High School Senior Booklet

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COST OF ATTENDANCE 2021-22 estimate per year for full time students

Tennessee Residents Tuition & Fees $9,848 Room & Board $9,500 Books $1,400

Out of State Students Tuition & Fees $25,966 Room & Board $9,500 Books $1,400

Total $20,748

Total $36,866

Border States Rate

Regional Tuition Rate

Includes Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

Includes Jackson, Dade, Walker, Catoosa, Whitfield, Murray and Fannin Counties.

Undergraduate students residing in states that border Tennessee, plus South Carolina, pay 50% of the current out-of-state tuition.


Students residing in surrounding counties qualify for an additional 50% off the Border State tuition rate.





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APPLY TODAY FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS (As of 8/18) • 2.85 GPA and 18 ACT/960 SAT* or • 2.50 GPA and 21 ACT/1060 SAT*

*New SAT scores as of September 2018 and after


Students with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average can choose the test-optional admissions process. To be considered for admission under this criteria, students must provide one teacher recommendation.


To be considered for admission, students must: • complete an online application • pay $30 application fee • submit official high school transcripts • submit official ACT or SAT score


Check for tour options at utc.edu/visit. If you can’t make it to Chattanooga in person right now, that’s okay. We’ll bring the blue and gold spirit to you with an online tour! Follow Sam as he shows you around UTC in a virtual guided tour at utc.edu/visit.


Discover firsthand one of Tennessee’s best-kept secrets, UTC. Preview Days allow you and your family to: • tour the campus • meet with faculty in your academic area ­of interest • learn about the admissions, financial aid, scholarships and housing processes • talk with student organizations about how to get involved. • view all of the residence halls at one time


Students can receive college credit for AP, IB, CLEP, Statewide Dual Credit and Cambridge exams. See what you might qualify for and get a head start on your college career. More information available at utc.edu/admissions/forms.php.


GOLD CARPET HERE’S HOW TO BE FIRST IN LINE AT UTC Be sure to meet the deadlines listed to ensure you have priority consideration for admission, scholarships, orientation, financial aid and housing.

APPLY FOR ADMISSION AUGUST 15 Online applications available at utc.edu/apply. To receive an admission decision, you must submit an application, $30 application fee, official high school transcript and ACT or SAT score. Test Optional admission criteria is also available for students with 3.0 or higher GPA. DECEMBER 1: SCHOLARSHIP CONSIDERATION Last day to complete your admission file and still be eligible for scholarship consideration. This is not a postmark deadline but requires that all documents be received in our office to qualify. Once students are admitted, they must also complete a separate online scholarship application by January 10 to be screened for any scholarship opportunities. MAY 1: APPLICATION DEADLINE Final day to complete your admission file for fall semester consideration.

QUALIFY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS To apply for scholarships (institutional or endowed funds), you must complete a separate online scholarship application. You must be admitted to UTC and have a UTCID to be eligible to complete the scholarship application. Please keep in mind that scholarships are very competitive and funds are limited, so APPLY EARLY. SEPTEMBER 1 First day that the scholarship application will be available to admitted students. You must log in to MyMocsNet portal using your UTCID to complete the scholarship application. Detailed instructions including screen shots of this process are at utc.edu/ financial-aid. JANUARY 10 Last day to complete online scholarship application for fall 2022 scholarship consideration.

SIGN UP FOR ORIENTATION Students need to reserve their spot in the fall 2022 freshman class by signing up for an orientation date. JANUARY 20 Orientation reservations begin. Accepted students can choose their orientation session online by going to utc.edu/orientation. MAY 15 Final day to make orientation reservations.

RECEIVE FINANCIAL AID OCTOBER 1 The FAFSA opens on this day. You will use your prior year’s tax information to complete it. File early for maximum awards. The FAFSA must be completed to apply for Tennessee HOPE lottery funds and for state financial aid (grants, loans, student employment). To complete the FAFSA, visit fafsa.gov. FEBRUARY 1 Recommended FAFSA filing deadline to receive Tennessee Student Assistance Award (TSAA), a need-based grant.

