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Applying to a TCAT

Complete the TCAT Application for Enrollment
Check the status of your application until you have received your campus email address.
Access to your admissions application, financial aid and other general information. Requires login from your new campus email address that will be provided.


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 Information

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

Testing Dates:

September 14th 9AM

September 28th 12:30

October 5th 9AM

October 19th 12:30

(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 $47 (cash, credit or debit card accepted) and tentative schedule is below.  Suggested practice tests can be found at Testpreview.com.  Study books will be available at a later date.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to test time.

HESI Testing Dates at TCAT Livingston:

**Testers MUST Pre Pay before exam date**

May 8, 2023 @ 8:00AM

May 22, 2023 @ 8:00AM

June 5, 2023 @ 8:00AM

June 12, 2023 @ 8:00AM

(Please contact the College to schedule a test date 931.823.5525)

For entrance into the Practical 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.