Already admitted to TTU?! Or maybe you've just recently applied and are anxious to get those next steps done. Here are some things you can do to make sure you hit the ground running!
Apply for admission
Of course the first step to becoming a Golden Eagle is to apply for admission! If you don't pay your $25 application fee when you submit the application you can still pay that here. We'll also need all of your transcripts and test scores usually. For more about student types and what you'll need to submit, click here.
Who doesn’t love free money?! We recommend that all students, both incoming and current, apply for scholarships each year by the December 15 deadline (covers Fall, Spring, and Summer). This gives TTU scholarship committees a few months before offers are made around mid-Spring. It's typically a quick online application, but some departments have additional application requirements. You can do this as soon as you apply by either using your Tech ID Number that you receive in the mail or by using the username and password that you created to apply. For more information visit:www.tntech.edu/scholarships/. The scholarship application is open yearly from August 15 to December 15.
Get Connected - Social media
As an admitted student you are encouraged to show your purple pride by posting a picture of you and your TTU bound pennant on social media. Use #TechYeah to connect with other future Golden Eagles and to instantly qualify for our monthly photo contest. Check us out on Twitter and, incoming freshmen can join TTU's Class of 2020 page on Facebook or use #TnTech20. Be sure to stay connected across campus using our social media directory.
Setup Your TTU Email Account
Yes, you already have a TTU Email Account! For instructions, click here.
Many TTU graduates say that living on campus was the most memorable experience they had in college. Once admitted to TTU, you can apply for the residence halls. You'll need to setup your TTU email account before you visit the housing portal to submit your $100 pre-payment and fill out your application. This pre-payment is fully refundable if you choose not to attend TTU or are released from housing by July 1 so what have you got to lose!? The cancellation deadline for Spring and Summer applications are December 1 and May 1 respectively. Sign up for housing online through the housing portal at www.tntech.edu/reslife . TTU does require housing for all students that live outside a 50-mile radius, have less than 4 full-time semesters, AND are under 21 years of age.
Financial Aid (FAFSA)
Most of our students qualify for some type of financial aid, whether it be in the form of the Tennessee HOPE Lottery Scholarship, pell grant, or different types of loans. The FAFSA is the form you complete to see if you qualify for aid. We recommend that you fill the FAFSA out at www.fafsa.ed.gov as soon as you are able for the aid year that you are attending. This is typically anywhere between 4 and 8 months before the term that you are applying for begins, but later is better than not at all! Our FAFSA school code is 003523. You may add our school code to your FAFSA even if you haven't applied yet, though you will not receive information about aid eligibility at TTU until you are admitted.
Once you are admitted to TTU and we have received your FAFSA information, then you can login to your Eagle Online account (you'll have a 'Financial Aid' tab) where you can see if you have any outstanding requirements or any awards posted to your account. For more information, visit the Office of Financial Aid.
Before registering for classes, we'd like to know a little bit about your health history. We require documentation of two doses of MMR vaccinations and two doses of Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccinations (documentation of previous diagnosis or documented immunity test will also suffice) via our Student Health Form. This form will also ask for much more information that we recommend you provide for your benefit. If it is not convenient to obtain these signatures, photocopying the immunization sheet from your health provider to attach it to the back of your Health Form will also suffice. Students under 18 years of age should also submit the Hepatitis B and Meningitis Waiver Form with the signature of a parent or guardian. You can find these forms at the Student Health Services Office
This act (TCA 4-58-101 et seq.) was passed by the Tennessee legislature on October 1, 2012 and is effective for all students applying for admission for terms beginning Spring 2013 and later. The EVEA requires state public institutions of higher education to verify that persons seeking a “state public benefit” (like in-state tuition) are either a “United States citizen” or “lawfully present” in the United States.
The primary and recommended way to have your U. S. citizenship or eligible non-citizenship status verified is by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you have no plans of completing a FAFSA but would like to receive a state benefit, click here to read more about alternative documentation.
We offer orientation programs to assist new students in their transition to Tennessee Tech University. During orientation, students will be exposed to campus support services, academic information, and educational and extracurricular opportunities offered by our university. For more information on orientation, visit www.tntech.edu/studentaffairs/orientation.