Counseling Homepage

It's College Application Week!!!

I Applied, Now What?
Seniors, things to accomplish this week:
  • Submit your high school (and dual enrollment if applicable) transcripts to your colleges using MajorClarity
  • Follow up with colleges to make sure they have what they need
  • Begin submitting scholarship applications (check out the D-B website for current scholarships)
  • Get ready to file the FAFSA on October 1st.


2023 TN Promise Student Checklist

2023 TN Promise Application is now open ( 
2023-24 FAFSA Opens Oct 1, 2022 (  
2023 TN Promise Application deadline Nov 1, 2022.  (
2023-24 FAFSA Filing Deadline is March 1, 2023
EAttention Freshman and Sophomores:
ETSU Upward Bound is now accepting new applications!
ETSU Upward Bound is a program that helps students with college planning, college visits, ACT Prep, tutoring, cultural trips, and more!  Upward Bound students also get to participate in an overnight summer program on the ETSU campus.
Applications are available in the counseling office and at
Paper applications must be returned to the D-B Counseling office by September 30th.
Emory and Henry Blue & Gold Open House Opportunities

Emory & Henry College invites students and families to open house sessions this fall. Blue & Gold Open Houses offer prospective students the opportunity to interact with staff, faculty and students at our Academic & Campus Life Fair. In addition to touring the College with a Blue & Gold student ambassador, prospective students and their families are welcome to learn more about academics, extracurricular programs and financial aid opportunities.    Schedule a visit here:
ETSU College of Pharmacy Open Houses 
East Tennessee State University Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy is offering free in-person and virtual open house events for prospective students, high school teachers and guidance counselors interested in learning more about the pharmacy profession. The dates are as follows:
  • Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., on-site, ETSU Family Weekend
  • Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., on-site, ETSU Homecoming
  • Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 4-6 p.m., virtual
Open to attendees and their guests, the open house events will include a welcome from Dean Debbie Byrd, an overview of the college’s nationally recognized program, a chance to talk with student pharmacists and faculty, tours of campus, and admissions and scholarship information. The in-person open house events coincide with ETSU football games and will offer up to four free tickets for attendees and their guests. Register for the events at


Students who apply for a spot in the Class of 2027 before Nov. 1 can earn up to $10,000 in scholarships as Priority Scholarship applicants. High-achieving high school seniors or current ETSU freshmen who are ready to start their pharmacy career now can apply for the college’s Early Admission Pathway and earn both a Bachelor of Science and a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) in six years.

For more information, email [email protected] or call (423) 439-6338. Learn more and apply at


Middle Tennessee State University – Logos Download
Free Application Week: During Tennessee College App Week, MTSU will be waiving their $25 college application fee! This means all high school seniors can fill out a free application starting on Monday, September 19th up until the following Sunday, September 25th! 

True Blue Tour: MTSU's annual True Blue Tour is coming to East Tennessee once again this fall! Representatives from every department at MTSU including the President, deans, counselors, and advisors come out to meet prospective students and their families at each stop. Our president, Dr. Sidney McPhee will randomly award scholarships (worth up to $22,000!!) to give to future Blue Raiders at both the counselor luncheon and the student reception. 
The True Blue Tour will make a stop in Johnson City on October 19th at the Carnegie Hotel (1216 W. State of Franklin Road) and Knoxville on October 20th at The Foundry (747 World's Fair Park Drive). We will host a Counselor and Community College Staff Luncheon at 12:30pm (for Knoxville only) and a Prospective Student Reception from 6:00-8:00pm (both Johnson City and Knoxville). I hope to see many of you and your students there. To register, visit

Guaranteed Scholarships: MTSU's guaranteed freshman scholarships are automatically awarded to any applicant with a GPA at a 3.5 or above AND a 23 ACT or above. These scholarships are stackable with the HOPE Scholarship and the Pell Grant as well. This year, we have raised the guaranteed scholarship amount from $5,000 a year to $8,000 a year for applicants with a 34, 35, or 36 ACT composite score. To be eligible for these scholarships, the student must complete their application by December 1st.
Also, check out how Pell Grant + HOPE Lottery + MT guaranteed scholarship awards can look on a student's bottom line here:

Fall Preview Days: MTSU is offering two "True Blue Preview Days" this semester. Visitors can take part in academic and departmental presentations, receive information on financial aid and scholarships and choose from many different special interest sessions. True Blue Preview offers the premier visit experience and is customizable based on the students' needs. They will be held on Saturday, October 1st and Saturday, November 5th at MTSU. To register, visit
Other News and Notes: MTSU's housing application for the Fall of 2023 is expected to open around September 15th. Housing usually does not run out until June or July but do encourage your students to apply for housing as soon as they are certain that they want to live on-campus. Students do not have to live on campus, nor do they have to live in freshman-only dorms that we offer, but we do offer solid housing selections.


Counseling Office 
(423) 378-8409 (office)
(423) 378-8489  (fax)

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
New Grading Scale

Requesting Transcripts
Connecting MajorClarity to your Common Application
How to Request Transcripts and Letters of Recommendation on MajorClarity (for current students)

To request a recommendation letter be completed by your counselor, please submit the Letter of Recommendation Fact Sheet form. Submitting the Google Form will automatically send the request to your counselor. You will also receive a copy of the completed form.


Sandi Nelson (A-C)


Wendy Wolfe (Ci-Gl)


Eric Freeman (Gm-K)


John Burleson (L-Nf)


Kayte Daffron (Ng-Sm)


Lisa Pierce (Sn-Z)



GPA Calculator 2022