Admissions News

Teen Cancer Patient Visits UT, Gets Big Orange Homecoming Surprise

Students greet Noah Hays at the Rock.

A sixteen-year-old cancer patient offered “honorary admission” to UT several months ago was on campus this past weekend to enjoy Homecoming festivities. Noah Hays, a high school junior from Charlotte, North Carolina, is a lifelong Volunteer fan whose dream of attending UT has been jeopardized by his diagnosis with stage four rhabdomyosarcoma, an aggressive and rare cancer of the muscle and bone marrow.

Volunteer Value Offers Admissions Information for Employees’ Families

The campus community is invited to attend Volunteer Value, a unique undergraduate admissions program designed for UT employees with high school- and college-aged children. The program will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13, in the Wolf-Kaplan Room at Neyland Stadium.

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.