APPLY FOR HOUSING DECEMBER 1 Application for fall 2022 will be available for accepted students at utc.edu/housing. Students can complete the incoming freshman application and pay the $25 application fee. We encourage you to complete your housing application as soon as you are admitted, as assignments are based on your application completion date as well as matching you with the most compatible building and rommates possible. You can update your preferences at any time after you’ve applied. APRIL Assignments are made starting in early April and continue through the summer. Room assignments are primarily based on the housing application completion date. For full details, visit utc.edu/housing and make sure to read the Guide for 2022 Incoming Freshmen.



To be screened for UTC scholarships, accepted students must log into their MyMocsNet account and complete the scholarship application.

GENERAL INFORMATION UTC offers a wide variety of scholarships to assist students in meeting their financial needs. First-time freshmen wanting to be considered for scholarships must complete their admission file by Dec. 1, 2021. A completed admission file consists of an application, $30 application fee, official high school transcript and ACT or SAT score or test-optional requirements. The information on file in the Admissions Office by Dec. 1 will be used to determine eligibility for scholarships. Students will then be responsible for completing the online scholarship application available through the MyMocsNet portal by Jan. 10. Students who choose test-optional admission criteria can still be considered for scholarships. ACT/SAT scores must be submitted separately to Admissions by December 1, 2021. All academic scholarships are competitive and are offered to students with the highest combination of GPA and ACT/ SAT scores. High schools using a weighted grading scale must have the weighted GPA printed on the transcript for the grade point average to be honored by the Admissions Office. These awards may only be used beginning the fall semester after the student graduates from high school. The award is renewable for a maximum of four years as long as the student maintains scholarship renewal criteria. To receive the full scholarship amount, students must complete the FAFSA each year to receive the HOPE Lottery scholarship.



Institutional scholarships are funded by UTC and other sources. The major scholarships in this category include: Chancellor’s Scholars 3.75 GPA and 29 ACT composite (1330 SAT*) may receive $9,500 ($5,000 institutional funds + $4,500 HOPE lottery funds). Provost’s Scholars 3.4 GPA and 25 ACT composite (1200 SAT*) may receive $7,500 ($4,000 institutional funds + $3,500 HOPE lottery funds). Mocs Scholarship 3.2 GPA and 22 ACT composite (1100 SAT*) may receive $6,500 ($3,000 institutional funds + $3,500 HOPE lottery funds). UT Alumni Scholarship program Andy Holt Award—the most prestigious scholarship awarded by the University of Tennessee Alumni Association is valued at $12,000 ($3,000 per year for 4 years). “Student Leaders Become Alumni Leaders” Scholarship This scholarship was created to provide funds for students who demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities and proven academic ability. This four-year scholarship is valued at $1,500 ($750 per semester). A minimum of 3.25 GPA and 23 ACT composite is required for consideration. *New SAT scores as of September 2018 and after

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE VERY COMPETITIVE AND FUNDS ARE LIMITED. APPLY EARLY. Funding for the Chancellor’s, Provost’s and Mocs programs may come from many sources including the University of Tennessee National Alumni Association, the University of Chattanooga Foundation and other institutional sources.

ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS utc.edu/scholarships These awards are generously provided to UTC students through outside donors. There are many scholarship opportunities available based on various criteria such as financial need, major, grade point average and community or campus-based activities.

DEPARTMENTAL SCHOLARSHIPS utc.edu/scholarships Colleges and academic departments award scholarships to incoming students and may require a separate application process. Be sure to read the scholarship details carefully regarding application procedures and deadlines. Remember to also complete the UTC online scholarship application. Students must be fully admitted to the University before completing the UTC online scholarship application through their MyMocsNet account.

