Freshman Requirements


All freshmen under 21 years of age must graduate with a regular diploma from an accredited or state
approved high school or complete a GED.

All first-time freshmen applying for admission to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga must meet
one of the following high school grade point average and ACT/SAT combinations:

  • 2.85 high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and a minimum 18 ACT composite (940* SAT composite).

  • Minimum 2.5 high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and a 21 ACT composite (1060* SAT composite) minimum.

*New SAT equivalent beginning with March 2016 test.

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Documents needed to complete your application:

  • Admissions Application
  • Application Fee
  • Official High School transcript
  • ACT or SAT scores

It will take up to three weeks to process the application once all required items are received. 

 First-time freshmen must also have the following minimum sixteen unit requirements:                               

  • 4 units of English                                
  • 4 units of math (algebra I and II, geometry and 1 additional unit) 
  • 3 units of lab science
  • 1 unit of European history, world history, or world geography
  • 2 units of the same foreign language
  • 1 unit of visual or performing art
  • 1 unit of American history