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KNOXVILLE—The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s regular application deadline for the 2012-2013 academic year is December 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 November 1.

“We hope high school seniors and parents have the December 1 deadline marked on their calendars so there’s no last-minute crunch,” said Vern Granger, director of undergraduate admissions and assistant dean of enrollment services.

Granger said he wants to stress that while UT Knoxville is committed to excellence, it’s also committed to being accessible.

“UT Knoxville is looking for the best and brightest students to make up our next freshman class,” Granger said. “But 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. We encourage prospective students to demonstrate their ability to succeed at UT by showing us a healthy combination of grades and extracurricular activities, along with their personal statements and optional letters of recommendation.”

Students who meet the December 1 deadline will be notified of their admission status no later than March 15.

In addition to Dec. 1, there are two other important deadlines to remember:

  • February 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.

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