UT PROMISE A scholarship guaranteeing free tuition and mandatory fees. Visit utpromise.tennessee.edu for eligibility criteria and instructions on how to apply. *Full definition of family household income available at: utpromise.tennessee.edu

FILE THE FAFSA EARLY! Remember the FAFSA is FREE. Do not allow anyone to charge you for submission.

The 2022-23 FAFSA opens on October 1, 2021. You will use 2020 tax information to complete it. File early for maximum awards. Through federal, state and University financial programs, a student may receive one or more different types of assistance to cover educational costs. UTC awards more than $100 million in financial aid to 75 percent of our student body. There are four basic types of financial aid for UTC students: scholarships, grants, loans and part-time employment. These are awarded individually or in combination, depending on the student’s financial need.

Visit utc.edu/financial-aid/steps-to-apply.php for complete instructions on how to apply for financial aid. UTC’s federal code is 003529.

TENNESSEE LOTTERY For the most up-to-date lottery information, please visit tn.gov/collegepays. HOPE SCHOLARSHIP

$3,500 annual award at four-year institutions • Incoming freshmen must have a minimum of a 21 ACT (1060 SAT) OR • Overall weighted minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA) • Homeschool graduates – minimum 21 ACT (1060 SAT) • GED & HiSet applicants – 21 ACT (1060 SAT & equivalent GED score of 170) • ACT/SAT exams must be taken prior to the first day of college enrollment. Note: To apply, complete the FAFSA, available for high school seniors in October at fafsa.gov. Students must complete the FAFSA each year to receive HOPE funds.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY MERIT SCHOLARSHIP (GAMS) $1,000 additional award stacked with HOPE Scholarship

• Students graduating from a Tennessee public school or category 1, 2, 3 private school with a minimum 3.75 weighted GPA AND 29 ACT (1330 SAT) • Homeschooled students must complete 12 college credit hours (at least 4 courses) with a minimum 3.0 GPA at a Tennessee college or university while enrolled in the homeschool program * May not be combined with the Aspire Award.


$1,500 additional award stacked with HOPE Scholarship • Meet Tennessee HOPE Scholarship requirements AND • Parents or independent student and spouse adjusted gross income of $36,000 or less based on FAFSA. * May not be combined with the General Assembly Merit Scholarship.


The Honors College provides a network of programs and resources for students at all levels of their undergraduate careers: Brock Scholars Program: A four-year interdisciplinary program

that offers a powerful, supportive experience for students who want the most out of their undergraduate careers. Only incoming freshmen are eligible to apply for this program. There is no minimum test score or GPA required for admission. The two round selection process is competitive and includes an application and interview; interested students must apply to the program by the January deadline. Accepted students can only enter as first-semester freshmen. Students who wish to enter honors after their freshman year can apply to our Innovations in Honors Program. Out-of-state students who are accepted and commit to a fouryear honors experience through the Brock Scholars Program are eligible for in-state tuition.


The application for the Brock Scholars Program will be available September 1, 2021 and should be submitted by January 15, 2022.













ATHLETICS The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has 13 varsity athletics teams competing in various men’s and women’s sports. UTC Athletics is a member of the Southern Conference and awards scholarships in each sport.



For more information on becoming a volunteer student trainer or student equipment manager for any sport, call 423-425-4275.

Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Tennis Wrestling



Cheerleading, Mascot and Dance Team Tryouts held in April for upcoming school year. For more information, email us at Ashli-Skiles@utc.edu.

Basketball Beach Volleyball Cross Country Golf Soccer Softball Tennis Track & Field Volleyball



To start off with the best of everything, we’ve listed a few things you’ll want to look into as you get closer to becoming a new UTC Moc. For more details on each of the following, visit utc.edu/accepted.

When you’re ready, use this list to check off each step. Activate your official UTC email account Apply for scholarships Apply for financial aid and Education Lottery scholarships Apply for housing Sign up for orientation Complete the immunization form Submit final high school transcript and prior learning credit Pay your tuition and fees Get connected on social media and student organizations


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