Having received more than 17,890 applications so far, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management Kari Alldredge and her team are preparing to welcome another large and high-achieving new class of Volunteers.
UT’s regular deadline for admissions and the Volunteer Scholarship is December 15. “Applying to college is an important decision and amazing time in a student’s life,” Associate Provost for Enrollment Management Kari Alldredge said. “My main advice to college applicants is to make sure they take time to reflect on all they’ve accomplished up to now and then get excited about the road ahead.”
The campus community is invited to attend the inaugural Transfer Symposium, designed to provide campus units and academic departments with information about UT’s transfer students, on Tuesday, October 11, in the Panhellenic Building.
Now in its sixth year, UT̍s Volunteer Bridge program has its largest class ever. This fall, 175 invited students began the program, which allows them to spend a year and a summer studying at Pellissippi State Community College and then, upon successful completion of program requirements, transfer seamlessly to UT.
It’s another record-setting year at UT: With 4,825 incoming freshmen, the Class of 2020 is the largest in at least thirty years and marks the sixth consecutive year of freshman growth.
Admissions Director Kari Alldredge has been named associate provost for enrollment management. She has been doing the job in an interim capacity for the past year.
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.
After Emmanuel Adebola’s first semester at UT, he gave himself a homework assignment: do something to help other transfer students—like himself—adjust more quickly to campus.
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.
Students enrolled in Volunteer Bridge—a invitation-only dual-enrollment program between Pellissippi State Community College and UT—will now find it easier to get their associate’s degree while continuing their college studies.