The University of Tennessee requires prospective students to self-report their unofficial high school transcripts, grades, and optional standardized test scores. Upon admittance and confirmation of enrollment with UT, students will be required to send official transcripts and—if choosing to include them—standardized test scores.
Reporting High School Grades in SRAR:
Students must report their grades exactly as they appear on high school transcripts. For this reason, you will need to have an unofficial copy of your high school transcript when entering grades into SRAR, and we require you to upload the unofficial copy you used to enter your grades. Your unofficial high school transcript can be uploaded to either the SRAR itself, or in your Go Vols Portal.
The University of Tennessee requires the following when filling out the SRAR:
- Enter your grades exactly as they appear on your high school transcript or score report. All offers of admission are conditional until grades can be verified with an official transcript sent to the admissions office after graduation/completion of high school. The deadline to submit your official high school transcript is July 1.
- Enter your final grades for all courses completed in grades 9 through 11.
- For any repeated courses, all grades from all attempts must be included—not just the highest grade.
- If you are a high school senior, choose “In-Progress” for scheduled or in-progress 12th grade courses you have not yet completed. If you have already completed a 12th grade course and have a grade, please enter the grade you received.
- Do not apply weight to your grades.
- Do not convert your grades into another format.
- Do not average your grades.
- If your exact course name is not listed in SRAR, please type it in exactly as it appears on your transcript.
Once admitted to UT and after confirming enrollment, please ask your high school counselor to submit your final, official high school transcript in one of the following ways by July 1:
- Through Parchment Express (Naviance)
- Through the Common App
- Through National Student Clearinghouse
- Upload to Slate.org
- Submit through SCOIR
- Email a copy to email@example.com
- 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
Reporting Optional Standardized Test Scores
ACT or SAT (ERW+M) scores can either be sent directly to UT from testing agencies, be visible on transcripts from high school counselors, entered into the Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR), or through your VIP Portal. We use the superscoring method, meaning we take your highest section scores of each test taken to determine your new composite score for application review. This usually yields a higher composite score, making your application more competitive.
You can take these tests as many times as you want and send us or update your new scores. We will recalculate your overall composite score and update your application. In order to be fully considered for institutional scholarships, standardized tests must be taken prior to July 1 at the end of your senior year if you choose to include your test scores. Students who do not submit test scores will receive consideration for the Beacon Scholarship.
Once an application for admission is submitted, students who choose to include test scores cannot change their preference at a later date. Students who initially choose to be test-optional can change their preference to include test scores after submitting their application.
Our codes for standardized tests are as follows:
- ACT: 4026
- SAT: 1843