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International Students

Applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of a country other than the United States are classified as international students.

It is the responsibility of the international student to be familiar with the regulations of the Department of Homeland Security & Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services and assume responsibility for complying with these regulations.

Admissions Requirements*

  1. Submit a completed application for admission and submit the nonrefundable application fee.
  2. Provide official copies of academic records from secondary schools, colleges or universities, accompanied by notarized or certified English translations of these documents.
  3. Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).  Minimum scores vary among TBR institutions and can be found on each respective institution’s website.  Official TOEFL scores must be submitted. Students may also satisfy this English proficiency requirement by submitting a transcript showing graduation from an American high school or another U.S. institution showing satisfactory completion of English composition.
  4. Evidence of financial resources adequate to cover all expenses while enrolled at the college/university.
  5. Request official ACT or SAT scores.  If residing in the U.S. the COMPASS test may be taken in place of the ACT or SAT. 

*NOTES: 
  • Always consult the institution’s Bulletin/Catalog for the most current information on admission policies, procedures and credentials which are subject to change without notification. 
  • Full-time distance learning students are exempt from submitting proof of immunization documentation as required by the Tennessee Department of Health.