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International Students

International Students


In addition to the Common Admission Requirements for all C-N graduate programs, international applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications to be considered for admission to a graduate program:

  1. Minimum computer-based TOEFL score of 210, TOEFL iBT score of 79, IELTS score of 6.5, or PTE academic score of 53.1
  2. Undergraduate transcripts from non-U.S. institutions MAY require a professional course-by-course credential evaluation from an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Please see for a list of eligible providers.
  3. Pursuant to F-1 Visa regulations, adequate financial resources must be available to cover the cost of attending Carson-Newman University. University financial aid programs are limited to U.S. students and are not available to international students.
  4. Color scan of passport photo page; if F-2 dependent family members are to travel with you, scans of their passport photos are also required.
  5. Form I-20 will be issued only after acceptance for admission to Carson-Newman University has been approved, and the university receives the enrollment deposit of $500.00, and a current (6 months) certified bank statement.
  6. Application Fee: $100.00-may be paid after an acceptance decision has been rendered.

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Application materials may be uploaded to your application account or emailed to Official transcripts must be sent directly from your college or university. The address for sending transcripts is as follows:
Carson-Newman University
International Admissions
1646 Russell Avenue
Jefferson City, TN 37760


1(Applicants scoring between 170 and 209 (computer-based TOEFL), 60 and 78 (TOEFL iBT), 5.5 and 6.4(IELTS), or 44 and 52 (PTE academic) may be admissible but must complete TESL 560, 563, 564 in addition to degree requirements.)

International students who have earned an undergraduate or graduate degree at a United States college or university or who have successfully completed study in the Carson-Newman English Language Institute are exempted from the TOEFL/IELTS/PTE requirement. In addition, students who completed undergraduate coursework in which English was the mode of instruction, as demonstrated on an official transcript, may also be exempt from this requirement.

2The university requires proof of immunizations for measles of all incoming students. Please sign up for a MedProctor account to submit immunization records:


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