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.
- The application for Fall 2024 is now open
- Apply before the application deadline
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 March 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, you 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.
Early Admission Program
The Early Admission Program allows a student to start their freshman year of college in the year that would have been their senior year of high school.
A prospective student is eligible for Early Admission to ETSU if the individual’s official transcript reflects the individual has completed the 11th grade year at an accrediated U.S. high school and meets the minimum GPA and test score requirement. The minimum test score requirement is a 25 ACT Composite and the minimum GPA is a 2.5.
Submit the application for admission
Pay the application fee
- Submit official transcript with official ACT or SAT test score
Submit a written statement from the individual’s high school principal specifying the college course(s) that will be substituted for the remaining high school course(s) needed for high school graduation and
Submit a written endorsement from a high school counselor and a written endorsement from a parent or guardian