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Admissions

How to Apply

  1. Pick a program of study.
  2. Download and complete the TCAT – Murfreesboro Application for Enrollment.
    • 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
    • Applicants born on or after Jan. 1, 1957, must submit proof of MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccination.
    • Applicants born on or after Jan. 1, 1980, must submit proof of varicella zoster (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
    • High school transcripts are available from your high school's counseling office.
    • College and University transcripts are available at the insitutiton's records office.
    • Official GED and HiSET requests can be obtain 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.
    • 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. Schedule and attend a personal interview with your desired program instructor prior to orientation. You can find a list of our faculty by clicking here.
  7. 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

Murfreesboro Campus

TCAT – Murfreesboro
Student Services Office
1303 Old Fort Parkway
Murfreesboro, TN  37129

Cindy Beverley
cbeverley@tcatmurfreesboro.edu
615-898-8010 Ext.132

Tammy Carman
tcarman@tcatmurfreesboro.edu
615-898-8010 Ext.144

Smyrna Campus

TCAT – Murfreesboro, Smyrna Campus
Student Services Office
663 Ken Pilkerton Dr
Smyrna, TN  37167

Brittany Jones
bjones@tcatmurfreesboro.edu
615-898-8010 Ext.205

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. 

Surgical Technology

Prospective students must meet all requirements below in order to enroll into the Surgical Technology course:

  • You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to enroll.
  • Complete the TCAT – Murfreesboro application for enrollment.
  • Provide a regular high school diploma or GED transcript.
  • Provide proof of required immunizations.
  • Successfully complete the HESI Assessment. For more information on the HESI Assessment, please click here and scroll to the HESI Assessment for Allied Health section.

Students are subject to drug screening, criminal background checks, and more stringent vaccination requirements based upon clinical affiliation agreements.

Practical Nursing

Prospective students must meet all requirements below in order to enroll into the Practical Nursing course:

  • The following two prerequisite classes are required to be completed and the transcripts must be submitted with your application:
    • Anatomy & Physiology
    • Medical Math
  • You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to enroll.
  • Complete the TCAT – Murfreesboro application for enrollment.
  • Provide a regular high school diploma or GED transcript.
  • Provide three letters of reference. Two letters must be from professional sources and must be on professional letterheads. All three letters must be typed and signed.
  • Provide proof of MMR and Varicella immunity.

Students are subject to drug screening, criminal background checks, and more stringent vaccination requirements based upon clinical affiliation agreements.

Pharmacy Technician

Prospective students must meet all requirements below in order to enroll into the Pharmacy Technician course:

  • You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to enroll.
  • Complete the TCAT – Murfreesboro application for enrollment.
  • Provide a regular high school diploma or GED transcript.
  • Provide proof of required immunizations.
  • Successfully complete the HESI Assessment. For more information on the HESI Assessment, please click here and scroll to the HESI Assessment for Allied Health section.

The State of Tennessee requires that all pharmacy technicians be licensed. The application process for a state license includes a mandatory criminal background check. Further information about the licensing requirements may be found at the State Board of Pharmacy website:

https://www.tn.gov/health/topic/pharmacy-board

Other states have varying requirements regarding employment as a pharmacy technician. Each state’s Board of Pharmacy administers regulations accordingly.

All students will be required to submit to drug testing, as well as an additional background check, prior to being placed in a clinical rotation. 

Dental Assisting

Prospective students must meet all requirements below in order to enroll into the Dental Assisting course:

  • You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to enroll.
  • Complete the TCAT – Murfreesboro application for enrollment.
  • Provide a regular high school diploma or GED transcript.
  • Provide proof of required immunizations.
  • Successfully complete the HESI Assessment. For more information on the HESI Assessment, please click here and scroll to the HESI Assessment for Allied Health section.

Students are subject to drug screening based upon clinical affiliation agreements.