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Explore majors and identify options

This is your opportunity to choose from an array of fields here at ETSU.

Learn more about what majors ETSU has to offer here: Undergraduate Catalog


Visit campus, explore housing and meal plan options

ETSU offers several Open House events throughout the year, and offers personal tours of campus any time.

Figuring out where you want to live during your college career is more than essential. Depending on your budget options, ETSU has many housing and meal plan options to choose from.

Housing placements are first-come, first-served and a $100 deposit is required at the time of application to hold a room.


Here is more information on housing. See Current Housing Rates
Find more information on meal plans here: https://www.etsu.edu/students/housing/dining.php
Register for a campus tour: https://etsupws.etsu.edu/CampusTours/

Understand Your Cost

Understand Your Costs

Visit Financial Aid’s Cost Calculator to help you estimate tuition costs. Also, watch this helpful video that explains cost calculation.

Apply early for Admission

Get a jump start on the admission process. Applying early will allow you more time to prepare for your freshman year at ETSU. 
Submit your official transcripts and ACT/SAT scores. 

December 15th is the deadline to apply for admission for consideration for the guaranteed Academic Performance Scholarships: https://www.etsu.edu/scholarships/aps/aps_freshmen.php  for residents of Tennessee and qualifying border counties. December 15th is also the deadline to apply for the University Honors Scholars: https://www.etsu.edu/honors/university_scholars/  program (which requires an application both for university admission and for the University Honors Scholars program).

Here is information about early admissions: Early Admissions

Apply for on-campus housing 

Check application status in GoldLink

Housing placements are first-come, first-served and a $100 deposit is required at the time of application to hold a room. 


After applying to the university, ETSU will send you information regarding your student accounts. GoldLink is a tool used to keep up with all of your student information(class schedule, registration, transcript, etc.) and eMail is the primary method of communication at ETSU. All official information from ETSU will be sent through eMail. 

Activate your account at https://webapps.etsu.edu/AccountActivation

Log into GoldLink: http://goldlink.etsu.edu/cp/home/displaylogin.

Log into eMail:https://webmail.etsu.edu/

Check GoldLink for your next steps (after admitted)

Log into GoldLink and check your next steps. http://goldlink.etsu.edu/cp/home/displaylogin

Complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the Federal Student Aid Application. Completing your FAFSA is the avenue to obtain federal money for your education including grants, Hope Scholarships, and other forms of funding. The FAFSA must be completed each year in order for you to be eligible for financial aid and scholarships. For ETSU based scholarships, March 1 is the deadline to submit your application each year. 

FAFSA opens October 1.FAFSA opens October 1.

The Free Appliciation for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is your application for all federal financial aid, and the starting point for many state and school aid programs. Free money (grants), work-study funds, and student loan eligibility are all determined by the FAFSA. 

Once you have submitted the FAFSA, follow the steps on the Application Process webpage. 

Don’t forget to complete the ETSU Scholarship Application by the March 1 deadline!


Apply for scholarships

Visit the ETSU Scholarships office for more information about Scholarships ETSU has to offer: https://www.etsu.edu/scholarships

Log into Degree Works, ETSU's Degree Audit system

Learn the Basics at https://www.etsu.edu/reg/degreeworks/tutorials.php. 

You can create and save up to three “What If” scenarios with different ETSU academic majors. This is particularly helpful if you are trying to decide between college majors.

Check eMail regularly

Remember, eMail is the primary method of communication at ETSU. Students should check their e-mail at least once a day. 

Click here to log into eMail. https://webmail.etsu.edu/

Continue the process

Continue the process of preparing yourself for your first semester at ETSU... GO BUCS!
 
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