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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.

Each Honors and Scholars program offers a Living and Learning Community (LLC) open to first-year students.  It is mandatory for first-year students in the Haslam Scholars Program and the Honors Leadership Program to live in their LLC.  The Chancellor’s Honors Program (CHP) and the 1794 Scholars Program are populated on a first-come, first-served basis. The Honors Global Awareness Living and Learning Community is also offered by the Honors and Scholars Programs as a housing option for all honors sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  An application is required to be considered for the Honors Global Awareness Living and Learning Community.

Scholarships at the University of Tennessee are awarded through the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.  One Stop is a 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 and Scholars use this recalculated GPA in its acceptance process.  See UTK Admissions for more details.

The Chancellor’s Honors Program is the only program that admits after the first year. The CHP offers acceptance to students as late as their fourth semester. For more information on how to apply to the CHP as a current or transfer student, please refer to How to Apply.

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









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