Admissions News

UT LEAD, Now in Fourth Year, is Helping Boost Student Retention

Eighty students attended this year’s UT LEAD Summer Institute, a free five-week program that brought a select group of freshman Promise Scholarship recipients to college for the second summer session. The Summer Institute is a component of the UT LEAD program, which provides academic-year support for all Promise and Pledge recipients. This is the fourth year for the program. Its first class will graduate from the university in May.

75 Students Participate in Inaugural UT Knoxville, Pellissippi Bridge Program

Seventy-five freshmen are now studying at UT Knoxville as part of the new dual-enrollment program with Pellissippi State Community College. Guided by advisers on both campuses, these Bridge Program students are attending the second summer session at UT and taking a set of credit courses to help them adjust to college life and get a head start on their UT degree.

UT-Pellissippi Community College Bridge Program to Launch in Summer

Starting this summer, a pilot group of students will be dually enrolled at UT Knoxville and Pellissippi State Community College (PSCC). This new bridge program — the type of partnership required by the 2010 Complete College Act of Tennessee — will allow some students who are wait-listed for admission at UT to tackle initial program requirements at the community college.

UT Admissions Office to Hold Info Session for Faculty & Staff with Kids

UT Knoxville faculty and staff are invited to an informational program on Oct. 19 to learn about benefits their children can receive if they choose to attend the University of Tennessee. The program, “Just for You,” will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 pm at the UT Visitors Center.

UT’s Priority Admissions Deadline is Nov. 1; Regular Deadline is Dec. 1

UT Knoxville’s priority application deadline — which incoming freshmen for the 2011-2012 academic year must meet to be considered for competitive scholarships and the Chancellor’s Honors Program — is Nov. 1, less than a month away. The regular admissions deadline of Dec. 1 is also just around the corner.

Tour Starts This Week: UT Offers Events around State for Prospective Students

Starting this week, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will take its “Orange and White Tour” across the state to help prospective students and their parents learn more about UT Knoxville. In addition, an open house for high school seniors and their families will be held on the Knoxville campus on Oct. 16.

UT Admissions Seeks Student Recruiters

The UT Knoxville Office of Undergraduate Admissions is now taking applications for its student recruiting group. Student recruiters serve a key role for the campus as the primary ambassadors for the university and connection with potential students and families during open houses, campus visits, staffing the Visitors Center and other events and programs.