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Admissions: Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I am not sure which program is right for me?

Schedule a visit.  You will be able to visit each program area of interest, talk with the instructor, and see what the students are learning.

Are there special requirements for out-of-state students?

Foreign students must present proof of permanent residency in the United States. The Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology are authorized to enroll immigrants/permanent resident students who provide the school with a resident alien card (Form 1-551) or other acceptable document to verify permanent resident status. The school is not approved by INS to accept foreign nationals.

Can I receive credit for courses taken in high school or other previous experience?

Possibly. An individual may be given credit for skills and knowledge obtained in high school or at another post-secondary institution. If you think you are eligible for advanced placement credit, see Placement Tests and Transfer Credit for more information.

How do I get started?

To begin the application process, visit the Admissions page and follow the instructions for how to apply.

I’m a current high school student. Can I enroll in TCAT courses?

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Crump offers high school students the opportunity to earn dual enrollment credit (credit at high school and credit at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Crump).  This opportunity is available in our area to Hardin County High School, Adamsville High School, and McNairy Central High School in the following classes:  Business Systems, Collision Repair, Computer Information Systems, Computerized Graphic Design, Drafting & CAD, Electronics, HVAC,  Industrial Electricity, Industrial Maintenance, Machine Tool Technology, and Welding.


Eligible students must have completed at least the sophomore year of high school with a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Requests for exceptions may be submitted to the Student Services Coordinator of the college. Such requests must be signed by the principal and the counselor or high school teacher in the relevant academic area. Students must submit to the Technology Center Admissions Office:


A completed application for admission ***


A completed application form authorized by TSAC regarding Dual Enrollment *** https://egrands.guarantorsolutions.com/scholarshipapps ***

Recommendation from the high school principal, counselor, or teacher

High school students enrolled in the dual enrollment program must maintain a dual enrollment cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 (85.75) in their course of study in order to continue receiving funds for subsequent enrollments. Currently, tuition fees are covered by the availability of dual enrollment scholarship funds. These funds cover the cost for tuition for each dual enrollment student.   

All other costs associated with enrollment for Technology College courses: transportation expenses, textbooks, and materials shall be the responsibility of the student, his/her parent, or his/her legal guardian.

I’ve already earned a diploma from a full-time TCAT program. Can I apply to another program?

Students may apply to enroll in a second program area. Contact Admissions office to apply.

What happens after I submit all required documents?

Your application will be reviewed and you will be notified as to whether you are accepted into the program. If you are accepted but the program is full, your name will be placed on a waiting list according to your application’s date of completion. You will be notified when a vacancy occurs. If you refuse the first vacancy, Student Services may delay your entry into the next available slot. If you refuse a second offer of vacancy, you will be removed from the waiting list entirely.

If your desired program has a long waiting list, you will periodically receive letters from Student Services to determine your continued interest. If you do not respond to the letter in an appropriate time period, you will be removed from the waiting list.