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Applying to a TCAT

Complete the TCAT Application for Enrollment



Find A Program

Review the programs of study and any program-specific admission requirements.

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Financial Aid

Complete the FAFSA to apply for the Pell grant, TN Promise scholarship, the TN Reconnect and the Wilder-Naifeh Technical Skills Grant.

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Schedule a Visit

Learn about a particular program or tour our campus.

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Contact Info

Student Services Office-Main Campus
340 Washington Street
Newbern, TN 38059

ONLINE APPLICANTS:  If you submit an online application, you will need to monitor your email as we will likely email you further information.  You should also contact the college periodically to follow-up with your application process.  Inaccurate addresses and phone numbers will likely prevent us from making contact with you regarding enrollment.  

General Admission Requirements

  • Program enrollment is based on a first-come, first-served basis by date of completed application. (A completed application includes all items required for enrollment.)
  • Persons seeking admission to a college must be at least 18 years of age or have a high school diploma or equivalent. For full-time programs, the applicant must declare an occupational objective and demonstrate reasonable potential for achieving that objective.
  • All persons who are required to register for the Federal Draft under 50 U.S.C. App. Section 453 are not eligible to enroll in any post-secondary school until they have registered with selective service.

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Program-Specific Admission Requirements

Educational and admission requirements vary from program to program. 

Cosmetology Instructor

Must have at least three (3) years experience and possess a valid Cosmotogist’s license.  

Practical Nursing

Applicants will be provided with a Four Rivers Regional Nursing Application packet after passing the HESI Exam.  All applicants must also complete a TCAT-Newbern application at https://tcatnewbern.edu/future-students/admissions.



Prerequisites for the instructor trainee certificate include a high school diploma and a current Cosmetology license with three years of experience as a cosmetologist.