Friday, November 2nd, 2012
Greetings from UT Undergraduate Admissions! We are just past our November 1 early application deadline and a few weeks away from our regular December 1 application deadline. Here is some information for you to let you know what is happening now and what to expect over the next few weeks.
Another group of incredible applications was submitted by the Nov. 1 deadline! Thank you for your interest in UT and showing us some love with your applications and supporting documents! We are now in the process of evaluating your high school transcripts and matching all of your documents together with your application in our system. As you can imagine, this takes some time now that everything is arriving in our office via online applications, online submission of your supporting documents, and submission of documents through the US Postal Service.
If you applied via The Common Application, it is important for you to know that we are importing all of your information from the Common App (application, UTK supplement, teacher evaluations/rec letters, and school forms, which include your high school transcript) into our system. There is a 8-10 day delay, however, of you being able to see your status as complete in your VIP page because once we import those documents, they still have to be named and matched with your application behind the scenes. Please know that as long as the documents were submitted, we have them, and we are working hard and as quickly as possible at matching all of your information together. So, even though your VIP status might say you are missing a high school transcript or a recommendation right now, as long as your counselor has submitted it, we have it. Be patient with us over the next 8-10 days as we process all of your documents.
We have already started making admission decisions and were very excited to be able to start that process even prior to our first deadline this year. Again, thanks to many of our applicants for submitting their information early so we could do so! We will continue to make decisions from now into the spring. Institutional scholarship offers will start rolling out shortly after the first round of admission decisions; competitive scholarship offers will begin in late January.
If you have not applied yet, don’t forget that the regular application deadline of December 1 is right around the corner. Remember to complete and submit your application for admission and ask your counselor to send us your high school transcript. As you are working on the personal statement, don’t overly stress about it, as it does not need to be a formal essay. Just use the personal statement as an opportunity to introduce yourself to us in more detail and share anything with us that you think would be helpful to know as we review your application.
And, finally, a note to our Architecture applicants. The portfolio deadline is December 1. Please know that there is a file upload size restriction in the online applications. If you would rather send your portfolio to us by email or regular mail, that will be fine as well. Mail them to Undergraduate Admissions, 1331 Circle Park Drive, 320 Student Services Building, Knoxville, TN, 37996 or email them to Curt Lefler at email@example.com.
As always, if you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.