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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 the 2020-2021 academic year and who plan to enroll at a UT institution in fall 2021*.
|Deadlines||Steps for Eligible High School Seniors|
|Dec. 1, 2020||Complete the TN Promise application.**
Visit www.TNPromise.gov and apply through the TSAC Portal.
|Dec. 15, 2020||Complete the UT Promise Application.
This application is only for high school students planning to enroll at UT in fall 2021. If you are not a high school senior, please visit the correct application page. 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 Dec. 1 is a requirement for UT Promise eligibility.
|Dec. 15, 2020||Apply for undergraduate admission to your UT institution(s) of choice.|
|March 1, 2021||File the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
|March/April 2021||Attend 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.
You can also find your mandatory meeting date, time, and location in your tnAchieves handbook or on the tnAchieves website. Failure to attend this meeting will result in the loss of your UT Promise eligibility.
|July 1, 2021||Complete and submit 8 hours of community service.
Submit by 11:59 PM CT at www.tnachieves.org.
|July 1, 2021||Ensure UT institution of choice is listed on your TSAC Portal and FAFSA.|
|July 1, 2021||Complete financial aid verification, if selected.
Verification is completed through your financial aid office.
|Sept. 1, 2021||Your financial aid verification must be fully complete (not just submitted for review) and your UT Promise award accepted by this date 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 2021||Enroll as a full-time student at your UT institution of choice.|
After you enroll at a UT campus in fall 2021, you will be paired with a UT Promise mentor. You must meet with your mentor three (3) times a semester in order to maintain your eligibility. You will receive communications about your mentor fall 2021. In addition, you must complete and submit eight (8) hours of community every semester prior to each semester to maintain your UT Promise scholarship. Once enrolled at UT, you will track your community service hours here. To stay informed, check your email for updated from tnAchieves and UT.
* For students enrolling in fall 2021 but graduating prior to the 2020-2021 academic year (i.e. took a gap year, etc.), you should follow the application process and deadlines for other students.
** 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.