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We're excited you are considering becoming a Golden Eagle and joining the Tennessee Tech Family! If you’re a high school student getting ready to graduate, or if you have graduated from high school but haven’t yet attended college, you’re a freshman. Below you’ll find information on the admission requirements for freshman, step-by-step guide to applying, credits awarded by exam and some reasons why you'll love it at Tech!


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Cost of Attending Tech

The proposed tuition structure is focused on the clarity of cost and affordability of a Tennessee Tech bachelor’s degree. Tech is already ranked #1 in Tennessee for return on investment. Many of our students graduate debt-free, and our average starting salary is one of the highest in the state. We are excited to continue to find ways to best serve our students as we prepare them to be career-ready!

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At Tennessee Tech, you have the opportunity to succeed! With over 200 programs of study and hands-on instruction, we are personally committed to your academic success. Learn more about how awesome it is to live Wings Up!

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In addition to our strong academics and vibrant student life,  Tech is surrounded by a friendly community that will become your home away from home. 

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Admission Requirements

Freshman Under 21

  • 3.0 high school GPA
    • Some programs/scholarships may require test scores.

or

  • 2.50 high school GPA and
  • 17 ACT Composite / SAT score of 930 and
  • ≥15 ACT sub-scores* and
  • completion of a college-preparatory high school program

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*Exception to this sub-score requirement may be allowed for students scoring sufficiently on the ACCUPLACER exam.
 
  • Freshman Over 21
    • 2.50 high school GPA and
    • completion of US History and Algebra II or equivalent with a passing grade in high school and
    • score at least a 28 on the ACCUPLACER exam (test dates and study materials are available on the Learning Support ACCUPLACER page)
  • Freshman Without a High School Diploma

    New freshmen over the age of 21 who do not have a high school diploma can replace the 2.50 high school GPA requirement with one of the following:

    • 162 on GED (525+ from 2002 to 2013, 52+ pre-2002) or
    • 13+ on the HiSET and
    • score at least a 28 on the ACCUPLACER exam (test dates and study materials are available on the Learning Support ACCUPLACER page)
  • 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 Holistic Review Committee, comprised of administrators, faculty members and staff from across the university,  meets once a month 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 a high school counselor or teacher, please email admissions@tntech.edu

    The review process is a non-competitive, holistic, and individualized process where the Holistic 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 admissions@tntech.edu.


How to Apply to Tennessee Tech

Step 1Submit an Application

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

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Step 2Pay 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.

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Step 3Transcripts

Before your application can be evaluated for admission, you must submit official High School and College Transcripts. They may be delivered electronically or by mail. For additional information, expand the options below.

Step 4ACT or SAT Scores

Freshman under the age of 21 will need to submit official ACT or SAT scores if they are not posted on their high school transcript. If you are taking dual-credit courses or AP exams, you will need to send in these official transcripts as well. Tech’s ACT code is 4012 and Tech’s SAT code is 1804.

Step 5Check your Application Status

Once you have completed the steps above, the Admissions Office will review your application. To see your missing items and review your application status, sign back into your application.

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Credit Awarded by Exam

Tennessee Tech awards credit for certain examinations and courses. Students may obtain credit through a high score on the ACT test, Advanced Placement exams, the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), International Baccalaureate (IB) diplomas and courses, and Statewide Dual Credit.

For full details on what credit is available, and what scores are required to earn those credits, select the exam or course you participated in from the list below:

If you have questions about what credit may transfer, or can’t find your exam listed, contact the Admissions Office for assistance at admissions@tntech.edu. 

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Apply today to become a Golden Eagle!

 

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Office Hours:

Monday-Friday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm CST

Contact Us:

Phone: 931-372-3888
Email: admissions@tntech.edu

Street Address:

805 Quadrangle
Cookeville, TN 38505
Jere Whitson, rm 208

FAFSA: 003523

ACT: 4012

SAT: 1804