Transfer Student Procedure

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Tennessee Tech University
Scholarship Office
PO Box 5166
Cookeville, TN 38505-0001

Phone: (931) 372-6159

FAX: (931) 372-6597

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Location: Derryberry Hall Room 304

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00-4:30

To be considered for scholarships at TTU, you must:

Step 1 - Apply for Admission by December 15.

  • Request that your high school and college send your transcripts as soon as possible. Most scholarships require a GPA for consideration.
  • All transcripts and test scores should be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions and must be received by January 15.  Scholarship determinations will be based off the GPA on file at this time.

Step 2 - Apply for Scholarships by December 15 through ScholarWeb.

  • One application makes you eligible for all TTU scholarships for which you meet the criteria. You do not apply for scholarships individually.
  • You will need your Tennessee Tech ID Number (T Number) to apply for scholarships online. Once you have applied for admission, you will receive a letter from the Office of Admissions containing your T Number. You may then use this to apply for scholarships online. If you have not yet received a T Number you may look it up online at or you can use the Admissions username that you created when you applied online for admission.   
  • Spring term scholarships will be considered during the same time as Fall. Most scholarships are awarded for the Fall/Spring school year. Therefore, if you do not plan to attend until the following Spring or Summer, you should still complete the application by December 15 prior to the year you wish to attend.

Step 3 - Submit recommendation letters or essays, if applicable.

Review the Recommendation Letters & Essays section to see if your major or any scholarships you wish to be reviewed for require letters of recommendation or an essay.  You may also view the criteria and additional requirements for each scholarship by using the "Search Scholarships" feature within ScholarWeb.


  • All essays must be submitted online via ScholarWeb by the scholarship application deadline, December 15, 2013.

Letters of Recommendation

  • All letters of recommendation must be completed online via ScholarWeb by the recommender.  When you apply online for scholarships, you will be asked to list the email address of any person who you wish to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf.  These recommenders will immediately be emailed with instructions on completing a letter of recommendation for you.  You can log in to your ScholarWeb account at any time to see which letters have been completed for you and which remain outstanding.  Within ScholarWeb, you can send reminders to any recommenders who have not yet completed the letter for you.  You can also view and update your recommenders as often as you wish until January 15, 2014, the deadline for letters of recommendation to be completed. 

Step 4 - Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) if you wish to be considered for need-based scholarships.

  • Complete the FAFSA ( as soon as possible after January 1.  The priority deadline for need-based scholarships through ScholarWeb is March 1. 
  • The FAFSA is also the official federal document for determining financial need and eligibility for all forms of financial aid in addition to scholarships.  If you are eligible for the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship, you must complete the FAFSA.
  • The FAFSA is processed by the Office of Financial Aid.  The Scholarship Office refers to it only for our need-based scholarships.  For questions or information about the FAFSA, visit the Financial Aid website


The following must be completed in order for you to receive a scholarship:

  • You must have applied for admission and scholarships at TTU by December 15.
  • Most scholarships require full-time enrollment (12 or more hours).  Exceptions to this full-time requirement will be indicated within the scholarship criteria on ScholarWeb.
  • You must be majoring within the department that offers you a scholarship.  The major on file for you in the Office of Admissions will be the major used for scholarship consideration.  if you wish to change your major for scholarship consideration, you must do so by January 15th through the Office of Admissions ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ).
  • You must have submitted all necessary documents, especially ACT scores and transcripts, by the published deadlines.
  • Music Performance Scholarships, Athletics Scholarships, ROTC Scholarships, and Honors Program Scholarships are applied for separately from the TTU Scholarship Application within ScholarWeb.  Contact the appropriate department for more information on their application process.

If you are selected to receive a scholarship, you will be notified by the awarding department.  All scholarships will be awarded by March 15.


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