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Fall brings cooler weather, colorful leaves—and college application deadlines for all high school seniors.

The first big UT deadline is just around the corner. The priority admissions deadline—which incoming freshmen must meet to be considered for competitive scholarships and the Chancellor’s Honors Program—is November 1.

The other big deadline—the regular application deadline—is December 1. Students applying by December 1 are considered for institutional scholarships, including the new Volunteer Scholarship.

“We are seeking the very best students from Tennessee and beyond to make up our Class of 2019,” said Kari Alldredge, assistant dean and director of undergraduate admissions. “Grade point averages and ACT scores are important in demonstrating academic preparedness, but our admissions process is holistic, which means we also value and consider the whole student. Leadership and service experience, the student’s personal statement, and letters of recommendation help to tell the student’s story beyond test scores and transcripts. We truly want to identify students who are a great fit for the Volunteer family.”

Applying students are encouraged to submit transcripts, the personal statement, and letters of recommendation by the November 1 and December 1 deadlines.

To apply online, create a log-in on the Undergraduate Admissions VIP website or use the Common Application.

Admitted students will be notified soon after applying if they qualify for funding through the Volunteer Scholarship program. New for fall 2015, this program will award UT scholarship monies to students who have at least a 3.8 UT weighted core GPA and a super-scored ACT of at least 28 or SAT score of at least 1250.

Learn more about the Volunteer Scholarship program on the Admissions website.

“We’re very excited about the Volunteer Scholarship program,” Alldredge said. “It allows us to recognize and reward the hard work of applicants. It says ‘UT wants you here and we’re willing to invest in your future.'”

Deadlines for filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), application deadlines for transfer students and international students, and deadlines for admitted students to confirm their attendance by paying their deposit can be found online.

This year, UT welcomed about 4,700 freshmen, the largest first-year class in at least several decades. The university’s undergraduate enrollment is nearly 21,500.

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 50th among all public universities in the nation.

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

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Amy Blakely (865-974-5034,