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Guaranteed Admission Policy Updates

We are aware of the policy updates passed by the UT Board of Trustees on Tuesday, June 25. Our team is working on updates and will provide information and guidance soon.

Start Your Application

We’ve made it easier than ever to apply for admission. Learn more about how to apply and the requirements to join our Volunteer family!

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First-Year Students

First-year students are applying to attend college for the first time! Review admissions requirements for first-year students here.

Transfer Students

Interested in studying on campus or online but have credits from another college or university? Review admissions requirements for transfer admission here.

International Students

Review admissions requirements for international students or those living abroad.

Other Applicants

We’ve listed out admissions requirements for students seeking readmission, dual enrollment credit, or other ways to study at UT here!

Important Dates

Nov. 1

Early Action Admission Application Deadline

Dec. 15

Regular Admission Application Deadline

Mar. 15

FAFSA Priority
Filing Date

May 15


Decision Release Dates: Early Action is mid-December. Regular Admission is late February.

Explore Your Future

UT is a place where leadership and service are a way of life. Between the 360+ degree options, hands-on learning experiences, and endless opportunities, you’ll be calling Tennessee your home sweet home in no time.

Programs and Majors

Our 12 academic colleges offer 360+ major degree programs—find the one that ignites your passion.

Why UT

We’ll give you a few great reasons to join us on Rocky Top!

Academic Life

UT prepares you to meet all of your academic and personal goals.

I ultimately chose UT mostly because the people at UT seem to really want me to actually be here… And that seemed to really set UT apart from a lot of the other schools that I looked at.

Tyler Myers
Memphis, TN

Explore Rocky Top

We could tell you about Rocky Top, but it’s best to experience it for yourself!

Cost & Aid

Get an amazing education that’s also affordable. From the moment you step foot on Rocky Top, you’ll be part of a family that wants to see you succeed and get the most out of your time as a Volunteer.


UT paid more than $86 million in aid for Fall 2022 first-year students.


More than 90% of UT students graduate with little to no debt.

Ready to Apply?

We can’t wait to review your application for admission! Create a Go Vols account to start your application, or choose the University of Tennessee, Knoxville on your Common Application!

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Your admissions counselor will be with you every step of the way on your journey to Rocky Top! They’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you have and help you through the application process.