The University of Tennessee, Knoxville's regular application deadline for the 2013-2014 academic year is Dec. 1, less than two weeks away.
The priority admissions deadline—which incoming freshmen had to meet to be considered for competitive scholarships and the Chancellor's Honors Program—was Nov. 1.
"UT is looking for the best and brightest students to make up our next freshman class," said Richard Bayer, assistant provost and director of enrollment services.
But the university is also committed to being accessible, he said.
"When we talk about finding the best students, we're not just talking about grade-point averages and ACT scores; rather, we're talking about the whole range of special abilities, characteristics and talents that students can bring to our campus. Prospective students also can demonstrate their ability to succeed at UT by showing us a healthy combination of grades and extracurricular activities, along with their personal statements and a letter of recommendation."
Students will be notified of their admission status beginning in mid-November but no later than mid-March.
In addition to Dec. 1, there are two other important deadlines to remember:
•Feb. 15 is the filing deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applying for admission and completing the FAFSA form is all students need to do to be eligible for Pledge Scholarships and Achieve the Dream grants.
•May 1 is the deadline for admitted students to confirm their attendance by paying a nonrefundable deposit of $250.
For more information about the admissions process, prospective students should visit http://admissions.utk.edu/undergraduate.
To apply online, create a log-in on the https://vip.utk.edu/default.asp or use https://www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/default.aspx.