Course Selection/Registration Procedures

Early course selection and registration for off-campus courses is done with the assistance of Extended Education off-campus site coordinators listed in the following sections.

Early course selection is held to give you the opportunity to make course selections before the semester begins. Participation in early course selection is also helpful to both students and Extended Education since decisions to close classes with insufficient enrollment must be made before classes begin. Coordinators at the off-campus centers will be able to assist any off-campus students with spring early course selection during the week of October 30 - November 3.

Once courses have been selected, coordinators will then assist you with registration through the Eagle Online registration system. The only difference in Eagle Online procedures for off-campus students is the advisement procedure. If you are a(n):

Graduate student associated with a cohort group (students in one location working as a group to complete the same degree): your local site coordinator will provide you with your Registration Access Code (RAC), when your advisor has approved the course plan for your cohort group for the semester.

Undergraduate student taking classes off-campus: you must have your courses approved by your advisor to receive your Registration Access Code.

Graduate student taking off-campus classes but NOT associated with a cohort group: you must have your courses approved by your advisor to receive your Registration Access Code.

Other than this procedure of receiving the Registration Information Form, students registering for off-campus courses should follow the same procedures for using Eagle Online as those students taking courses on campus. If you have questions about the procedures, your local site coordinator will be pleased to assist you.

Additional Information

All off-campus classes meet as scheduled for a total of 8 class meetings in the summer semester and a total of 13 meetings in the fall semester unless otherwise directed. Final exams are given during the last class meeting.

Off-campus students often register for on-campus independent study courses in various disciplines. Consult the listing of campus courses for possible independent study courses that might be helpful to you.

For additional information regarding off-campus classes, call the Division of Extended Education at (931) 372-3394 or your local coordinator as listed below.

Off-Campus Site/Center Coordinators

Off-campus coordinators employed by Extended Education are accessible within the following communities to provide local assistance and information regarding the development of off-campus classes. Admission, registration and course offering information may be obtained from the coordinators at the local sites.

Eastern Region

Debbie Thurman
2567 Cook Road
Crossville, TN 38571
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Office: (931) 484-7413
FAX: (931) 484-7413

Southern Region

Janie Robbins
241 Vo-Tech Drive
McMinnville, TN 37110
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Office: (931) 473-8022
FAX: (931) 473-6380

Western Region

Dennis Tennant
TTU Box 5073
Cookeville, TN 38505
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Office: (931) 372-3300
FAX: (931) 372-3499