Fall 2024 New Vol Prep

We’re so excited to welcome New Vols to campus this fall! Please use this guide to stay on track for your Fall 2024 Semester enrollment. Make sure to complete any required action items as soon as possible and by the listed deadlines. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the One Stop team!

1. Check VolMail daily.

Check your UT Email daily to stay on track and prepared for fall! You’ll receive important and timely information about registration, billing and payments, financial aid, events, and other action items in your UT Email account.

2. Register an Authorized User in MyUTK.

We recommend adding an Authorized User to your account. An Authorized User is someone One Stop can talk to about topics related to financial aid, billing statements, payments, verification, and other outstanding requirements needed.

3. Send final transcripts and verified test scores ASAP.

Make sure UT receives your final high school transcripts and all verified test scores by July 1, 2024*. Send these as soon as possible, as it can take weeks for UT to receive and process them. Further instructions can be found here.

*If you do not anticipate having your final high school transcript until after July 1, let us know by logging into your Go Vols Portal, navigating to the GPA & Tests tab, and complete the “Delayed Final High School Transcript” form.

4. Send dual enrollment transcripts, AP, IB, and CLEP scores.

You can discuss the acceptance of all test scores with your academic advisor.

5. Apply for any necessary loans and complete paperwork.

Schedule time with a coach from the Center for Financial Wellness to learn about responsible borrowing, understanding loans, and loan repayment options. Learn more about student loan options here.

  • Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans – You can accept these loans in your MyUTK account. After accepting, visit studentaid.gov to complete master promissory note (MPN) and entrance loan counseling. Please note that you must accept any loans and complete the necessary paperwork by August 1, 2024.
  • Parents can apply for a parent plus loan at studentaid.gov. Parent should log in with their FSA ID and password. If approved, the parent should also complete the master promissory note (MPN). Please note that Parent Plus Loans should be applied for no later than July 16, 2024.
  • Private (Alternative) Loans – These loans are through private lenders, and are not from the federal government. Please be aware that private loans often have higher interest rates than federal loans. Private loans should be applied for by July 16, 2024, four weeks before the August 9th payment due date.

6. Take care of any outstanding financial aid requirements by July 1, 2024. 

Check to see if you have any outstanding financial aid requirements in your MyUTK account under the “TN HOPE, SAP, & Requirements” link. If you see any action items, make sure you complete them by July 1.

7. Fee Discounts, External Scholarships, & Third Party Billing

  • TN State employee or TN public school teacher – Submit the fee waiver after June 1 and by August 1, 2024.
  • External Scholarships– Please submit checks by mail as soon as possible, but no later than July 26, 2024 so it is received by August 1. You should mail checks to:
    • Bursar’s Office, 211 Student Services Building, Knoxville, TN 37996
  • Third-party billing and 529 Plan -If you are utilizing a third-party billing arrangement or a 529 plan and your program is paying with a check, please make sure the payment is in the mail by July 22, 2024 so it is received by payment due date on August 9. 

8. Pay your bill for the fall semester. 

Payments are due on August 9th. You should be paid in full or enrolled in the deferred payment plan by this date. Learn more about the deferred payment plan here. Visit and bookmark our billing and payment page to stay up to date on all things billing and payment!