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UT has extended its application deadlines for the fall 2014 semester.

The new deadlines are:

  • November 15—Early-action deadline (to be considered for competitive scholarships and the Chancellor’s Honors Program)
  • December 15—Regular application deadline

Deadlines are being extended because of technical issues related to the Common Application, a not-for-profit membership organization that provides a means for students to apply to multiple colleges and universities at one time. Prospective students apply through the VIP (Vol in Progress) system or Common Application.

Students who used Common Application have received an acknowledgement of their application from UT. Students should not apply a second time; doing so will bog down the system.

Student applying only to UT can streamline their efforts by using the VIP system.

“We’re looking for accomplished, well-rounded students to make up our next freshman class,” said Kari Alldredge, assistant dean and director of undergraduate admissions. “While grade point averages and ACT scores are very important, our admissions process also looks for special abilities, characteristics, and talents that students can bring to our campus. Prospective students 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.”

While UT is committed to excellence, it’s also committed to being accessible and has scholarship programs designed to keep income from being a stumbling block to attendance.

Prospective students and their parents should also note two other important deadlines:

February 1—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 the state’s HOPE Scholarship, UT’s Pledge scholarship, and many federal and state grants.

May 1—Deadline for admitted students to confirm their attendance by paying a nonrefundable enrollment deposit of $250.

The state’s flagship public research university, UT offers more than 300 degree programs through its nine undergraduate colleges and eleven graduate and professional programs. U.S. News & World Report ranks UT forty-seventh among all public universities in the nation, and UT’s engineering, business, education, law, and social work programs consistently rank among the Top 50 in the nation among public universities, at the undergraduate or graduate level.

For more information about undergraduate admissions, visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

C O N T A C T :

Amy Blakely (865-974-5034,