How to Apply: High School Seniors
High school seniors wishing to apply for UT Promise and begin classes at any UT campus must complete all of the following application steps. These deadlines apply only to high school students graduating in the 2023-2024 academic year and who plan to enroll at a UT institution in Fall 2024*.
**The 2024 UT Promise Scholarship application deadline is December 15, 2023.**
Nov. 1, 2023 – Complete the TN Promise Application
- Create and account.
- Log-in and click ‘Apply’.
- Select the Tennessee Promise Scholarship Award 2022-2024.
- When asked to select your anticipated institution, select any college or university on the list of options.
It is important to note that UT Promise functions separately from TN Promise and can only be used at universities falling under the University of Tennessee system. UT Promise students are not eligible to receive TN Promise funds.
Dec. 15, 2023 – Complete the UT Promise Application
Complete the UT Promise application for high school seniors planning to enroll at UT in Fall 2024.
Please note that completing the TN Promise application by Nov. 1 is a requirement for UT Promise eligibility.
Dec. 15, 2023 – Apply for undergraduate admission to your UT campus of choice
UT campus undergraduate applications:
April 15, 2024 – File your 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Visit www.fafsa.gov to complete your FAFSA application.
April 15, 2024 – Attend your mandatory mentor meeting hosted by tnAchieves
You will receive a tnAchieves mentor until you arrive at UT. Check your email for communications from tnAchieves about this meeting. Failure to attend this meeting will result in the loss of your UT Promise eligibility.
Please note if you live in one of the following counties, you will meet with your assigned counselor through the Ayers Foundation at your high school, not a tnAchieves mentor: Benton, Claiborne, Decatur, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Lawrence, Lewis, Perry, Unicoi, Union, Wayne.
July 1, 2024 – Complete and submit 8 hours of community service
Submit by 11:59 PM CT at www.tnachieves.org.
If you are a student at a high school within one of the following counties, submit your community service through the Ayers Foundation website. Benton, Claiborne, Decatur, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Lawrence, Lewis, Perry, Unicoi, Union, Wayne
July 1, 2024 – Ensure UT campus of choice is listed on your TSAC Portal and FAFSA
July 1, 2024 – Complete financial aid verification, if selected
Verification is completed through your selected campus’s financial aid office.
Your financial aid verification must be fully completed (not just submitted for review) and your UT Promise award accepted by Sept. 1, 2024, for you to be eligible. Failure to do this will result in not receiving the UT Promise. Do not wait to do this as submitting your initial documents may lead to the financial aid office requesting other documents. If your financial aid file is not fully complete, you will not be eligible.
Fall 2024 – Enroll as a full-time student at your UT campus of choice
After you enroll at a UT campus in Fall 2023, you will be paired with a UT Promise mentor. You must meet with your mentor three (3) times a semester, each semester, in order to maintain your eligibility. You will receive communications about your mentor for Fall 2024. In addition, you must complete and submit eight (8) hours of community service every semester prior to each semester to maintain your UT Promise scholarship. To stay informed, check your email for updates from tnAchieves and UT.
* For students enrolling in Fall 2024 but graduating prior to the 2023-2024 academic year (i.e. took a gap year, etc.), you should follow the application process and deadlines for other students.