International Students Admission Process

Get Accepted

International students who wish to enter the University must file their applications and complete certified copies of official transcripts, certificates, diplomas and degrees translated to English well in advance of the semester for which they seek admission.

International students must show evidence of ability to understand and use English sufficiently well to succeed in their work at Trevecca. All international students must demonstrate English proficiency in one of the following ways:

  • Submit a successful official TOEFL score report.
  1. A minimum TOEFL score of 500 is required on the paper-based test; or
  2. A minimum score of 173 is required on the computer-based test; or
  3. A minimum score of 61 is required on the Internet-based test.
  • The TOEFL requirement can be waived if:
  1. A student has attended a school for at least two years whose medium of instruction is English and successfully passed English. The student must be able to provide verification that the school did teach in English and that the student was not enrolled in any English support courses, such as ESL classes, during that time; or…
  2. A student may submit an official college-level transcript showing completion of coursework at a "C" level (2.0 GPA) or better equivalent to Trevecca's English Composition (ENG 1020) from an accredited college or university.

The TOEFL examination is administered in many overseas testing centers. Students who wish to take the test should contact TOEFL, Educational Testing Service, Box 6151, Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6151 or

All regular admission requirements must be completed before official acceptance will be granted, including evidence of financial resources sufficient to pay expenses while a student at the University. Trevecca's Certification of Financial Support must be on file at the time an I-20 is issued. International students will have the same financial policy applied to them as any other student. In addition, an advance deposit of $1,000 USD is held in escrow for the total period of enrollment. The deposit must be received prior to the issuance of the letter of acceptance. Unless there is documented proof of reading, writing and math skills, international students will be required to register for developmental courses.

Only Immigrants (Lawful Permanent Residents) and Nonimmigrants in which study is incident to their visa status will be admitted. (Lawful Permanent Residents are those holding an I-551 stamp in a passport or in possession of the Form I-551 Alien Registration Card – "Green Card.")

Submit Your Application

Applying online is FREE, but if you prefer to submit a hard copy (paper) application, you may do so by submitting a $25.00 nonrefundable application fee with your hard copy application. Make checks or money orders payable to Trevecca Nazarene University. Send your check, along with your completed hard copy application, to:

Office of Admissions
Trevecca Nazarene University
333 Murfreesboro Road
Nashville, TN 37210-2877

ACT & SAT Reports

Submit an official ACT report. The ACT is available in local designated testing centers. The results will automatically be sent to the University if the applicant specifies Trevecca as his or her college choice. The ACT data is used in academic advising and is the official academic documentation for admission. SAT scores are acceptable although ACT is preferred. Applicants are not required to submit the essay component of these exams.

Submit an official ACT report by contacting the American College Testing Program, Box 414, Iowa City, Iowa 52240 • • (319) 337-1270. For testing outside of the United States call (319) 337-1448.  Request score report to be sent directly to Trevecca Nazarene University, ACT code 4016.

An SAT report can be requested by contacting the College Board – SAT Program, Princeton, NY 08541 • • (609) 771-7600 •  Request score report to be sent directly to Trevecca Nazarene University, SAT code 1809.
ACT/SAT scores on an official high school transcript are acceptable.

High School Transcript

Request an official high school transcript to be mailed directly from the institution to Trevecca's Office of Admissions. If tentative admittance is desired, request a high school transcript through the end of the junior year. A final transcript stating date of graduation must be forwarded immediately after graduation because many high school offices are closed during the summer. If one is eligible by GED, an official score report and partial high school transcript must be sent directly from each reporting institution.

Academic Transcript

Request an official academic transcript be forwarded directly to Trevecca from any college/university for any dual enrollment or concurrent credit completed in high school.

Enrollment Deposit

Submit a $200 Enrollment Deposit by May 1 for fall semester enrollment or by December 15 for spring semester enrollment.International students who wish to enter the University must file their applications and complete certified copies of official transcripts, certificates, diplomas and degrees translated to English well in advance of the semester for which they seek admission.

Medical Health History & Immunization Forms

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.