Admissions News

Application Deadlines for Fall 2014 Have Been Extended

The university has extended its application deadlines for the fall 2014 semester. The new deadlines are November 15 for early-action applications—for students to be considered for competitive scholarships and the Chancellor’s Honors Program—and December 15 for regular applications. Deadlines are being extended because of technical issues related to the Common Application, a not-for-profit membership organization that provides a means for students to apply to multiple colleges and universities at one time.

Class of 2017 is Larger, Has Record Number of Honors Students

More than 4,300 freshmen—the biggest class in nearly a decade, with the most honors students ever—will begin classes on Wednesday, August 21. The incoming freshmen are an academically accomplished group, with average ACT scores and high school GPAs putting them among the top 10 percent of high school graduates statewide.

Kari Alldredge Named New Admissions Director

Kari Alldredge has been named UT’s new admissions director and will begin work on June 10. Alldredge is the senior associate director of undergraduate admissions at Oklahoma State University, where she has worked since 2006. At OSU, she led an admissions team that welcomed the school’s largest class ever. She helped reverse a six-year trend of declining enrollment and increased campus tour numbers by 80 percent.

‘Tis the Season: Admissions Application Deadline Is December 1

The regular application deadline for the 2013-2014 academic year is December 1, less than two weeks away. The priority admissions deadline—which incoming freshmen had to meet to be considered for competitive scholarships and the Chancellor’s Honors Program—was November 1. Students will be notified of their admission status beginning in mid-November but no later than mid-March.

Priority Admissions Deadline Is November 1; Regular Apps Due December 1

It’s time for students who want to attend UT Knoxville to turn in their college admissions materials. The university’s priority admissions deadline—which incoming freshmen must meet to be considered for competitive scholarships and the Chancellor’s Honors Program—is November 1. The regular application deadline for the 2013-2014 academic year is December 1.

Search Under Way for Admissions Director

Vern Granger, assistant dean of enrollment services and director of admissions since 2009, leaves UT Friday to become associate vice president and director of admissions and first year experience at The Ohio State University. A national search is under way for a new admissions director.

UT Joins Common Application, Making It Easier for Students to Apply

In its ongoing efforts to make the college application process easier, UT Knoxville has joined Common Application, a service that allows students to fill out a single document to apply for admission at more than 450 public and private universities across the United States. First-time entering freshmen applying for admission to UT for the fall of 2013 will be the first to use Common Application.