Application Process

Admissions Policy

Tennessee Temple University encourages applications from students interested in the evangelical Christian perspective and curriculum at Tennessee Temple University and who demonstrate a commitment to its philosophy of education. The Office of Admissions will consider applicants for admission after the applicant file is complete.

Please select from the list below:

      First Time Freshman Home Schooled Students
      Transferring Students Dual Enrollement
      Readmitted Students International Students

 

Non-discrimination Policy

Tennessee Temple University admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or handicap to all the rights privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the University. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or handicap in administering its educational policies and school sponsored programs.


First-time Students

Complete On Line application: The applicant must fill out the Online Application or Download PDF and mail in.
Submit high school transcript: The applicant must request to have an official high school transcript sent to TTU.

* Transcript must include the class rank and cumulative grade point average
* The applicant�s cumulative grade point average must be at least a 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale).
* The applicant who has completed the GED test must submit an official transcript of the test scores along with any high school transcripts.

Submit ACT or SAT Scores: The applicant must submit an Enhanced ACT or SAT I standardized test score.

* The ACT or SAT must be taken prior to the semester accepted.
* The ACT or SAT must be taken on a national testing date at a national testing site.
* The composite score must be at least 17 on the ACT or at least 1210 on the SAT (this is an estimate SAT scored based on the new Test format starting after 2005). Students with ACT scores below 19 in English or math, or an SAT verbal or math score below 440 will be enrolled in the appropriate foundational English and/or math courses (Pre 2005 SAT score = 820).
* Testing information, locations and dates may be obtained through the internet by contacting www.act.org or www.collegeboard.org . Allow at least seven weeks for the test scores to reach the Office of Admissions.
* The Tennessee Temple University school code for the ACT test is 4013 and for the SAT I is 1818.

 

Transfer Students

A student desiring to transfer from another college must have a copy of high school transcripts (if transferring in less than 30 semester hours) and a complete official transcript of all work at each institution attended sent by those institutions to the Admissions Office at Tennessee Temple University. A student who is on academic probation or suspension at another institution and who is accepted will be placed on probation at Tennessee Temple.

Transfer students should note that "D" grades from another institution will not transfer to TTU. All transfer students must complete a minimum of thirty-two hours at TTU. Ten of these hours must be in their major. Transfer students must take a minimum of six hours of Bible at Tennessee Temple University.

Transferring students must also complete the steps for First Time Freshman.(Transfer students who transfer in more than 30 semester hours will not need to have high school transcripts or ACT/SAT scores submitted to Tennessee Temple University.)


Re-admit Students

If a student has been disassociated from Tennessee Temple University for one semester or more, the student may apply for readmission under the same major at Tennessee Temple University. If a change of major is desired, the change may be processed during registration. A student must reapply under the name given on the birth certificate.

If college level work has been completed elsewhere, official transcripts must be mailed directly from each institution attended to the admissions office at Tennessee Temple University.

If a student has been disassociated from Tennessee Temple University for more than fifteen months, the student will be readmitted under the current catalog of the University at the time of readmission. The student is expected to complete the graduation requirement outlined in the catalog in current use at the time of re-enrollment.


Home-schooled Students

If the applicant has been a home-schooled student:

* The applicant must complete the relevant steps under General Admissions Requirements.
* The applicant must have a high school diploma from an accredited high school or the equivalent.
* The candidate must provide a detailed transcript including:
o The course title.
o The grade earned
o The grading scale that shows the relationship between percentages and earned letter grades.
* The amount of credits earned for each class.
* The candidate must provide a letter from the umbrella organization under which the student took his education, verifying that he has indeed successfully completed the requirements necessary for graduation
* The candidate must provide an explanation of their curriculum and their educator�s teaching methods because curricula
o vary from one home-schooling program to another. The following questions should be answered to ensure this:
o Who is ultimately responsible for setting up curriculum and selecting materials?
o What type of curriculum and materials did the educator�s use?
o Who was responsible for providing instruction?
o Who recorded the grades and how?
o What type of independent, standardized testing was used to measure the progress against a larger population?

 

Dual Enrollment

High school juniors or seniors who have been on the honor roll in an accredited high school may enroll in approved courses at Tennessee Temple University as High School Scholars, based on the following requirements.

* B or higher average
* Permission of parents
* Approval of principal
* Application Apply online
* Application Fee

 

International Students

International students are encouraged to apply to Tennessee Temple University. Complete the student application along with any applicable application fee, transcripts from any educational institution attended, and pastoral reference form or letter.

International students from non-English speaking countries are required to take "The Test of English as a Foreign Language" (TOEFL) and have the scores sent to the Admissions Office before an application packet will be sent. A score of 500 and a Test of Written English score of 5 or above are needed for undergraduates. For information write to the Education Testing Service, CN 6155, Princeton, NJ 08541-6155, U.S.A.

An applicant must submit one year's tuition, room and board, and fees, or a notarized Affidavit of Support (I-34) provided by a sponsor who is a citizen of the United States.

Form I-20 is required by the Immigration and Naturalization Service to verify that the applicant has been accepted, to show the basis of financial support, and to obtain a visa. Form I-20 is mailed to the applicant after the completion of all the admissions requirements and the submission of advance payment. (See Financial Information Supplement for current cost.)

International students must maintain full-time status of 12 semester hours or more each semester. Off-campus work is allowed only with a legal work permit issued by the Immigration and Naturalization Service after stringent requirements are met.

* Transcript must include the class rank and cumulative grade point average
* The applicant�s cumulative grade point average must be at least a 2.00 on a 4.00 scale.
* The applicant who has completed the GED test must submit an official transcript of the test scores along with any high school transcripts.

The applicant must have submitted an Enhanced ACT or SAT I standardized test score.

* The ACT or SAT must be taken prior to the semester accepted.
* The ACT or SAT must be taken on a national testing date at a national testing site.
* The composite score must be at least 17 on the ACT or the SAT equivalent. Students with ACT scores below 19 in English or math, or an SAT verbal or math score below 440 will be enrolled in the appropriate foundational English and/or math courses.
* Testing information, locations and dates may be obtained through the internet by contacting www.act.org or www.collegeboard.com. Allow at least seven weeks for the test scores to reach the Office of Admissions. The Tennessee Temple University school code for the ACT test is 4013 and for the SAT I is 1818.

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