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Academic Common Market

Academic Fresh Start
    
Academic Fresh Start is a plan of academic forgiveness provided for students who have a record of poor academic performance. This program is designed to assist students by allowing calculation of grade point average and credit hours toward graduation to be based only on work completed after returning to college under the Academic Fresh Start policy. A period of no less than four years must have elapsed since the candidate was last enrolled in an institution of high education. A student may be granted Academic Fresh Start only once. See the additional information for eligibility and application procedure.

Advanced Placement Credit
ETSU participates in the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). Advanced Placement course participants who score 3, 4 or 5 on CEEB Advanced Placement Tests will be awarded credit. The CEEB must send the Office of Admissions an official transcript of your AP credit. ETSU awards a grade of P for passed hours of credit in appropriate courses. For a list of Advanced Placement examinations, minimum score requirements, ETSU courses fulfilled and semester hours of credit, see the Nontraditional Credit Guide, available from the Office of Admissions.

Advanced Standing Credit

Application Fee/Costs

Application Fee Payment
Application Fee Payment Options
The application fee is a one-time non-refundable fee not required for readmit students.
The fee for new undergraduate students is $25 (domestic currency)
The fee for new international undergraduate students is $35 (domestic currency).

If submitting online Goldlink application:
Use the credit card section on the Goldlink application. (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover)

If submitting paper application:
Phone your credit card information (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) to the Office of Admissions at 423-439-4213 or 1-800-462-3878.
Mail a check, payable to "ETSU", send to the Office of Admissions. Include your full name, address, and birthday with your check.
Office of Admissions
East Tennessee State University
PO Box 70731
Johnson City, TN 37614

Application Status
To check the status of the application for admission you submitted online through Goldlink click here.
To check the status of the application for admission (paper) please call: 1-800-462-3878 or email go2etsu@etsu.edu.

Apply, How to
Applying to enroll at ETSU is simple. Have questions? Call us at 1-800-462-3878 or 423-439-4213 or email go2etsu@etsu.edu.
First-time Freshmen
Transfer Students
Readmission Students
Second Degree Students
Visiting Students Attending Other Universities
Non-Degree Seeking Students
International Students
Dual Enrollment High School Students

Armed Forces, Credit for
ETSU will award credit for military training courses in the Armed Services of the United States as recommended by the American Council on Education in the publication Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services. Veterans may submit the following transcripts for consideration:
- Army - Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript (AARTS)
- Navy/Marine - Sailors-Marine Corps American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART)
- Air Force - Community College of the Air Force Transcript
- Coast Guard - Coast Guard Institute Education Transcript
In addition to the forms mentioned above, an individual may submit a DD214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, a DD295, or an official transcript from Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) subject standardized tests administered by Education Testing Service or other official documentation of completion of military training. No credit is awarded for MOS, rates, and ratings. Military credit will not satisfy writing, oral communication and using information technology intensives. Questions regarding military training credit should be referred to the Office of Admissions.


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Campus Maps

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

CLEP examinations are sponsored by the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). Eligible students may earn advanced standing credit by successfully completing certain CLEP general and subject examinations. ETSU awards a grade of P for passed hours of credit in appropriate courses, but will not replace previously earned grades. For a list of CLEP examinations, minimum scores, ETSU courses fulfilled and semester hours of credit, see the Nontraditional Credit Guide, available from the Office of Admissions.

College Testing
American College Testing (ACT)
ACT Review Videos and Exam Dates
Educational Testing Service (SAT)
ETSU University Testing Center

Community College Partners

Cost

Course Challenge Exams

Departmental course challenge exams are available in many undergraduate courses. Students enrolled at ETSU who believe they have sufficient mastery of subject matter in a specific course may as to take a challenge exam by contacting the chair of the ETSU department offering the course. The administration of challenge exams is at the discretion of academic departments. Grades of P for passed hours/ F for failed hours may be assigned based on the student's performance on the exam, as determined by the academic department. A fee of $15 per credit sought will be charged. Information regarding challenge exams is available from the Office of the Registrar.

Course Equivalencies

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DANTES
Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES). Official transcripts of subject standardized tests administered by Education Testing Service may be reviewed for possible transfer credit. No credit is awarded for MOS, rates, and ratings. Military credit will not satisfy writing, oral communication, and using information technology intensives.

Dates, Financial Aid

Deadline Dates, Admissions

Transfer Students and Second Bachelors Degree applicants
Spring Term - December 15
Fall Term - August 15
All official academic credentials, including transcripts, must be on file by the deadline date or applications will be processed for the following major semester.
Freshman applicants should be admitted early in order to register for classes, apply for scholarships, financial aid, and university housing.

Denied Admission
     Applicants who do not meet admission standards and, as a result, are denied acceptance may choose to file a letter of appeal. Appeals will be considered on a timely basis prior to the beginning of each semester. Appeals are reviewed by the Admissions and Readmissions Advisory Committee. The committee may approve or disapprove the initial decision to deny admission. A committee recommendation is then made to the Provost, who may approve or disapprove the committee's recommendation. Appeals requested after the first day of classes for the semester may be considered by the Admissions and Readmissions Advisory Committee at the discretion of the vice Provost for Enrollment Services or designee.

