Applying as a Freshman
Freshman - A high school senior or first-time college student
Apply for Admission
- Complete the Application for Admission.
- Submit a non-refundable $25 application fee.
- Transfer students must apply, provide all required documentation, and be accepted
for admission by:
- Fall Semester: August 19
- Spring Semester: January 13
Students with demonstrated financial need who meet certain eligibility criteria may contact their admissions counselor about an application fee scholarship (limited availability-- apply early).
View all Requirements for Admission as a Freshman.
Forward your High School Transcript
Request that an official copy (sealed, unopened version) of your transcript be sent directly to
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions
PO Box 70731
Johnson City, TN 37614
High school counselors can send transcripts by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a Home School student, complete the Home School Transcript Form and the Official Certification of Study and send those in with certification of registration with the local school system that you would have otherwise attended.
Forward your Advanced Placement, College Transcript or other Collegiate Results
If you have completed college-level courses as a dual-enrollment student while in high school, you must request an official transcript be sent to the Admissions Office directly from the college or university through which you earned the credit. If you have completed Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate other collegiate exams, you must request official score results be sent to the Admissions Office directly from the testing agency. It is important to record this credit prior to your registering for courses to avoid duplication at ETSU.
Provide Test Scores
ACT/ SAT scores are not required for admission to ETSU. However, please keep in mind:
- An ACT/SAT score is required to be considered for scholarships. For guaranteed scholarships available for in-state and border county students, you must have taken your ACT or SAT by May 1st.
- An ACT/SAT test score helps you get placed in the right classes. If you do not wish to take the ACT or SAT, ou will be given an opportunity to take the Accuplacer test prior to coming to ETSU orientation. This test will help determine what classes you should take.
- Certain academic programs will require test scores for admission into the program.
ETSU will superscore ACT/SAT scores for admission and scholarship decisions. Test-takers should request their scores be sent to ETSU electronically by the test agency.