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Applying to be a student at Tennessee Tech is quick and painless so don’t delay! Depending on the time of year that you finish submitting your application materials, processing usually takes 4-6 weeks. We encourage all students to apply for admission and scholarships before December 15th to meet the scholarship deadline.

Application Deadlines:

Spring 2015 - Open until December 1, 2014

Summer 2015 - Open until May 1, 2015

Fall 2015 - Open until August 1, 2015 (Scholarship Deadline - December 15, 2014)


CHOOSE YOUR STATUS FROM THE TABS BELOW

A "freshman" student is one who will have graduated from high school but has not enrolled in a college AFTER high school graduation. If you are still in high school now and would like to attend Tech after you graduate, this is you!

Freshmen Under 21 Years Old

  • 2.50 high school GPA AND
  • 17 ACT Composite* AND
  • 15+ ACT sub-scores† AND
  • completion of a college preparatory high school curricula

* equivalent to a SAT score of 820 (Critical Reading + Math)
† exception to this sub-score requirement may be allowed for students scoring sufficiently on the COMPASS exam

Freshmen 21 Years of Age or Older

  • 2.50 high school GPA AND
  • completion of a college preparatory high school curricula AND
  • score sufficiently on the COMPASS exam

Freshmen Without a High School Diploma (GED)

  • 162 on GED (525+ 2002-2013 or 52+ pre-2002)
  • 13+ on the HiSET

Additional Requirements for Certain Programs

A few programs at Tennessee Tech have additional admission requirements for admission. If a student meets the general admission requirements, but not the requirements specific this program, the student will be admitted to the Student Success Program (also known as General Curriculum or General Health Studies). Again, these additional requirements only affect which academic advisor you have, not which classes you will take.

Programs with additional requirements

  • Engineering (incl. Computer Science & Engineering Technology) – 3.0 GPA and 20 ACT Composite and 22 ACT Math subscore
  • Math - 21 ACT Math subscore
  • Nursing – 3.00 GPA and 20 ACT Composite
  • Health Related Pre-Professional Programs – 3.00 GPA and 21 ACT Composite and 21 ACT Math subscore

What if I Don't Meet the Minimum Requirements for Admission?

Students who do not meet all of the requirements listed above may submit a letter to the Admissions Review Committee explaining their circumstances. This appeal process is a non-competitive, holistic, and individualized process where a 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.

A "transfer" student is one who has attempted ANY college credit AFTER graduating from high school. Applicants that have completed twenty-four college-level, transferable semester hours of degree credit or the equivalent at another college (or other colleges) AFTER high school graduation will be evaluated for admission with the requirements below. If you are not transferring this amount of credit then you will be evaluated with a fitting combination of freshman and transfer admission requirements.

Admission Requirements

  • 2.00 in last full-time semester (or last 12 hours for part-time students) AND
  • 2.00 overall GPA (includes all previous coursework (except developmental courses) at all institutions)

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 given by the Admissions Review Committee of Tennessee Technological University.

Additional Requirements for Certain Programs

A few programs at Tennessee Tech have additional admission requirements for admission. If a student meets the general admission requirements, but not the requirements specific this program, they will be admitted to the Student Success Program (also known as General Curriculum or General Health Studies). Again, these additional requirements only affect which academic advisor you have, not which classes you will take.

Programs with additional requirements

  • Engineering (incl. Computer Science & Engineering Technology)
    • 2.00 cumulative college GPA (excluding credit for remedial and developmental courses) and
    • a grade of "C" or higher in a pre-calculus mathematics course that includes a study of the trigonometric identities
  • Sociology & Political Science - a cumulative college GPA of 2.00 (excluding credit for remedial and developmental courses)

2 + 2 Applicants

Students who are participating in the 2+2 Program through the Office of Teacher Education will also need to meet admission requirements for this department.

What if I Don't Meet the Minimum Requirements for Admission?

Students who do not meet all of the requirements listed above may submit a letter to the Admissions Review Committee explaining their circumstances. This appeal process is a non-competitive, holistic, and individualized process where a 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.

Admission Requirements

If you left TTU on good standing and haven't attended any other institutions since leaving TTU, you meet the admission requirements for readmission.

If you've attended elsewhere since leaving TTU the following requirements apply:

  • 2.00 in last full-time semester (or last 12 hours for part-time students) AND
  • 2.00 overall GPA since leaving TTU

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 given by the Admissions Review Committee of Tennessee Technological University.

What if I Don't Meet the Minimum Requirements for Admission?

Students who do not meet all of the requirements listed above may submit a letter to the Admissions Review Committee explaining their circumstances. This appeal process is a non-competitive, holistic, and individualized process where a 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.

