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Institutional Information: Admissions



The Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers a wide range of information for prospective and future students of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  This information includes the following application deadlines:

  • November 1 – admission application deadline for students applying for UT’s competitive scholarships and the Chancellor’s Honors Program.
  • December 1  – regular application deadline for all students wishing to enroll in the following summer or fall academic terms


Examples of recruitment activities at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, include:

  • Conferences for Counselors – Each September, the Undergraduate Admissions Office holds seven regional conferences for guidance counselors from public and private high schools in Tennessee.
  • Open House – Early each fall , UTK hosts its annual Open House for high school seniors and their parents.  Approximately 1,500-1,800 students and parents attend the half-day programs, which include an extensive information browse session.
  • Scholars Invitational – Three on-campus recruiting events for high-ability students and their parents are held in September and October, and each of these day-long events provides UT Knoxville’s nine colleges the opportunity to promote their academic programs to academically talented students.
  • Follow-up communications – During the fall and spring semesters, the Admissions Office utilizes e-mail and social networking, including Facebook and Twitter, to communicate with prospective students, with applicants, and with admitted students.  Content-specific communications can be sent to students based upon the area of their academic interest as indicated on their application.


The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships maintains information regarding scholarships, grants, loans, work study, summer aid, transfer students and study abroad.


The Office of Equity and Diversity maintains information regarding

  • Common advertising and recruiting resources for academic and service disciplines
    • Local and State (Tennessee) Colleges and Universities
  • Listings of:
      • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)
      • Traditional Women’s Colleges and Universities,
      • Native American Colleges and Universities, and
  • Managed listserv to Higheredjobs.com

(job posting at no cost to the hiring unit) and other related links


The following resources can prove to be helpful supplements to other advertising and recruiting methods:

  • Ads placed in professional journals, membership lists or vita bank services
  • Departments and contacts at other universities offering relevant degrees
  • Personal contacts to colleagues in the profession to solicit names of potential qualified candidates
  • Internet resources, listservs, and/or e-mail lists
  • Professional associations and conferences serving specific populations (ex. Women in Engineering or Association of Black Psychologists)
  • The applicant pool from similar searches conducted by the department or other university departments recruiting similar types of positions
  • Current employees
  • Local, campus-based special interest commissions (Council on Interculturalism and Diversity, Commission for Women, Commission for Blacks, Commission for LGBT People, Exempt Staff Council, Employee Relations Committee, Center for International Education)
  • Local, community-based agencies (Knoxville Area Urban League, Community Action Agency, and Tennessee Workforce and Development, particularly the Veteran Administration unit)