2019 Governor’s School

Applications for the Tennessee Governor’s Schools must be submitted to the Dobyns Bennett Counseling Office by November 2nd.

The Tennessee Governor’s Schools offer intensive learning experiences on post-secondary campuses to selected high school students prior to their 11th or 12th grade year.

Each Governor’s School takes place during the summer semester at a public university in the state of Tennessee. Students who would like to participate in a challenging and high intensity program in one of the eleven program areas should obtain application materials from:



Each Governor’s School differs in acceptance criteria, program schedule, and participation requirements. For questions about a specific school, refer to that school’s application packet or contact the program administrator directly. Contact information for each school is available on the website:



Applications for the Tennessee Governor’s Schools must be submitted to the Dobyns Bennett Counseling Office by November 2nd.


Governor’s School of the Art Applications are due to the Dobyns Bennett Counseling office by October 26th.


(This is different than the deadline advertised on the states web site. This is necessary, in order for the Dobyns Bennett Counseling Office to do their part and have the application submitted by the State deadline.)







Sign up NOW to take the ASVAB!

The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military. It is administered annually to more than one million military applicants, high school, and post-secondary students.

ASVAB will be given November 15 at 8:00 a.m. in the D-B Little Theatre

Sign up in Career Counseling Office or email

Deadline November 8th.






Don't Fear the FAFSA - Financial Aid Workshop
October 30th,  6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Kingsport Public Library Auditorium
Bring your taxes and your goblins for the most fun FAFSA event ever.
Ghouls will assist you with FAFSA completion and to answer your Financial Aid questions while you enjoy Halloween treats and refreshments.
Presentation by Erika Adams of TN Student Assistance Corporation.
ETSU Fall Open House
 October 20
November 3
 See for yourself the opportunities at ETSU! 
Austin Peay State University - AP Day
 November 3
 Tour campus, meet students and professors, and check out student life
 Register today at
Milligan College Campus Preview Days
 Oct 26
Nov 9
March 16
 Join students from around the country for special sessions on admissions and financial aid, talk to professors and current students, learn about our academic programs and student life, and eat together in the dining center.
 Register at  Click on Schedule a visit and then the date on the calendar to register.
Sewanee: The University of the South
Fall Preview
 November 10
Whether you've visited us before, or are new to the Mountain, these popular visit weekends are sure to show you something new. Tour main campus with a current student, meet faculty in your intended major, and spend the day on the Mountain to see what it's really like to be a Sewanee student.
 Register at
Northeast State Community College
Fall Open House for Prospective Students
October 18, 2018 from 6-8pm
RSVPs preferred but not necessary
Go to for more information
All are welcome to attend!
Applications are open for the ACT Student Champion Award! The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place. 

ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, and state-level recognition. 

Please encourage students in the graduating class of 2019 who have taken the ACT who fit the following criteria to apply: 
  • High school seniors who have overcome challenges and can articulate their education and/or career actions 
  • At a minimum students must have a composite ACT score of 22 on a single test date OR a Gold ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate® 
Applications can be found Applications are due October 31, 2018, and champions will be notified on or before January 31, 2019. 

All questions may be directed to
Attention freshman and sophomore students:  The ETSU Upward Bound Program is now taking applications for our newest class of students.  Upward Bound is a program designed to help students succeed in high school and achieve their goal of going on to college.  This includes monthly sessions on ETSU’s campus and a 5-week summer residential program on ETSU’s campus. If you are interested in applying or would like more information about the Upward Bound program, please stop by to see the Upward Bound representative outside of the cafeteria during lunch on Tuesday, October 23rd.  Applications will be available that day and will be due October 30th by lunch time in the Counseling office.  

D-B Counseling 
(office)  423.378.8409
(fax)  423.378.8489


Due to ACT's cancellation of the October 2 Senior Retake, the ACT has been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 30.  New testing location rosters will be posted by October 22.  E-mail Mrs. Emmette at 
with any questions.

Adria Shannon - Niswonger Care Advisor


MTSU True Blue Tour
Tuesday, October 23rd
6 pm
Millennium Center
Johnson City
Find out about financial aid, academic programs, housing, the Honors College and more. Prizes will be awarded through the evening.
Register at
Illinois Wesleyan University
Visiting D-B
October 31
Cafeteria Hallway
VCUarts Open Houses
Saturday, October 27th
VCUarts is ranked first in the country as a public university art school — and second in the country overall. 
For more information visit their website!
Eastern Kentucky University Spotlight Days
Open house events
Oct 27
Dec 1
Feb 2
Register at
Concord University Open House
October 27 
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Visit Concord's campus and learn about opportunities.  Open house also includes admission to the football game that day.
Register at
Mississippi State University Fall Preview Days
Open house for Juniors and Seniors
October 29, or November 12
Space is limited.
Register at
Maryville College "Meet Maryville Preview Days"
November 3
March 30
Meet with current students, take a campus tour, attend a financial aid meeting, eat in the dining hall and attend a "meet the majors" fair where you can talk to faculty and students in each major field of study.
Register at
Rice University - The Rice Investment Scholarship
Award: Based on family income. Can be from full tuition, fees, room and board to half tuition
Eligibility:  Students admitted to Rice University whose family income ranges from $200,000 and below.