Degree Seeking Admissions

Admissions Consideration

The University invites applications from students who will contribute to, as well as benefit from, the Trevecca experience. An applicant to Trevecca Nazarene University is considered on an individual basis and evaluated on the student's total picture of academic preparation, potential, and personal records. Future students are encouraged to visit the campus to learn more about what Trevecca has to offer. High school students will be considered competitive for admission if they present a course of college-preparatory academic studies with above-average academic and cumulative grade point average. Transfer work should likewise be strongly related to the chosen field of study. Any college-level work is also expected to be at the above-average level. A strong correlation between high school grades and entrance examinations scores is expected. The resume of activities and recommendations are also strongly considered as positive indicators of success at Trevecca. Additional requirements such as portfolios or auditions are considered in conjunction with the academic credentials for those programs which require them. International students should also refer to the specific requirements outlined in this catalog.

The application for admission serves as the merit scholarship application; therefore, complete and detailed information including the resume of activities is important. High school seniors are encouraged to apply to Trevecca during the early fall months of the senior year. Transfer applicants should apply to Trevecca as soon as possible during the term preceding the term for which they are applying.

Traditional Undergraduate Admissions Procedure

Undergraduate admission is for the student seeking to complete an associate or bachelor's degree program at Trevecca.

Apply online and submit the Traditional Undergraduate Admissions Application on Trevecca’s web site at or contact the Office of Admissions, Trevecca Nazarene University, 333 Murfreesboro Road, Nashville, Tennessee 37210-2877; (615) 248-1320 or (888) 210-4TNU. Trevecca's undergraduate e-mail address is:

Freshman Admission

High school seniors and high school graduates who have never before attended college fulltime should apply for freshman admission to Trevecca.

  1. Complete the entire degree-seeking application for traditional undergraduate admissions.
  2. Submit the free online application.
  3. Include a separate resume of honors, awards, and activities for grades 9-12 with the application if more space is needed than available on the application.
  4. Request that an official transcript be sent from the high school directly to Trevecca Nazarene University. Any college credit courses (i.e. dual enrollment or any other concurrent credit completed in high school) must also be reported. Request that all college transcripts correlated to college credits earned while in high school be sent directly to Trevecca Nazarene University.
  5. Request that score reports from the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT) be sent to Trevecca. Trevecca’s ACT code is 4016. The SAT code for Trevecca is 1809.*

*Due to COVID-19, Trevecca Nazarene University is temporarily transitioning to a test-optional admission policy for ACT/SAT scores. This temporary change in policy has been approved for the Fall 2021 semester and Spring 2022 semester.

Transfer Admission

Students currently attending another college or university and those with previous college credit post high school should apply for transfer admission. Incoming applicants are considered a Transfer student if they currently attend another college/university or have previously attended another college/university, and have attempted 11+ credit hours, post high school, that impact the student’s cumulative GPA.

  1. Complete the entire degree seeking application for traditional undergraduate admission.
  2. Submit the free online application.
  3. Request that official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended be sent directly to Trevecca, including courses taken as dual enrollment. If you are currently enrolled in your first term at an institution, a "Letter of Good Standing" or "Enrollment Certification Letter" should be submitted in lieu of a transcript. (An applicant who fails to acknowledge attendance in any college or university where he/she has been previously registered may be subject to dismissal from Trevecca Nazarene University.)
  4. Provide the Transfer Recommendation Form to the dean of students from the college or university most recently attended and have the reference send the form directly to Trevecca Nazarene University.
  5. Transfer applicants who have earned fewer than 30* transferable semester hours of credit from a regionally accredited institution after their official high school graduation date at the time of application must request that an official high school transcript and official scores from ACT/SAT be sent directly to Trevecca. Transfer students who have not earned or passed a college-level mathematics and/or English composition course at another institution should submit official ACT/SAT scores for placement at Trevecca. ACT superscoring will be accepted for scholarships and course placement only. Admission will be based on ACT composite scores or SAT total scores. If scores are not available, placement testing will be required through the Office of Academic Services.
  6. Applicants with college-level course work from foreign institutions must have their transcripts evaluated by a credential evaluation service such as World Education Services,

*Not including credit from CLEP, IB, AP exams, institutional credit by examination, remedial or developmental course work, or non-academic orientation course.


