Freshmen Under 21

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Get ready to transform yourself and the world. With students from 46 states and 45 countries you will experience the global issues and technology that will shape our daily lives far into the future. Tennessee State University is known for programs that connect students to real employer needs in engineering, agribusiness, health sciences, and more. So apply now and join the Big Blue Experience!

Freshmen under 21 should meet the three following requirements for admission:

Requirement 1

  • Tennessee Residents: 2.25 cumulative un-weighted GPA or a 19 ACT/900 SAT (Verbal and Math Scores only)
  • Non-Tennessee Residents: 2.5 cumulative un-weighted GPA or a 19 ACT/900 SAT (Verbal and Math Scores only)

Requirement 2

  • Students who take the ACT: Sub-scores in English, Math, and Reading must be 13 or higher in 2 out of 3 of the subject areas
  • Students who take the SAT: must have

Requirement 3

  • 14 High Schools Units (4 Units of English, 1 Unit of Algebra I, 1 Unit of Algebra II, 1 Unit of Advanced Math, 1 Unit of Visual/Performing Arts, 1 Unit of Natural Science, 1 Unit of Natural Science Lab, 1 Unit of US History, 1 Unit of Social Studies, 2 Units of the Same Foreign Language) For a list of courses that satisfy individual unit requirements, click here.


The following information should be forwarded to: Office of Admissions, 3500 John A. Merritt Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209

  • Application and $25.00 Application Processing Fee
  • Official High School transcript
  • ACT/SAT Test Scores


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