Gateway Logo Admissions


  • Admission to UTC
  • Graduation from an accredited diploma or associate degree nursing program
  • 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Current RN license
  • Practicing as RN

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Application Process

For a printable checklist see the Gateway Applicant Guide.

  1. Contact a program advisor by calling (423) 425-5624 or emailing to discuss the courses you'll need.

  2. Apply to the University using the online application well in advance of the admission deadlines (November 15 for January cohort, June 15 for August cohort).  There is a $30 application fee. Choose “Pre-Nursing” as your major. If you have previously attended UTC you will apply for “re-admission” and do not need to pay the fee.  If you have a previous Bachelor’s degree, please apply as a “post-baccalaureate” type.

    Apply to the University

  3. Ask your high school and colleges to send official transcripts to UTC Undergraduate Admissions, Dept. 5105, 615 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403.

  4. Complete the online Gateway application to apply to the program.

    Apply to Gateway Program