Early Admission

The high-achieving and mature students whose school officials, parents, and others from whom the University may seek information believe they can benefit by entering college a year early may be admitted under the Early Admissions Program. To do so, these minimum requirements must be fulfilled:

  1. Completion of the junior year in high school with a grade point average of 3.50.
  2. Completion of at least 12 units of secondary credit, 7 of which must be college preparatory subjects (including English, 3 units; mathematics, natural science and social science).
  3. A minimum composite score of 27 on the ACT (or 1260 SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math total score).
  4. Provide favorable recommendations and/or approval from high school officials and others as may be designated by the Office of Admissions. If advisable, personal interviews may be requested. An applicant desiring high school graduation should ascertain from his or her high school officials whether or not college credits earned may also be applied toward requirements for a high school diploma.
  5. Completion of all regular admission requirements.


Students who have attended Trevecca previously and are not registered in the current semester should apply for readmission. Students applying for readmission are considered on the same basis as new applicants to the University for that particular term. If a student has attended any other college or university since the last term of enrollment at Trevecca, official transcripts must be sent. Applicants should contact the Office of Admissions to determine what particular requirements may be needed. Readmission cannot be considered if the student has any unsettled business with Trevecca Nazarene University or any other institution attended, whether in the form of a financial, disciplinary, or academic obligation. Once those issues have been resolved and the Office of Admissions has been notified of the resolution in writing by that institution, the application will be considered. The University reserves the right to refuse readmission to a student on any grounds deemed sufficient by the Trevecca Nazarene University administration.

A student who receives his/her first academic suspension from Trevecca Nazarene University may apply for readmission to the University after one semester. Any student who receives two academic suspensions may apply for readmission after one year from the date of the last suspension. It is the University's expectation that students will use their time wisely (during suspension) by taking courses at a regionally accredited college or university that could raise their cumulative GPA to a minimum 1.8 or higher. Students should work with the Academic Records Office and their advisor to make sure credits will transfer. Academic reinstatement will be contingent on the student securing a minimum cumulative GPA of 1.8 or higher before returning to Trevecca. In no case is reinstatement a guarantee.

Enrollment Process

  1. Obtain and complete the degree-seeking application for traditional undergraduate admissions. Indicate the desired term of enrollment and desired major. Submit the application to the Office of Admissions. Submit all supporting materials as outlined in this catalog to the Office of Admissions.
  2. After all application materials have been received by the Office of Admissions, they will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee after which notification of a decision or the need for additional materials will be sent. Acceptance to the University may be granted with stipulations that must be met for continued enrollment. These stipulations supersede any other progression requirements outlined in the catalog or other university documents.
  3. All applicants upon admittance to the University are required to submit a $200 enrollment deposit by May 1 for the fall semester enrollment, December 15 for the spring semester enrollment, or by May 15 for the summer semester enrollment. This enrollment deposit is non-refundable after the stated deadlines. All freshmen and transfers will have their deposit applied to their orientation costs. (Orientation is required.) All readmission and non-degree seeking applicants will have the full amount applied to their student account. Admitted students may pay their $200 enrollment deposit online. In addition, checks or money orders made payable to Trevecca Nazarene University and must be submitted to the Office of Admissions.
  4. Submit the online Residency Information Application for on-campus housing or off-campus commuter to the Center for Student Development. The online application will be provided after a student is admitted to the University and the deposit is received. A housing interview is required for students 23 years of age or older who wish to live in a residence hall. Those who wish to live off campus must receive permission from the Center for Student Development after submission of the Residency Information Application.
  5. Submit the confidential Medical Health History and Immunization Forms to Trevecca's Student Health Clinic prior to registration. These forms are found online at All information on the form will be maintained in strictest confidence by the professional medical staff.
  6. For freshman admission, a final high school transcript stating date of graduation must be forwarded immediately after graduation. If one is eligible by GED or another approved alternative to a high school diploma, an official score report and partial high school transcript must be sent directly from each reporting institution. Request that an official academic transcript be forwarded directly to Trevecca from any college/university for any dual enrollment or concurrent credit completed in high school. (An applicant who fails to acknowledge attendance in any college or university where he/she has been previously registered is subject to dismissal from Trevecca Nazarene University.)
  7. Transfer students should submit any final transcripts from current terms and institutions that indicate work completed since admission was granted.