Admission Requirements

  • “Letter of Good Standing” from home institution OR
  • official transcript

If the class that you wish to take requires a pre-requisite course the academic department may require a transcript before letting you register for the course. If you had this transcript mailed to the Admissions Office, we will be happy to supply the department with a copy (Please note: The online accounting program is an exception in that they require their own official copies) by your request.

Admission Requirement

  • a bachelor’s degree

If you have taken additional classes beyond the granting of your bachelor’s degree then our requirements for admission as a transfer student will apply.

What if I Don't Meet the Minimum Requirements for Admission?

Students who do not meet all of the requirements listed above may submit a letter to the Admissions Review Committee explaining their circumstances. This appeal process is a non-competitive, holistic, and individualized process where a 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.

Some high-achieving students that have completed their junior year in high school will have the opportunity to enroll full-time at TTU. If this is you, check out the information below and speak to your high school guidance counselor.

Admission Requirements

  • completion of junior year with at least 12 academic (English, science, history, mathematics, foreign languages) units
  • 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale) grade point average
  • ACT composite score of 26 or higher
  • letter from the high school principal specifying the college courses that will be substituted for the remaining high school courses
  • letters of recommendation from the high school counselor and from parents

If you have exhausted the course offerings in your high school and would like to take a course at TTU, then the following instructions apply to you.

Dual Enrollment: Please disregard the information below if you are in one of the selected schools that we offer an established Dual Enrollment Program. If this is offered at your school, please contact your guidance counselor for application details and requirements.

Admission Requirements

Academically talented students may be admitted into the Pre-Freshman Program by having a planned Individual Education Program (IEP). The following criteria must be met by each applicant:

  • enrollment recommended as a part of the student's planned Individual Education Program (IEP) as determined by the multi-disciplinary team process
  • certified to be academically talented or gifted according to the criteria for certification of intellectually gifted which are contained in the Tennessee State Department of Education Student Evaluation Manual
  • have a school grade point average which is the equivalent of at least 3.20 on a 4.0 scale
  • must have fully utilized the school's or school system's courses in the desired area of study, or must have satisfactorily completed tests for these courses with a score of 75 or better

A student who does not have an IEP may be admitted to the Pre-Freshman Program by meeting all of the following criteria:

  • a recommendation from the high school guidance counselor
  • a minimum high school grade point average 3.50 on a 4.00 scale or an ACT composite score of 25

Under this status you could take a class for personal enrichment, take a pre-requisite course for a graduate program, or pursue an add-on endorsement to your teaching license.

Submit an application

The quickest and easiest way to apply is by using our online application. At the end of the application, you can simply submit the $25 non-refundable application fee* by using a credit card. (If you have ever paid the undergraduate application fee to TTU before, you do not need to do so again - just click "Pay Later".) If you wish to not pay with a credit card, you can mail us a check or money order for the $25 application fee* to the address below.

* Currently under TBR policy B-060, application fees must be "uniformly charged" and therefore fee waivers are not available.

The major that you will chose will be "Non-Degree/Special Programs". Under the "Please indicate what you would like your status to be at TTU?", indicate one of the non-degree seeking options. An individual interested in pursuing an additional endorsement should also complete the Transcript Analysis Request Form and submit official copies of all transcripts, excluding Tennessee Technological University transcripts, to the Certification Analyst of the College of Education: Tennessee Tech University, Office of Teacher Ed, Box 5092, Cookeville, TN 38505. This office can forward a copy of your transcript showing your bachelor's to admissions@tntech.edu for processing purposes.

Mail transcripts

No transcripts are necessary but you may need to request one to show an academic department if the class that you want to take requires a pre-requisite course. Misrepresenting your academic credentials is a Class A misdemeanor according to TCA 49-7-133.

Send any materials via mail to:

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

What’s Next

Now what? Since you’ll be enrolled in TTU’s classes you’ll also need to complete the first two forms listed here: http://www.tntech.edu/studentaffairs/healthservices/forms/. Then you’ll simply need to contact the Student Success Center at ssc@tntech.edu or (931) 372-3610 (for personal enrichment or pre-requisite courses) or the Office of Teacher Education at (931) 372-3170 (for teacher's certification) to sign up for classes.

If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident of the USA then you’ll need to apply through our Office of International Student Affairs. This also applies to students that are currently in the process of having their citizenship reclassified.

If you have already completed a bachelor’s degree and are looking to begin a master’s, EDS, or doctorate degree, you’ll need to apply through our Office of Graduate Studies.