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University of Tennessee, Chattanooga - 2016

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Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university;
Have a 2.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 3.0 in the last 30 hours of coursework

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Completed application for admission. Note the following links to on-line applications cannot be submitted online for international students. They must be completed, printed and mailed to the above address with a signature.
Undergraduate Application
Graduate Application
$25 nonrefundable application fee. Payment should be made in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank or international bank with a US affiliate. Applications must be submitted with this fee attached. If the fee is not included, the application will not be processed.
Documentation of financial resources for nine months of study is required prior to the issuance of I-20. No loans are available to international students. An affidavit of support signed by sponsor and/or parents, if applicable, is required.
Official Certification of Sources of Funds and Amounts and
UTC Undergraduate Estimate of Expenses or
UTC Graduate Estimate of Expenses and
UTC Advisor Form
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score must be officially reported by the Educational Testing Service. Students who have received a degree from an accredited US institution within the past two years are not required to submit a TOEFL score. 500 is the minimum acceptable score or 173 on the computer based exam for undergraduate and 550 or 213 for graduate students.
Summary of educational experiences.
Official academic records. Only official, or attested, translated copies of transcripts for each year of schooling beyond the primary-level are accepted. The records should contain the individual courses accepted with grades or marks, rank, grading system, and degrees received. They must be mailed directly from the school or must be a certified copy of the original.
Official GCE or Senior School certificate (if applicable).
If currently studying in the US, submit a copy of current I-20, I-94, and VISA, and passport.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Completed application for admission. Note the following links to on-line applications cannot be submitted online for international students. They must be completed, printed and mailed to the above address with a signature.
Undergraduate Application
Graduate Application
$25 nonrefundable application fee. Payment should be made in U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. bank or international bank with a US affiliate. Applications must be submitted with this fee attached. If the fee is not included, the application will not be processed.
Documentation of financial resources for nine months of study is required prior to the issuance of I-20. No loans are available to international students. An affidavit of support signed by sponsor and/or parents, if applicable, is required.
Official Certification of Sources of Funds and Amounts and
UTC Undergraduate Estimate of Expenses or
UTC Graduate Estimate of Expenses and
UTC Advisor Form
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score must be officially reported by the Educational Testing Service. Students who have received a degree from an accredited US institution within the past two years are not required to submit a TOEFL score. 500 is the minimum acceptable score or 173 on the computer based exam for undergraduate and 550 or 213 for graduate students.
Summary of educational experiences.
Official academic records. Only official, or attested, translated copies of transcripts for each year of schooling beyond the primary-level are accepted. The records should contain the individual courses accepted with grades or marks, rank, grading system, and degrees received. They must be mailed directly from the school or must be a certified copy of the original.
Official GCE or Senior School certificate (if applicable).
If currently studying in the US, submit a copy of current I-20, I-94, and VISA, and passport.

Residency Requirements

At the time of admission, each student is assigned a residence
classification for fee purposes. A student�s residence status will be
determined in accordance with the following general rules:
1. Every person having his or her domicile in this state will
be classified �in-state�� for fee and tuition purposes and for
admission purposes.
2. Every person not having his or her domicile in this state
will be classified �out-of-state�� for said purposes.
3. The domicile of an unemancipated person is that of his or
her parent.
4. The spouse of a student classified as in-state shall also be
classified in-state.

Students who are classified as out-of-state residents may take no
more than eight hours of graduate credit at instate rates if they
are full-time, regular employees of a business, company, or organization
in Tennessee. Each semester, these students must submit
a letter on the company's letterhead to The Graduate School
office from their employer stating the length of their employment
history, position, and hours of employment per week.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

An applicant who has been admitted to a graduate program at
another institution and wishes to take UTC courses for transfer
to that institution may be admitted as a transient student. A
graduate application, application fee, and letter of good standing
or certificate of transient admission are required. The letter of
good standing or certificate of transient admission must be signed
by the graduate dean or major adviser at the institution where
the student is pursuing his or her graduate degree.
Upon completion of approved courses, the student should request
that the UTC Office of Records forward a copy of his or her
transcript to the appropriate institution.