Freshman Admissions


If you are a high school student applying to Carson-Newman, follow these steps to complete the admissions process.

1. Complete our free, online application.

That’s right – there’s no application fee.

2. Submit an official transcript

Submit a transcript from each high school you have attended. Transcripts should be mailed to:
Office of Admissions
Carson-Newman University
1646 Russell Ave.
Jefferson City, TN

Note: Are you a homeschool student? Follow our special instructions for submitting your homeschool transcript.

3. OPTIONAL. Send us your ACT or SAT test scores.

Make sure to include Carson-Newman on the list of schools to receive your official ACT score (code: 3950) or SAT score (code: 1102).

What’s Next?

If you are admitted to Carson-Newman, you can get a head start in the enrollment process.

1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

This will allow you to receive a financial aid package detailing your specific scholarship, grant and loan opportunities. Carson-Newman’s FAFSA code is: 003481

2. Submit your $200 enrollment deposit.

This amount confirms that you plan to attend Carson-Newman. You can pay your enrollment deposit through our application portal. It will be applied toward your tuition.

3. Confirm your housing.

Submit the on-campus housing form through our Housing Portal if you plan to live on-campus. Click the button that says “Student SSO Login” at the bottom of the page, then log in using your C-N email address and password. Freshmen wishing to live at home with parents or guardians within 50 miles of campus should apply using the off-campus housing form.

4. Submit your immunization record.

All incoming students are required to use Med+Proctor to submit medical/immunization records. Visit and click “register” to start a new account. Type in your Carson-Newman email address to get started and follow the directions to create a new account. Fill out any required personal, medical or insurance information. Download the required forms and follow the directions provided. Once you have obtained copies of the required medical/immunization records, log back in to your Med+Proctor account. Upload a copy of your forms. You will receive an email confirmation once the forms have been reviewed.

5. Register for New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation offers a unique experience for freshmen, transfers, and non-traditional students at the beginning of the fall semester to ease the transition into college. During Orientation, students participate in various activities to develop relationships that will last throughout their college experience and prepare them to start their first day of college. Parents are encouraged to attend Parent Orientation during the fall. Students, click the link below to learn more about Student Experiences and sign-up now for fall New Student Orientation!