Admissions News

Teen Cancer Patient Visits UT, Gets Big Orange Homecoming Surprise

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.

Application Deadline is November 1; Personal Essay Now Required

The priority admissions and scholarship deadline is November 1. Incoming freshmen must have their applications filed by this date to be considered for competitive scholarships and the Chancellor’s Honors Program. Once admitted, qualifying students will be invited to complete a scholarship and honors application.

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.

UT Welcomes More Transfer Students, Increases Effort to Recruit Transfers

William McGovern is a US Marine veteran who recently completed two years of study at Pellissippi State Community College and is now set to begin classes in mechanical engineering as a transfer student at UT. This fall, UT is welcoming 1,430 transfer students—up more than 150 over last year.