We've listed some important information that you and your students should know before initiating the application process. If you are in need of further information, please take a look through our "Applying to UT" section. If you've done that and are still in need of crucial application information, don't hesitate to contact us.
Applicants are given the opportunity to enclose an optional personal statement that might address special circumstances that a high school transcript would not provide. Applicants may also include a resume or list of activities.
Based on your high school's weighting system, we may calculate additional points when determining a core grade point average. One additional point is added to the grades for AP, IB, and dual-enrollment courses, and 0.5 points are added to grades earned in honors courses.
Our ability to clearly identify Honors, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and College Dual Enrollment courses on high school transcripts is essential for proper evaluation of these courses. Our staff scans for course designations as reported to us on the secondary school report (e.g., H, AP, etc.).
Although initial freshman admission decisions are based on six semesters of high school work, students may submit a seventh semester transcript if it strengthens their academic record. For these grades to be considered, the updated high school transcript must be received by March 1.
Cost of Attendance
Please visit the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships website for the most current information regarding the costs of attending UT.
The priority deadline for Fall freshman scholarship applications is November 1, and the regular deadline is December 1. The deadline for Fall transfer scholarship applications is April 1.
For Tennessee residents who graduate from a Tennessee High School, UT offers several Institutional Scholarships. Students must apply for admission by December 1 to be considered for these scholarships, and in many cases, must meet minimum GPA and ACT requirements.
Please visit the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships website for more information on need-based and merit-based assistance.
Transcripts must be official, affixed with the issuing school's seal or signature, and must be mailed directly from the school. [read more]
» School Codes
UT's ACT school code is 4026 »UT's SAT school code is 1843 »UT's Financial Aid code is 003530
» Deadlines, deadlines!
We maintain a list of current admission application deadlines on our Application Deadlines page.
» UT Admissions Facts
This document compiles information regarding applied, admitted, and enrolled first-time freshman students at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, for the fall of 2009.
» Core Requirements
We post the most current list of core requirements on our "Requirements for Admission" page.
» AP, CLEP, and IB Credits
We maintain a list of credits awarded for scoring well on these placement examinations.