First-Year Students

Take your next steps as a New Vol. Officially join the Volunteer family!

Next Steps for
First-Year Students

It’s great to be a Tennessee Vol! It only takes four easy steps to join us on Rocky Top:

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Locate Your NetID

You can locate your NetID and Student ID in your Go Vols Portal. You will need both to create your login and password in order to confirm your enrollment. Your NetID gives you access to university applications and services—including MyUTK, Canvas, and UT Email—and allows you to register for classes. Set up your online accounts here.

Need help with your NetID?

Contact the Help Desk at 865-974-9900.

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Confirm Your Enrollment

Log in to your Go Vols Portal and pay the $250 deposit online. The deposit is nonrefundable and non transferable, but the funds are credited towards your first semester costs! Detailed step by step instructions are located in the enrollment checklist on your Go Vols Portal.

Important Dates 

May 15: Confirmation deadline for Summer/Fall domestic/US students (midnight EDT, May 15).

July 1: Confirmation deadline for Summer/Fall international students (midnight EDT, July 1).

December 1: Confirmation deadline for Spring entry students (midnight EDT, Dec. 1)

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Complete Your Housing Application

Living on UT’s campus is an invaluable experience. Our residence halls provide a community for you to live, learn, and create lifelong memories. 

You’ll receive an email from University Housing after confirming enrollment with step-by-step instructions to complete your housing application. Check your UT Email frequently.

Interested in one of our Living and Learning Communities? Applications will be available in the winter following completion of your housing application.

Housing Questions 

For all questions about housing, please contact 865-974-2571 or

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Register for Orientation

Our three phase orientation program is the beginning of your journey as a Volunteer. This exciting experience for students and families gives you all the details you need for a strong start on Rocky Top!

More Information 

More information on these steps and a checklist of the tasks you need to complete before orientation are available on your MyUTK account.

Submit Your Final Transcript and Verified Test Scores

After you confirm enrollment, the university needs to verify the self-reported high school grades and standardized test scores you included on your application. Please provide these official documents by July 1* to finalize admission and any financial aid and scholarships that may have been offered to you.

*Final high school transcript not ready yet? Tell us if your transcript will be ready after July 1 by logging into your Go Vols Portal, navigating to the GPA & Test tab, and completing the “Delayed Final High School Transcript” form.

Admitted Students FAQs

Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about submitting test scores and transcripts once you are an admitted student. Remember, our team is always here to help if you have further questions. Give us a call at 865-974-1111 or email us at

How do I confirm enrollment?

Log into your Go Vols Portal and click the “Confirm my enrollment” checklist item to pay the non-refundable and non-transferrable $250 confirmation deposit.

If I decline enrollment after I pay the confirmation deposit, can I get a refund?

No, our confirmation deposit is non-refundable.

Why do I need to submit my final high school transcript and/or official test scores?

It is important for the university to receive your final high school transcript and/or official test scores so we can verify the information submitted on your application for admission. Incorrect information can affect things like your financial aid or even your admission as a whole.

I submitted my high school transcript and test scores on my Go Vols Portal. Why do I have to do it again?

Undergraduate Admissions must be able to verify information you self-reported on your application using your final high school transcript and official test scores to finalize your financial aid and admission to UT.

What happens if I do not submit my final high school transcript and/or official test scores?

If we do not receive your final high school transcript and official test scores, you will not receive scholarships or financial aid and risk losing your admission status.

How do I turn in my final high school transcript?

Your final high school transcript will need to come directly from your high school guidance counselor.

How can my high school guidance counselor submit my final high school transcript?

Mail an official transcript in a sealed envelope to the following address:

University of Tennessee Undergraduate Admissions
320 Student Services Building
1331 Circle Park
Knoxville, TN 37996

How do I submit my official test scores?

Request the ACT or SAT to send scores to our office. You can ask your testing agency to send your official scores straight to us for a monetary fee.

  • Upload to your Go Vols Portal. If you have your official test scores, you can upload them to your Go Vols Portal! Please allow 48 hours for us to receive them. If you experience difficulty or do not see them in the portal after 48 hours, please complete the “Test Score Submission Information” form on the GPA & Test tab in your portal.
  • Send with your final high school transcript. You can ask your school counselor to attach your official test scores to your transcript so they’re bundled together.

Who do I contact for my official test scores?

Visit the ACT or SAT website and follow the directions provided to request your official test scores to be sent to Undergraduate Admissions.

What if I can’t turn in my high school transcript and my official test scores by July 1?

If you know that your documents won’t be available prior to July 1, please follow the below steps:

  1. Log into your Go Vols Portal.
  2. Navigate to the “GPA & Test” tab.
  3. Fill out the form under “Delayed Final High School Transcript Submission.”

How do I know when my transcript and official test scores have arrived?

You will know we have received your final high school transcript when the checklist item on your Go Vols Portal under “Next Steps” has a green checkmark next to it.

You will know we have received your official test scores when you navigate to the “GPA & Test” tab on your Go Vols Portal and see a “Verified” next to your submitted test scores.