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High School Seniors
High school seniors wishing to apply for UT Promise and begin classes at UT Knoxville, UT Chattanooga, UT Martin or UT Health Science Center must complete all of the following application steps. These deadlines apply only to high school students graduating in spring 2020 and who plan to enroll at a UT institution in fall 2020*.
|Deadlines||Steps for Eligible High School Seniors|
|Nov. 1, 2019||Complete the TN Promise application.**
Visit www.TNPromise.gov and apply through the TSAC Portal.
|Dec. 15, 2019||Complete the UT Promise Application.
Visit utpromise.org to complete the application.
This application is only for high school students planning to enroll at UT in fall 2020. If you are a current UT student or a transfer student, please visit the application page that corresponds with your current status.
High school seniors have until Dec. 15 to complete the UT Promise application. However, please note that completing the TN Promise application above by Nov. 1 is a requirement for UT Promise eligibility.
|Dec. 15, 2019||Apply for undergraduate admission to your UT institution(s) of choice.|
|Feb. 1, 2020||File the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
|March/April 2020||Attend 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.
|July 1, 2020||Complete and submit 8 hours of community service.
Submit by 11:59 PM CT at www.tnachieves.org.
|July 1, 2020||Ensure UT institution of choice is listed on your TSAC Portal and FAFSA.|
|July 1, 2020||Complete financial aid verification, if selected.
Verification is completed through your financial aid office.
|Fall 2020||Enroll as a full-time student at your UT institution of choice.|
After you enroll at a UT campus in fall 2020, you will be paired with a UT mentor. You will receive communications about your mentor summer/fall 2020. To stay informed, check your email for updates from tnAchieves and UT.
* For students enrolling in fall 2020 but graduating prior to spring 2020 (i.e. took a gap year, etc.), you must meet all deadline requirements except applying for the TN Promise by November 1. You will not have to apply for TN Promise and, thus, will not need to attend the March/April tnAchieves mentor meeting. You will also have a different process for submitting your service hours. Please monitor the website for more information on how to submit your service hours come spring 2020.
** 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.