Transfer Students

We're glad you are considering transferring to Trevecca Nazarene University. You are joining many other students who transfer each fall and spring from community colleges, four-year public and private institutions, and other Christian colleges.

At Trevecca, we work hard to meet the unique needs of transfer students and make your transition as smooth as possible. At Trevecca you aren’t just another number, you are an important part of our community.

Your enrollment questions can be directed to your admissions representatives by contacting Michael Newland (  You can also call (615) 248-1320 or toll free 888-210-4TNU.

Admissions Process

The following criteria for admission must be completed in order to enroll at Trevecca Nazarene University. Links are provided for your convenience.

Checklist for transfers:

  1. Fill out the free online application for admission. Application deadlines: Fall – August 1 Spring – December 1 Summer – April 15

  2. Request your college transcript(s) to be sent directly from each previously attended institution to:

    Trevecca Nazarene University
    Office of Admissions
    333 Murfreesboro Road
    Nashville, TN 37210

  3. Submit the transfer recommendation form to be filled out by the Dean of Students at your last college attended.

    Transfer Recommendation Form PDF Download

  4. Submit a $200 enrollment deposit to the Office of Admissions (check, credit card, cash or money order are accepted). All applicants upon admittance to the University are required to submit a $200 enrollment deposit by May 1 for the fall semester enrollment or by December 15 for the spring semester enrollment. This enrollment deposit is non-refundable after the stated deadlines. If the student enrolls for the semester, one half of the deposit will be applied to the student's account. The remaining one half will cover the student's orientation costs. If you are living on campus the enrollment deposit will also serve as your residence hall fee. Check out our housing policy for details.

  5. Submit the confidential Medical Health History and Immunization Forms to Trevecca's Student Health Clinic prior to registration. All information on the form will be maintained in strictest confidence by the professional medical staff. Any questions concerning health information should be directed to Trevecca's Student Health Clinic by calling (615) 248-1261.

An applicant with ten (10) transferable semester hours (15 quarter hours) or less will need to comply with all the steps under FRESHMAN procedures. If the applicant is a veteran and submits a copy of his/her Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty (DD-214) form, he/she may receive credit for the 3-hour general education physical education requirement.

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 TNU. If scores are not available, placement testing will be required through the Office of Academic Support.

Financial Aid

  • Financial assistance is available to most students that attend Trevecca Nazarene University.

  • Scholarships available to new students are based upon several factors including academics and leadership qualities. In order to be considered for scholarships you must have your application and official partial or final college transcripts submitted to our admissions office. We look forward to assisting you through the admissions process and helping you identify any possible scholarship opportunities available for you.

Tennessee Transfer Pathways

Tennessee Transfer Pathways are designed to assist community college students who intend to complete a baccalaureate degree by transferring credits to a four-year college in Tennessee. For information on the transfer pathways Trevecca offers, please see our Tennessee Transfer Pathways page.

Q & A

How does Trevecca define a Transfer Student?

A student having earned at least 11 college credit hours and being at least a semester removed from high school. Students who do not meet these requirements can still transfer credit to Trevecca, but are considered first-time freshmen and must meet admissions requirements based upon their high school career.

Will My Credits Transfer?

Yes if they meet the following requirements:

  • Credits were earned at a regionally accredited institution
  • Credits are considered college-level (usually this means 100-level or above)
  • *Keep in mind that credits that transfer in toward academic classification (freshman, sophomore…) does not guarantee they will count toward your intended major. Ask us to help you determine whether or not courses you plan to take at your current institution will count toward your degree at Trevecca Nazarene University.

How Does The Credit Transfer Process Work?

  1. Once all transcripts are received by Admissions, they are sent for an evaluation. The evaluation is completed and a copy is sent to you (usually within one-two weeks). This document shows how your courses will transfer in to meet General Education requirements for your specific major.
  2. When you register for classes, your advisor will help determine how courses within your major will be used.