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How to Apply

  1. Pick a program of study
  2. Complete the TCAT Application for Enrollment
    1. Some programs of study require additional application documents. Download, complete and submit any required documents listed under the programs of study below
  3. Submit your application, program-specific application materials (if required), and vaccination letter to the Student Services Office at the address listed below

  4. Request official transcripts of education from high school, high-school equivalency or other colleges and universities
    1. High school transcripts are available from your high school's counseling office

    2. College and University transcripts are available at the institution's records office

    3. Official GED and HiSET requests can be obtained at https://www.diplomasender.com for the following states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wyoming

    4. If you have foreign transcripts you will need to provide an English translated version of your transcript and have your education evaluated through the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). The website for NACES can be found at: www.naces.org. We will need the English translated version of your transcripts to complete admissions requirements

  5. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online, if applying for financial aid (this is required for TN Promise scholarship and the Wilder Naifeh grant)

Contact Information

Student Services Office
740 Hi Tech Dr
Livingston, TN 38570
FAX (931)823-7484

Testing Dates:

September 10 and 24.

(See receptionist to register for the test.)

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. 


For entrance into the Cosmetology program, a student must have a high school or GED/HiSET diploma.

Practical Nursing

Students interested in enrolling in the Practical Nursing program must visit the receptionist to schedule the Hesi entrance exam.  This is a new extrance exam selected by the state.  The exam cost is $40 (cash, credit or debit card accepted) and tentative schedule is below. Applicants that have previously taken the Compass Exam may use those scores up to two years from the test date.  Suggested practice tests can be found at Testpreview.com.  Study books will be available at a later date.

Expected testing dates are below.

Test starts at noon. Pleae arrive 15 minutes prior to test time.

TEST DATES FOR THE HESI ARE: September 10 and 24.

(See receptionist to register for the test.)

For entrance into the Pracitcal Nursing program, a student must have a high school or GED/HiSET diploma. Students in the program are subject to drug testing and background screening.

Pharmacy Technology

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent.  For more information on enrollment, contact the school.

Clinical affiliates of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Livingston require drug testing and background checks of each student enrolled in the Pharmacy Technology program before participating in training at clinical sites.


For entrance into the Cosmetology program, a student must have a high school or GED/HiSET diploma.