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High School Seniors

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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*.

If you are attending a high school in one of the following counties- Decatur, Henderson, Lawrence, Perry, or Unicoi- please visit the Ayers Foundation for your application steps.
Deadlines Steps for Eligible High School Seniors
Nov. 2, 2020 Complete the TN Promise application.**

Visit www.TNPromise.gov and apply through the TSAC Portal.

  1. Create an account.
  2. Log in.
  3. Click “Apply”.
  4. Select Tennessee Promise Scholarship Award 2020-2021.
  5. When asked to select your anticipated institution, you can select any college or university on the list of options.
Dec. 1, 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. 1 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, 2020 Apply for undergraduate admission to your UT institution(s) of choice.
Feb. 1, 2021 File the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Visit www.fafsa.gov.
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.
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 mentor. You will receive communications about your mentor fall 2021. To stay informed, check your email for updates 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.