International Admissions

Exchange Students

If you wish to be an exchange student at Tennessee Tech, first check to see if your institution has an agreement with Tennessee Tech. Many institutions are affiliated with Magellan and ISEP or we have a one-to-one exchange agreement. At present, Tennessee Tech has one-to-one agreements with schools in Korea, Japan, Sweden, Germany, Egypt, Brazil, Austria, and the Ukraine.

Admissions Requirements for Exchange Students Attending Tennessee Tech

This is your online application guide. The steps below explain the application process. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of International Programs.

Step 1: Apply for Admissions

Complete an online application at for admissions. Exchange visitors for admission to the university are encouraged to complete an application as early as possible.  BE SURE TO SELECT INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER.  When it asks for the application fee, please click PAY LATER and be sure to SUBMIT the application. Please follow up by sending the Director of International Admissions an email to confirm the application has been received at email is

Step 2: Request Official Transcripts

A letter of good standing or transcript must be sent to Tennessee Tech from your institution, addressed to the Director of International Programs. All transcripts must be in English.

Step 3: Affidavit of Support and Passport

All international exchange applicants are required to submit adequate evidence of financial support to cover the cost of living expenses for the period they will study at Tennessee Tech before the Certificate of Acceptance to the university is mailed.

Students requesting a DS-2019 are required by Federal law to submit financial verification to be issued the documents. You will take the DS-2019 and apply for your J-1 visa in your country. Be sure to pay the SEVIS fee prior to your visa appointment; go to to pay the SEVIS fee.

Students already in the USA, who have a visa, must submit copies of their passport, DS-2019, I-94 and visa.

Step 4: Submit Proof English Language Proficiency

Exchange students may submit documentation to the Director of International Programs to verify proof of English proficiency. Students may submit a form  from their coordinator to verify their English skills.

Step 5: Complete Health Forms

Three forms must be completed and submitted to Health Services before a student can register:

Step 6: Submit All Materials

Send all materials to:

International Programs
Tennessee Tech University
Campus Box 5093
Cookeville, TN 38505 USA

Phone: (931) 372-3634
Fax: (931) 372-3674

Upon being admitted to the university, you will receive a letter congratulating you on your admittance. Your acceptance letter will also contain instructions on the next steps you need to take to become a full-time Tennessee Tech student. You will also need to visit the International Programs website for more information about courses offered, course descriptions, insurance, etc.

If you have any questions, please email us at

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