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How to Apply

  1. Pick a program of study
  2. Complete the TCAT Application for Enrollment
    1. Some programs of study require additional application documents. Download, complete and submit any required documents listed under the programs of study below
  3. Submit your application, program-specific application materials (if required), and vaccination letter to the Student Services Office at the address listed below

  4. Request official transcripts of education from high school, high-school equivalency or other colleges and universities
    1. High school transcripts are available from your high school's counseling office

    2. College and University transcripts are available at the institution's records office

    3. Official GED and HiSET requests can be obtained at https://www.diplomasender.com for the following states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wyoming

    4. If you have foreign transcripts you will need to provide an English translated version of your transcript and have your education evaluated through the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). The website for NACES can be found at: www.naces.org. We will need the English translated version of your transcripts to complete admissions requirements

  5. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online, if applying for financial aid (this is required for TN Promise scholarship and the Wilder Naifeh grant)


Student Services Office

Admissions Office
3070 Highway 64
Crump, TN  38327

Phone: 731-632-3393  Fax: 731-632-3018



General Admission Requirements

  • Program enrollment is based on a first-come, first-served basis by date of completed application. (A completed application includes all items required for enrollment.)
  • Persons seeking admission to a college must be at least 18 years of age or have a high school diploma or equivalent. For full-time programs, the applicant must declare an occupational objective and demonstrate reasonable potential for achieving that objective.
  • All persons who are required to register for the Federal Draft under 50 U.S.C. App. Section 453 are not eligible to enroll in any post-secondary school until they have registered with selective service.

View the Full Admissions Policy

Program-Specific Admission Requirements

Educational and admission requirements vary from program to program. 

Practical Nursing

IMPORTANT Enrollment Information

Those who possess a High School Diploma or a G.E.D., are at least 18 years of age by the date of enrollment, and obtain a passing score on the HESI (Health Educational Systems Inc) Entrance Exam or obtain a 19 on all sub-parts of the ACT college entrance test within the past two years may apply for admission. Classes are formed on a yearly basis and filled with those who successfully complete the screening process. This is a full-time program that consists of 1,296 hours and a diploma award. The classes meet Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (meeting times for the clinical portion may vary.)


PN Program Approximate Timeline

The application process begins with three informational sessions in spring each year.  These meetings are highly recommended to learn about the entire application process and how the program is taught.  All applicants must take and successfully pass the HESI Practical Nursing Pre-Admission Test.   Testing begins in February at TCAT Crump and continues through June.  Test dates are available on this website or by contacting TCAT Crump Student Services.”

Practical nursing enrollment packets including information and application available for pick up on campus, the dates will be made available during the informational meeting.

Applications are due in June of each year.

Notification of students accepted into the program in August.

Classes begin in September each year.