Dining Services

Disability Services

Driving Directions to ETSU

Dual Admissions - Tennessee Community Colleges

Dual Enrollment High School Students


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Early Admit Students
A select group of students who distinguish themselves by high academic achievement in the 9th, 10th, and 11th grades may qualify for admission to the freshman class after completion of the junior year of high school. Minimum selection criteria include a GPA of 3.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), AND a minimum ACT Composite score of 25 or equivalent SAT. For information, contact the Office of Admissions, 423-439-4213 or 1-800-462-3878.

Excelsior College Examination

(formerly Regents College Examinations)
The Excelsior College Examination provides a series of college-level examinations that test subject matter learned primarily outside the classroom, as a basis for advanced standing credit. A grade of P for passed hours may be assigned for satisfactory examination performance on certain exams.

Experiential Learning
Students seeking one of the following degrees may submit portfolios of experiential learning for review and possible credit:
- Bachelor of General Studies
- Bachelor of Professional Studies
- Bachelor of Applied Science
- Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Experiential learning typically takes place outside traditional college settings but does not include credit based upon advanced placement or other examinations or training provided by non-collegiate institutions such as the Armed Forces, Credit for experiential learning will only be awarded after the appropriate ETSU academic department and college dean have found satisfactory evidence for attainment of learning outcomes for a specific ETSU course. Additional information is available from the School of Continuing Studies.

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Felony/Criminal History
Applicants to ETSU who indicate a felony/ criminal history on the application for admission will be required to provide information regarding any conviction or pending charges prior to approval for admission regardless of academic eligibility.

Financial Aid

Freshman Admissions

Fresh Start, Academic
    
Academic Fresh Start is a plan of academic forgiveness provided for students who have a record of poor academic performance. This program is designed to assist students by allowing calculation of grade point average and credit hours toward graduation to be based only on work completed after returning to college under the Academic Fresh Start policy. A period of no less than four years must have elapsed since the candidate was last enrolled in an institution of high education. A student may be granted Academic Fresh Start only once. See the University catalog for eligibility and application procedure.

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Gifted/Talented High School Students
     Currently enrolled students in grades 9 - 12 in public or private high schools who have been identified as academically talented/gifted and whose program of studies is planned on an individual basis by a multidisciplinary team may, with endorsement by the high school and the university, enroll for prescribed courses and earn university credit. Minimum criteria include a high school grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. Students may register for no more than seven (7) semester hours per semester when enrolled in this program.

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High School Transcript Verification

High School Unit Deficiencies

Home-School Students
Submit your application form online or use the undergraduate application form.
Pay the non-refundable application fee of $25.
Send your official high school transcript to the ETSU Office of Admissions. If you are a Tennessee resident, your transcript must:
- Be an official copy sent directly to us from an affiliated organization as defined by state law (Tennessee Code Annotated 49-50-801).
or
- Use the Home School Transcript Form and be accompanied by certification of registration with the local school system that you would otherwise have attended.
If you are under age 21 at the time you apply as a freshman, submit your ACT or SAT scores. Scores may be submitted on your high school transcript or by the testing company.
American College Testing (ACT)
Educational Testing Service (SAT)
ETSU University Testing Center
Submit the Home School Certification Form. This form supplements your application for admission and ACT or SAT scores.

Housing


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International Baccalaureate Program
The International Baccalaureate is a secondary curriculum and university entrance examination available in many countries and recognized worldwide. Students completing International Baccalaureate program higher level courses in high school who successfully complete the examinations for such courses with a score of 5, 6, or 7 are awarded passed hours of credit (grade of P) in degree courses.

International Students

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Meal Programs
Various meal programs are available but are not required. Students may choose the program which best meets their individual needs.

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Non-Degree Seeking Students

Non-Regionally Accredited Collegiate Institutions

If you want ETSU to consider acceptance of academic credit completed at an institution not accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (or corresponding agencies for other states and regions of the United States), you must submit the Application for Academic Credit Earned at Non-Regionally Accredited Collegiate Institutions, available from the Office of Admissions.

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Orientation

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Public Safety

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Readmission

Registrar

Registration for Classes

Request Information

Residency Committee

Residency Forms

ROTC

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Safety, Public/ Safety

Scholarships

Second Degree

Security Report

Special Studies

Study Abroad
ETSU students interested in study abroad must submit a Study Abroad Credit Approval Form for determination of foreign credit transferability. Failure to submit this form could result in ETSU students taking non-transferable classes and/or an insufficient number of credits to maintain full-time status. Approval of transfer courses and the determination of specific transfer credits is done by the Academic Credential Analyst in Undergraduate Admissions.

Study Online

Summer School

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Testing

Textbooks

Transfer Admissions

Transfer Agreements

Transfer Student Scholarships

Transfer Student Services

Tuition

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Veterans Upward Bound

Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour of Residence Halls

Visit Us!

Visiting Students

Student in elevator

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Visit ETSU

Request Information

Links to Campus

Financial Aid
Scholarship
Housing
Programs of Study
Catalog
Mobile Catalog
Course Schedule
New Student Orientation
Campus Dining

Cancel Undergraduate Application
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Tennessee Transfer Pathway

Tuition/Fees 2013-2014

Event Dates
Fall Open House
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Click Here to Register

Orientation Dates
Students entering Summer 2013
--May 16

Students entering Fall 2013
--June 6, 7
--June 20, 21
--July 10
--July 12
--July 25, 26
--August 8, 9

Students entering Spring 2014
--December 3
--January 14

*Admission Deadlines
Spring Term - December 15
Fall Term - August 15

*New Transfer students and Second Bachelors Degree applicants.