If you’ve attended college after graduating from high school and have earned 24 college-level, transferable credit hours, you’re a transfer! If you have not earned 24 credit hours, you will be evaluated with a fitting combination of freshman and transfer admission requirements. 

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Admission Requirements

For guaranteed admission, students must meet the following general admission requirements. If you do not meet these requirements, a more holistic review will be used to evaluate your application for admission. An applicant under disciplinary suspension or probation will not be considered for admission until a satisfactory statement has been furnished by the former college and approval has been given by Tennessee Tech’s Admissions Review Committee.

Some programs have additional requirements. Programs of study with additional admission requirements include Nursing, Engineering, and Health-Related Pre-Professional programs. You can find detailed information about the requirements for these programs below.


General Requirements for Admission

  • 2.00 GPA in your last full-time semester (or your last 12 hours for part-time students) and
  • 2.00 overall GPA, including all previous coursework at all institutions (excepting developmental courses)


Transient Students

A transient student is a student who is regularly enrolled at another collegiate institution and would like to enroll at Tennessee Tech for one semester. A transient student who decides to become a regularly enrolled student must reapply and meet the regular requirements for admission as a transfer student. Transients must request the document(s) below from their current school and to be sent directly to Admissions:

  • an official transcript from your current institution or
  • an official Letter of Good Standing


 Programs with Additional Requirements

Engineering, Nursing, Health-Related Pre-Professional Programs, and the 2+2 Program have additional requirements for admission. If you wish to pursue one of these programs but do not meet the admission requirements for that program, so long as you meet general admission requirements, you will be admitted into the Student Success Program. Our Student Success Program allows students to take the same classes and prepares them for entry into the program of their choice. 

  • Engineering, including Computer Science and Engineering Technology: 2.00 cumulative GPA, excluding remedial and development credit; and a grade of “C” or higher in a Pre-Calculus mathematics course that includes a study of the trigonometric identities
  • Nursing: 3.00 GPA
  • Health-Related Pre-Professional Programs: 3.00 GPA
  • 2+2 Program: Students participating in the 2+2 Program must also meet admission requirements for the department. For more information, select your program below: 
              - College of Education’s 2+2 Program
              - College of Interdisciplinary Studies’ 2+2 Program


What if I don’t meet the minimum requirements for admission?

If you do not meet these requirements, a more holistic review will be used to evaluate your application for admission. The Admissions Review Committee meets once a week to discuss these on a case-by-case basis. If you would like to submit additional documents for review, such as a letter of appeal and/or a letter of recommendation from an academic advisor or professor, please email 

The review process is a non-competitive, holistic, and individualized process where the Review Committee may consider some or all of the following: academic rigor of courses, core course GPA and grade trends; as well as non-cognitive elements such as an applicant’s concept of self, ability to deal with adversity, long-range goals, community involvement, special interests or abilities, leadership, and support structures. Requests for review may be sent to 


Reverse Transfer

If you are transferring from a Tennessee Community college before receiving an associate degree, you may be able to earn your associate degree while also working toward a bachelor's degree at Tennessee Tech through the Tennessee Reverse Transfer Program. For this program, your community college will need to periodically review your academic progress at Tennessee Tech. Contact Tech's transfer specialist, Alex Callis, at (931) 372-3633 or for more information. You can also visit our Reverse Transfer page.


How to Apply

Ready to become a Golden Eagle? You’ll need to complete three steps in order to be considered for admission: submit an applicationpay your application fee, and submit your documents.


Step 1: Submit an Application

Fill out our online application at If you need to make a change to your existing application, please submit an application update form.


Step 2: Pay Your Application Fee

Before an application can be reviewed for admission, you must submit your $25 non-refundable undergraduate application fee. Please note that if you have paid the undergraduate application fee in the past, you do not need to do so again. To pay your application fee, log back into the Self-Service Portal here.


Step 3: Submit Your Documents

To be evaluated for admission, you will need to submit official transcripts of the following:

  • transcripts from every institution you have enrolled in
  • high school transcript or high school equivalency exam (GED or HiSET)
  • ACT or SAT scores if transferring less than 24 hours of credit

Official transcripts can be mailed to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Tennessee Tech University
Campus Box 5006
Cookeville, TN 38505

Transcripts can also be delivered through an approved electronic transcript vendors. Emailed transcripts are not considered official and cannot be used for admission purposes. Electronic transcripts can be sent to via:

  • National Student Clearinghouse
  • Parchment
  • Scribs
  • JST


Tennessee Tech Admissions

FAFSA: 003523 — ACT: 4012 — SAT: 1804

Mailing Address:
Tennessee Tech University
Office of Admissions
Campus Box 5006
Cookeville, TN 38505-0001

Physical Address:
Jere Whitson, rm 208
805 Quadrangle
Cookeville, TN 38505

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 AM to 4:30 PM Central


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