One of our goals here at Tennessee Tech is to provide support to the international students who call Tennessee Tech home. We aim to improve institutional performance on behalf of internationalization and intercultural relations and to ensure that all Tennessee Tech undergraduates and graduates gain the knowledge, perspectives and skills necessary to succeed in today's complex, pluralistic world.

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The Office of International Programs provides admissions services for all international undergraduate and DACA undergraduate applicants. We also provide international students (undergraduate and graduate) and visiting scholars with immigration services. 

An international student is classified for educational purposes as a person who is a citizen or permanent resident of a country other than the United States.


New Freshmen Application Steps

(A freshmen is a student currently in high school, a high school graduate, GED holder, who has never attended university in or out of the USA.)

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

IMPORTANT: If you have taken university level or community college work previously, STOP! You need to apply as a Transfer Student.

Any student who applies as a new freshmen and does not report the transfer may be dismissed. Additionally you cannot receive any transfer credit after admission.

Application Steps

Student Videos

We are very proud of our students, feel free to watch these videos of Tennessee Techs' international students speaking about their experiences at Tech:

     » Rebecca from El Salvador
     » Thiago from Brazil
     » Ryan from Thailand
     » Alvaro from Spain
     » Rosa from Peru
     » Shanrya from Bahamas
     » Mohammed from Thailand

Student Sites

Check out these sites, which offer information for prospective Portuguese, Bahasa, Vietnamese and Indian students.


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Tennessee Tech University is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students.