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The best way to know whether a program is a good fit is to explore the information available on the website. Each program has its own mission and concentrations, and this is a great starting place in learning more about it and whether it is right for you.  Also, by exploring Program Experiences you can learn about specific curriculum, requirements, and offerings.

An honors course provides a student with a more engaging learning experience.  Honors courses create an environment where students can explore topics in more depth and think more critically about their course curriculum.

There are no additional fees for any of the Honors & Scholars Programs.

The Honors & Scholars Programs offer a Living and Learning Community (LLC) in Dogwood Hall open to all first-year honors students.  It is mandatory for first-year students in the Haslam Scholars Program to live in this joint LLC.  The Chancellor’s Honors Program (CHP), Honors Leadership Program (HLP), and the 1794 Scholars Program are populated on a first-come, first-served basis. An upper-division LLC is also offered by the Honors & Scholars Programs as a housing option for all honors sophomores, juniors, and seniors and is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  An application is required to be considered for all Living and Learning Community opportunities.

Scholarships at the University of Tennessee are awarded through the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.  One Stop is the resource to learn about scholarship opportunities.

For specific information on how to apply to Honors and Scholars Programs, please refer to How to Apply.

Yes. UT recalculates GPAs to determine a core GPA and to add extra value to honors, advanced placement, dual enrollment and International Baccalaureate course work. Honors & Scholars uses this recalculated GPA in its acceptance process.

To learn more about the Honors & Scholars Programs, interested students should set up an appointment to meet with an Honors & Scholars staff member or representative. For more information on how to schedule an appointment, please refer to Plan a Visit.