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Before You Apply



Interested in studying engineering on Rocky Top? Start your application to become an Engineering Vol!

Getting Started

We’re excited that you want to join the Engineering Vol community! Use the links below to get started with your application and to explore the opportunities available to you on Rocky Top. Also, be sure to visit Undergraduate Admissions or the Graduate School to find out what you will need to complete your application.

Schedule a tour. Want to learn more about what it’s like to be a part of the Engineering Vol Community? Schedule a campus tour.

undergraduate students

Interested in studying engineering at UT? Start your application through either the UT Application or Common Application portal. Also, fill out the application fee waiver form—eligibility required. If you still have questions, check out some of the links below to learn more about financial aid opportunities at UT.

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Financial Aid

Three types of financial aid are available for students: scholarships, loans, and part-time employment. The college and its departments annually award more than $1 million in scholarships to qualified undergraduates. To apply for engineering scholarships, students must be accepted into both UT and the college.

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Academic Common Market

UT is a member of the Academic Common Market, which enables out-of-state students to pursue college degrees at discounted, in-state tuition rates. The college offers several programs approved to participate in the program.

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Information for Parents

We’re so excited a member of your family is considering UT! We know you play an important part in the college search process, so we’ve pulled together some resources for you.

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Admissions Requirements

Admissions criteria is based on several performance criteria, including completion of core academic subjects, GPA scores on these subjects, and standardized test (SAT or ACT) scores (currently not required for 2021). Students who may not meet the test-score or test-optional criteria are holistically reviewed for admission into TCE.

Candidates for engineering programs must have earned a bachelor’s degree with grade point average of at least 2.7 out of 4.0 from a college or university accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agency or a foreign equivalent.

Graduate students

If you’re ready to apply, visit the Graduate School to start your application. If you still have questions, use the links below to find out more about studying engineering at UT. Or, reach out to someone in one of our departments by filling out this interest form.

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Financial Support

Graduate students can find financial support through part-time assistantships as well as merit-based fellowships.

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Facilities and Research

The college supports a wide breadth of facilities and laboratories dedicated to a multitude of research thrusts.

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Campus Life

Knoxville is a thriving Southern city known for its festivals, great outdoors, diverse music scene, and wide variety of eateries.

Still Have Questions?
Contact us with your questions about the admissions process.