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!


  Admission Requirements

Tennessee Resident: 2.25 Cumulative GPA or 19 ACT/900 SAT (Verbal and Math Scores only) 
Non-Tennessee Resident: 2.50 Cumulative Un-weighted GPA or 19 ACT/900 SAT (Verbal and Math Scores only)
******ACT or SAT Test Scores are required for all  first time freshmen under 21******
Students who take the ACT: Subscores in English, Math, and Reading must be 13 or higher in 2 out of 3 of the subject areas;
Students who take the SAT: Verbal Sub-Score must be 340 or higher and Math Subscore must be 270 or higher
Distribution of College Preparatory courses such as:  4 units of English, 3 Units of 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.

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 (Check or money order)
  • Official High School transcript
  • ACT/SAT Test Scores


Apply Now !