Jan 27, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Pre-Freshman Programs (Dual/Joint Enrollment)

Academically talented students may be admitted into the Pre-Freshman Program by having a planned Individual Education Program (IEP). The following criteria must be met by each applicant.

  1. Enrollment recommended as a part of the student’s planned Individual Education Program (IEP) as determined by the multi-disciplinary team process.
  2. Certified to be academically talented or gifted according to the criteria for certification of intellectually gifted which are contained in the Tennessee State Department of Education Student Evaluation Manual.
  3. High school grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Must have fully utilized the school’s or school system’s courses in the desired area of study, or must have satisfactorily completed tests for these courses with a score of 75 or better.

A student who does not have an IEP may be admitted to the Pre-Freshman Program by meeting all of the following criteria:

  1. A recommendation from the high school guidance counselor.
  2. A minimum high school grade point average 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or an ACT composite score of 25.

Admission in the Pre-Freshman program will allow enrollment in one course per semester if seats are available. Approval from the academic department to enroll in the desired course is also required. Exceptions to take more than one course may be made. Please seek permission from the Admissions Office. College credit will be given for courses that are satisfactorily completed. This admission is not available for enrollment in activity or private instruction courses. A semester grade of “B” or better is expected; however, a semester review of the student’s success will be performed by the University to determine whether continued enrollment is allowed. It is expected that such students return to their high school for completion of the senior year and graduation.

Dual Enrollment students receive both high school credit and college credit for the course in which they are enrolled. Tennessee Tech has formal dual enrollments with several Tennessee high schools. In order to participate in the program, students from these schools must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a high school junior or senior
  • Have a 3.0 or higher grade point average
  • Obtain high school counselor approval

For more information about dual enrollment including a list of participating schools, please visit: https://www.tntech.edu/admissions/undergraduate/requirements/high-school-programs.php

Joint Enrollment students receive college credit for the courses they take on campus at Tennessee Tech while they are still enrolled in high school. The courses may or may not count for high school credit and depends on the high school. Joint enrollment students are required to have a minimum of a 3.0 high school GPA and be recommended by their high school counselors to be considered for admission. To apply as a joint enrollment student, the student must simply complete an online application found at tntech.edu/apply and select “Joint Enrollment” as your student type. For more information about joint enrollment, please visit: https://www.tntech.edu/admissions/undergraduate/requirements/high-school-programs.php