Who Qualifies as a Re-entry Student?
A re-entry student is a high school graduate who has not attended college for three or more years. This includes students who have had a three year break in their college education.
Applications are reviewed on an individual basis; each student’s entire academic background is considered.
Step 1: Complete and submit the online application.
Set up your UT VIP account and use it to complete and submit the online application for freshman or transfer students. Be sure to answer the questions related to re-entry status—that it has been more than three (3) years since you graduated from high school and that you have not enrolled in college during that time (freshman application) or that you have previously enrolled in college, but that it has been at least three (3) years since you were last enrolled (transfer application).
Step 2: Make sure you meet the deadline.
Reentry students must meet the deadlines set for transfer students.
Step 3: Send us your transcripts.
Have your official high school transcript sent to UT from your high school. If you completed any college work, have each college or university send an official transcript. Mail transcripts to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Records
320 Student Services Building
Knoxville, TN 37996-0230
Step 4: If it helps, send us your standardized test scores.
ACT and/or SAT scores are not required, but may be submitted from the testing agency in support of your application.
Step 5: Provide a list of relevant work experience or training.
On the last page of the online application, or on a separate piece of paper if using the paper application, discuss any relevant work experience or training acquired since leaving school, as well as your educational objectives and any special circumstances of which you would like to inform the Admissions staff.
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