- How to Apply
- Transfer Students
- Credit by Examination
- Credit for Prior Learning Assessment
- International Students
How to Apply
How To Apply
It only takes a few steps to be on your way to your next degree! Applying to Trevecca is easy.
- Fill out the online application.
If you have trouble with the online application, call our admissions office at 844-TNU-GRAD or email SGCSadmissions@trevecca.edu
- Request your transcripts
Please have your official transcript sent to:
Trevecca Nazarene University
ATTN: SGCS Admissions
School of Graduate and Continuing Studies
333 Murfreesboro Road
Nashville, TN 37210
- Fill out your FAFSA
FAFSA on the Web is the U.S. Department of Education's official electronic application for federal student aid. Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to find out steps to apply. Trevecca's school code is 003526.
Trevecca Nazarene University welcomes students who wish to apply transfer credit from other institutions. The following policies outline transfer expectations, which are further described in the University Catalog:
- The student should follow the admissions processes for their desired program described in the Adult Studies Catalog or Graduate Catalog.
- Official transcript(s) should be sent directly from the previous institution(s) to Trevecca by email or fax.
- A student with a transfer GPA below a minimum standard may be accepted on probation.
- For undergraduate programs, the minimum standards for accepted transfer grades are:
- From institutions that are regionally accredited, Trevecca will accept a grade of D on transfer work if the course does not apply towards the student’s major or minor or towards English Composition.
- From institutions that are not regionally accredited, Trevecca will accept hours earned (not grades or GPA) for courses with a grade of C or above when transfer work specifically substitutes for a course offering at Trevecca, and only after the equivalent of one full-time semester of satisfactory study at Trevecca.
- From proprietary institutions that are not regionally accredited, Trevecca will require demonstration of competency through a departmental exam or nationally recognized testing agency (e.g., CLEP).
- From Bible colleges that are accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), Trevecca will accept up to 90 semester hours from credit (not grades or GPA).
- For graduate programs, the number of transfer hours allowed is determined by the program (see the Graduate Catalog). If a graduate program accepts transfer credit, transferability will be based on specific criteria:
- The course was taken no more than 10 years ago.
- The course is relevant to the degree program.
- The course was taken for graduate credit from a regionally accredited institution.
- A minimum grade of B was earned in the course.
Credit by Examination
Credit by Examination
Trevecca Nazarene University makes it easy for students to earn credit by examination. Students may earn up to 45 credit hours for passing test scores on subject-specific tests. We recognize several national testing programs that provide students with opportunities to earn college credit:
- Advanced Placement (AP) – The official score report for at least a 3 can be sent to Trevecca. Trevecca’s CEEB Code is 1809.
- College Level Examination Program (CLEP) – CLEP examinations are offered at testing centers across the nation, including Trevecca’s testing center. Trevecca’s CLEP Code is 1809.
- Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) – DANTES examinations are offered at testing centers across the nation, including Trevecca’s testing center. Trevecca’s DSST Code is 9784.
Credit for Prior Learning Assessment
Credit for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
Trevecca understands that adults have training and experience that may have fostered college-level learning. We offer you the opportunity to earn undergraduate-level credit through a portfolio and writing process. In this course, you will be mentored in how to describe the learning from the life experience (not just the experience itself). These portfolios and writings may be based on:
- Workshops or seminars for professional training
- Non-credit classes at professional schools
- Military service
- Work experiences
Talk with your advisor about joining our Life Learning Portfolio Development course.
Admission of International Students
Trevecca welcomes students from other countries! International students who wish to enter the University must file their applications and complete certified copies of official transcripts, certificates, diplomas, and degrees translated to English well in advance of the semester for which they seek admission.
International students must show evidence of ability to understand and use English sufficiently well to succeed in their work at Trevecca. All international students must demonstrate English proficiency in one of the following ways:
Submit a successful official TOEFL report.
- A minimum TOEFL score of 500 for undergraduate and 550 for graduate programs is required on the paper-based test; or
- A minimum score of 173 for undergraduate and 213 for graduate programs is required on the computer-based test; or
- A minimum score of 61 for undergraduate and 80 for graduate programs is required on the Internet-based test.
The TOEFL requirement can be waived if:
- A student has attended a school for at least two years whose medium of instruction is English and successfully passed English. The student must be able to provide verification that the school did teach in English and that the student was not enrolled in any English support courses, such as ESL classes, during that time; or
- A student submits an official college-level transcript showing completion of course work at a "C" level (2.0 GPA) or better equivalent to Trevecca's English Composition (EGL 1100) from an accredited college or university; or
- A student submits a successful official IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score report with a minimum score of 5.5 for undergraduate and 6.0 for graduate programs.
The TOEFL examination is administered in many overseas testing centers. Students who wish to take the test should contact TOEFL, Educational Testing Service, Box 6151, Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6151 or www.toefl.org
All regular admission requirements must be completed before official acceptance will be granted, including evidence of financial resources sufficient to pay expenses while a student is at the University. Trevecca's Certification of Financial Support must be on file at the time an I-20 is issued. International students will have the same financial policy applied to them as does any other student. Unless there is documented proof of reading, writing, and math skills, international students will be required to register for developmental courses.
All students residing in the United States on an F-1 Student Visa and taking courses from Trevecca Nazarene University may take only one online class per semester during the period of their study. This is a requirement of the SEVIS program of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
- Official University or college transcript in English. If your college/university does not print transcripts in English, then you must use an agency who will translate the transcript.
- Official Credential Evaluation. The translation or original transcript in English must be evaluated by a credential evaluator. That evaluation must be mailed from the evaluating company directly to Trevecca Nazarene University. Please send transcripts to one of the following credential evaluators:
- Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc., PO Box 514070, Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
- Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultants, 7101 Southwest 102 Avenue, Miami, FL 33173
- World Education Services, Inc., PO Box 5087, Bowling Green Station, New York, NY 10274-5087