The Chancellor’s Honors Program is the University of Tennessee’s largest university-wide honors program. Our students represent 5-10% of all undergraduates and major in every discipline offered at the university.
Who should apply?
Chancellor’s Honors students seek enhanced and enriched academic challenges. They are interested in developing their leadership capacity and they want to undertake faculty-mentored independent research. They want to engage in international and intercultural learning. They seek a community of scholars and they are committed to maximizing their intellectual and creative potential.
Admission to the Chancellor’s Honors Program is highly selective. Through our holistic review process, we seek a diverse group of top students. The typical Chancellor’s Honors student has earned excellent high school grades in a rigorous curriculum, scored on average a 32 composite ACT, and excelled in leadership, service, and other extracurricular activities.
After applying to the university, qualifying students will be invited to apply for honors and scholars programs by completing an additional essay question. Honors and scholars programs are open to students in all majors. Recent successful applicants had an average ACT score of 32 and a 4.3 weighted GPA.
Honors application essays must be completed by December 1.