Answered By: Brad McCormick
Last Updated: Jan 13, 2019     Views: 53

Chattanooga State welcomes students from all cultures. For specific questions, please call the Multicultural Office at 423-697-3371.


International Student Requirements: (See International Students in the college catalog.)

  • Meet all requirements for admission as a degree-seeking student.
  • Meet language proficiency (see below).
  • Non-U.S. transcripts must be translated to English before they are submitted.
  • Furnish evidence of financial capability.
  • Provide medical certification verifying freedom from tuberculosis & have medical and hospitalization insurance.

Language Proficiency:   (See English Language Proficiency in the college catalog.)

  • Submit a valid* TOEFL score (minimum = 500/paper based, or 61/Internet-based). The TOEFL must have been taken in the past two years.
  • Provide an official transcript documenting graduation from an approved U.S. high school with a regular high school diploma or approved high school equivalency (administered in English).
  • Provide an official transcript documenting satisfactory completion (grade C or better) in college-level English Composition I from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university.

Mandatory Placement

  • Students under 21 are assessed for Transitional Studies according to ACT/SAT scores.
  • Students over 21, GED students, and international students have the option of using ACT/SAT or Chattanooga State placement test scores (if taken within the past 3 years).

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