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Admissions

How to Apply

  1. Pick a program of study
  2. Download and complete the TCAT Application for Enrollment
    1. Some programs of study require additional application documents. Download, complete and submit any required documents listed under the programs of study below
  3. Contact your physician and obtain your proof of vaccination letter
    1. Applicants born on or after Jan. 1, 1957, must submit proof of MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccination
    2. Applicants born on or after Jan. 1, 1980, must submit proof of varicella (chicken pox) vaccination
  4. Submit your application, program-specific application materials (if required), and vaccination letter to the Student Services Office at the address listed below

  5. Request official transcripts of education from high school, high-school equivalency or other colleges and universities
    1. High school transcripts are available from your high school's counseling office

    2. College and University transcripts are available at the insitutiton's records office

    3. Official GED and HiSET requests can be obtained at https://www.diplomasender.com for the following states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wyoming

    4. If you have foreign transcripts you will need to provide an English translated version of your transcript and have your education evaluated through the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). The website for NACES can be found at: www.naces.org. We will need the English translated version of your transcripts to complete admissions requirements

  6. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online, if applying for financial aid (this is required for TN Promise scholarship and the Wilder Naifeh grant)

Student Services Office
127 Industrial Drive
Ripley, TN 38063                                                                                           admissions@tcatripley.edu
731-635-3368

General Admission Requirements

  • Program enrollment is based on a first-come, first-served basis by date of completed application. (A completed application includes all items required for enrollment.)
  • Persons seeking admission to a college must be at least 18 years of age or have a high school diploma or equivalent. For full-time programs, the applicant must declare an occupational objective and demonstrate reasonable potential for achieving that objective.
  • All persons who are required to register for the Federal Draft under 50 U.S.C. App. Section 453 are not eligible to enroll in any post-secondary school until they have registered with selective service.

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Program-Specific Admission Requirements

Educational and admission requirements vary from program to program. 

Manufacturing Technician Program

Silver Career Readiness Certificate required

Patient Care Technician

All prospective applicants will be required to score accepted levels on any one of three exams:  Pass the Compass with a minimum score of 29 on Math and 69 on Reading or Asset with 38 Math and 42 Reading or 9th grade equivalency on TABE.  ACT scores of 14 in all three areas of Math, Reading, and English are acceptable for those less than age 20

Practical Nursing

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must obtain a minimum score of 50 in math and 80 in reading on the Compass Test
  • Must submit evidence of a recent physical examination by a licensed physician or nurse practitioner with appropriate immunizations
  • Must submit written references
  • Must attend an orientation session and personal information session
  • Must be recommended by the Occupational Advisory Committee
  • Institutional Drug Testing is required

    Thank you for considering TCAT Ripley for your educational needs!