Student Application Checklist

Please complete steps one through three to reserve your seat in the cohort:

1

Application

Complete and submit the cohort application by clicking the button.

2

Registration Form

Complete and submit the cohort registration form by clicking the button.

3

Application Fee

Use our secure payment center to submit your application fee payment online, call the Graduate Information Office at 800-956-8903 to submit your payment over the phone, or complete page 6 in the Student Information Packet and return by fax to 800-504-7618.

 

Once you have reserved your seat, please follow the remaining steps to complete your admissions file:

4

Financial Aid & Payment Options

Determine how you plan to pay for the program: Financial Aid or Pay-As-You-Go. If using Financial Aid, Complete the FAFSA. It is in your best interest to complete the financial aid process as early as possible.

If using a Pay-As-You-Go plan, click the button for more information.

5

Official Transcripts

Arrange for official, sealed transcripts from the university with your highest degree earned and from any university from which you completed licensure.

6

Employment Verification Forms

Background Check – A background record check is an admissions prerequisite for any applicant seeking enrollment into a graduate education program at Carson-Newman University. An employment verification form can be used to confirm employment in a P-16 setting that requires a background check. The easiest and fastest way to complete this step is to use our online system. This will allow us to e-mail your supervisor on your behalf. If no previous background check has been completed, the applicant will be asked to complete one. Please contact the Graduate Information Office for details

Verification of Experience – Candidates seeking to earn the Beginning (ILL-B) Tennessee Administrative License must have at least 3 years of full-time education experience in an educational setting. A member of the applicant’s district administration team must verify s/he meets this standard and is eligible to apply for the Principal Licensure program. The easiest way to complete this step is to use our online system. Please contact the Graduate Information Office for more information.

7

Statement of Purpose

A statement of purpose is required which addresses how your professional experience and career goals relate to graduate study. This statement should be one to two pages in length. You may upload your statement directly to the Graduate Information Office online, or return by fax (800-504-7618), e-mail, or mail.

8

Official Praxis or GRE Scores

Please submit a copy of your scores from the PRAXIS II Principles of Learning and Teaching Tests, or PRAXIS II Subject Assessment Tests in the area of licensure. Carson-Newman will accept a score from any PRAXIS II test that is currently being offered for Tennessee state teachers for acceptance. If these scores are unavailable, a GRE score obtained within the last 10 years may be submitted

9

Professional Educators License

If you have a valid Professional Educators License, please submit a copy of your certificate to the Graduate Information Office by fax (800-504-7618) or by email to ifelkamp@graduateprogram.org.