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Incoming First-Year Students

Due to COVID-19, the university admissions process is currently under review. We will provide updated instructions for prospective students interested in Honors & Scholars as soon as we have more information.

Current and Transfer Students

Both the Chancellor’s Honors Program and the 1794 Scholars Program accept applications from current UT students. The 1794 Scholars Program also accepts students transferring from other higher education institutions.


*Current students are defined as students who are currently enrolled in coursework at the university. These students either currently are completing or have already completed their first semester on campus. Incoming first-year students must apply through the VIP portal.

Chancellor’s Honors Program Application Requirements

Students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville can apply to join the Chancellor’s Honors Program during their first or second semester. In order to be considered, students must have a minimum 3.65 cumulative university GPA and have completed at least one honors course. Application deadlines for the Chancellor’s Honors Program are December 15 and May 15. If admitted, students will begin the program the semester following their application.

1794 Scholars Program Application Requirements

Students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville can apply to join the 1794 Scholars Program if they have at least two full academic years remaining at the university. In order to be considered, students must have a minimum 3.25 cumulative university GPA  at the time of application. Applications for the 1794 Scholars Program are accepted between February 15 and May 15. If admitted, students will begin the program the following fall semester.


All interested current students should apply via the link below. Applications will be reviewed holistically.

View the Current Student application


1794 Scholars Program Transfer Application Requirements

After being admitted to UT, qualifying transfer students receive an invitation to apply at their registered email address. To be eligible for admission, transfer students must have a minimum 3.25 GPA and at least two full academic years at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The application deadline for the 1794 Scholars Program is June 1. If admitted, students will begin the program the following fall semester.