University of Tennessee Agriculture Campus

Frequently Asked Questions

Make your transition to UT as easy as possible



Below are a list of questions we often hear, and hope answering these will be of assistance. If you have any other questions contact Christie Banks at cbanks6@utk.edu, 865-974-0315.


How do I apply to UT?

You can apply to UT via a Vol-In-Progress (VIP) account through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions or via the Common Application. The VIP site is vip.utk.edu and the Common app is commonapp.org. Both application portals are reviewed the same, there are two options as we want students to utilize whichever application platform is more convenient for them.

When do I need to apply?

For incoming freshmen, you will be able to apply starting on August 1st of your senior year. In order to be eligible for priority admission and competitive scholarships, you must apply by November 1st. The regular application deadline is December 15th. If you are a transfer student there are different application dates for fall, spring, and summer entry students. The transfer dates are below:


Fall Entry

June 1: Application Submission Deadline
July 1: Application Completion Deadline
August 1: Enrollment Confirmation Deadline

Spring Entry

November 1: Application Submission Deadline
December 1: Application Completion Deadline

Summer Entry

March 1: Application Submission Deadline
April 1: Application Completion Deadline
May 15: Enrollment Confirmation Deadline


Transfer applicants must have a minimum 2.0 grade point average (on a four-point scale) in college credit courses eligible for transfer credit.

How do I apply for Herbert College of Agriculture scholarships?

If you apply by November 1st, you will be sent a competitive scholarship application from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. That scholarship application will be used by several departments and offices, including our college. You do not need to worry about applying for specific scholarships through our college during your first year.

Who can I ask questions about financial aid and tuition?

The University of Tennessee has created One Stop Student Services?. It is your source for answer on financial aid, student accounts, registration, and records. You can contact them by phone at 865-974-1111 or by email onestop@utk.edu.

When will I meet with an advisor?

After you have been accepted and confirmed enrollment you will be invited to register for an Orientation Session. At orientation, you will meet other incoming students, learn more about UT, and meet with an advisor to assist you in creating your class schedule.

Are there any residence halls on the Ag Campus?

We do not have any residence halls on the Ag Campus, but campus has several residence halls that are a short walk away. We also offer a Living and Learning Community (LLC) for Ag majors to live and study together on the same floor. The LLC provides incoming/first-year students with opportunities to connect with classmates and explore the various programs of study within the college. Students participate in experiential learning workshops, and programs and field trips conducted by various faculty and staff members. Learn more about the Living and Learning Community.

How do I get involved on the Ag Campus?

Herbert College has around 30 different student organizations, competitive teams, professional associations, and honor societies. All of these are great opportunities for you as a student to get involved and help you succeed. For more information see our Student Organizations page.

What is UTIA?

The UT Institute of Agriculture is comprised of four units that provide instruction, research and public service across the state. The four units are AgResearch, the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT Extension, and the Herbert College of Agriculture. If you are admitted to a program in the Herbert College it is like being awarded an all access pass to the Institute of Agriculture and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. You are a full time UTK student and have access to sporting events, students organizations, Greek life etc., but you are also under the umbrella of UTIA which offers opportunities in serving the people of Tennessee by making the forests, pastures, and farmlands your classrooms. Herbert students love this trifecta and the value it brings to their degree!



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