KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) — Students hoping to attend the University of Tennessee come Fall 2013 need to get their college admissions materials in soon. UT's priority admissions deadline is set for November 1. Incoming freshmen must meet that deadline in order to be considered for competitive scholarships and the Chancellor's Honors Program. The regular application deadline follows just a month later, on December 1.
"We hope high school seniors and parents have these important deadlines marked on their calendars so there's no last-minute crunch," said Richard Bayer, assistant provost and director of enrollment services. Bayer stresses that while UT is committed to excellence, it's also committed to being accessible to students.
"UT is looking for the best and brightest students to make up our next freshman class," he said. "And we're not just talking about grade-point averages and ACT scores; rather, we're talking about the whole range of special abilities, characteristics and talents that students can bring to our campus. Prospective students also can demonstrate their ability to succeed at UT by showing us a healthy combination of grades and extracurricular activities, along with their personal statements and a letter of recommendation."
Students who submit their application will learn if they've been admitted starting in mid-November. Admissions will continue through March 25. Students who need financial aid must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15. Admitted students need to confirm their attendance in Fall 2013 by paying a nonrefundable deposit of $250.