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Transfer Students

Transfer Students


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

Step 1: Apply for Admissions

Apply online here or complete and return a paper International Undergraduate Student Application (PDF) for admission.

Pay the application fee of $40.

Candidates for admission to the university are encouraged to complete an application as early as possible.

Step 2: Request Official Transcripts

Submit originals or certified copies of all marked sheets, transcripts, diplomas and certificates from high school or other academic institutions. Official translations must be provided when originals are not in English.

Any undergraduate student (domestic, permanent resident or international) who completed coursework abroad (with the exception of study abroad with Tennessee Tech) is required to have coursework evaluated by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) A course by course evaluation is required for any transfer credit to be awarded.

The credit will be posted as elective credit and the grades will be posted based on the evaluation report and transcript. To appeal credit for a specific course offered by Tennessee Tech, the course description must be supplied in English to the International Education Office or the Undergraduate Admissions Office. The department chair of the course’s discipline will review to determine if the course is equivalent.

A student who does not submit their transcripts to a NACES organization for evaluation will not receive any credit. Transcripts must be submitted to Undergraduate Admissions Office and to the Office of International Education for admission purposes. Not submitting the information could be grounds for dismissal from the University.

If transfer credit is required, a course description of each class must accompany the transcripts before the student will be admitted to Tennessee Tech.

The Office of International Education DOES NOT evaluate transfer credits for incoming student. The evaluation is completed by the department of your major. Please contact the department to see the status of your transfer evaluation.

Official Transcripts: Hand-delivered transcripts or faxed copies of transcripts are not considered official for admission purposes. WES will not accept transcripts sent from government agencies or students; they must come directly from your institute abroad.


Step 3: Affidavit of Support and Passport

All international applicants are required to submit adequate evidence of financial support to cover the cost of attendance for at least one full year of studies at Tennessee Tech before the Certificate of Acceptance to the university is mailed. 

Students requesting a SEVIS I-20 or DS-2019 are required by Federal law to submit financial verification to be issued the documents. The estimated amount required for issuance of the I-20/DS-2019 is $36,000 U.S. dollars. You will take the I-20/DS-2019 and apply for your F-1 or 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 online.

Students already in the USA, who have a student visa, must submit copies of their passport, I-20, I-94 and visa.

Step 4: Submit Proof English Language Proficiency

Exchange students may submit documentation to their school coordinator to verify proof of English proficiency.

For a list of ESL programs Tennessee Tech accepts please visit our ESL Program Table page.

For a list of Test scores Tennessee Tech accepts please visit our Test Score Table page.


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 and application fee to:

International Education
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 go to the International Education website for more information about courses offered, course descriptions, insurance, etc.

If you have any questions, please email us at

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