College App Week September 20-24!!
Wear your favorite college attire!
College App Week Visitors

Wednesday, September 22 - 11am - 1pm

STEM Lobby

U.S. Army 

Thursday, September 23 -  11am-1pm
STEM Lobby
East Tennessee State University ETSU
University of Tennessee Chattanooga UTC
Friday, September 24 - 11am-1pm
STEM Lobby
U.S. Marines

Tuesday, October 5

STEM Lobby

Cumberland University

Attention 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.
The Upward Bound program serves high school aged students who meet income requirements and/or are from a household in which neither parent has a Bachelor-level degree.
Applications are available in the counseling office and at
Paper applications must be returned to the D-B Counseling office by October 14th.




Need help with FAFSA?  

A FAFSA representative will be available during College App Week September 20-24, 11am-1pm in the TEAL Room!  

Schedule an appointment from your KCS email at





The Appalachian Highlands Twenty Under 20 Awards
Through this award, the outstanding accomplishments of twenty individuals who are younger than 20 years of age will be celebrated. These superlatives have demonstrated exemplary achievements in community service, entrepreneurialism, leadership, academics, and STEM activities.
Interested students can complete the application posted by December 31st.
For more information, visit
ETSU to host
Tri-Cities Financial Aid Night


JOHNSON CITY – Current and potential college students are invited to East Tennessee State University’s Tri-Cities Financial Aid Night, an evening aimed at helping students file their 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid and learn more about potential funding opportunities. 


The event is from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, on the third floor of the newly renovated D.P. Culp Student Center.


“We certainly understand that the financial aid process can seem daunting,” said Catherine Morgan, director of ETSU’s Financial Aid and Scholarships. “That is why we are thrilled to provide you with assistance in a fun, exciting environment.”


At Tri-Cities Financial Aid Night, staff will be available to provide one-on-one help in filing the 2022-2023 FAFSA. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a student’s gateway to all federal financial aid, as well as many state and school funding programs.


“The reality is that there are many funding opportunities, including the Tennessee HOPE (Lottery) Scholarship and Pell Grant, that simply will not be available to you without a completed FAFSA,” said Morgan. “In addition, some funding opportunities operate on a first-come, first-serve basis. That means it is important to accurately file the FAFSA as soon as possible.”


Students and their parents who want to receive assistance filing the FAFSA should bring with them:

  • An FSA ID. Creating FSA ID at (one for the student and parent) before the event will make your time at Tri-Cities Financial Aid Night more efficient.
  • Your Social Security number (it’s important that you enter it correctly on the FAFSA form)
  • Your parents’ Social Security numbers if you are a dependent student
  • Your driver’s license number if you have one
  • Your Alien Registration number if you are not a U.S. citizen
  • 2020 federal tax information or tax returns including 2020 W-2 information, for you (and your spouse, if you are married), and for your parents if you are a dependent student:
    • 2020 1040
    • Foreign tax return, IRS 1040NR, or IRS 1040NR-EZ
    • Tax return for Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or Palau
  • Records of your untaxed income, such as child support received, interest income, and veterans noneducation benefits, for you, and for your parents if you are a dependent student
  • Information on cash; savings and checking account balances; investments, including stocks and bonds and real estate (but not including the home in which you live); and business and farm assets for you, and for your parents if you are a dependent student


Additional information about the financial aid process, as well as potential scholarship opportunities, will be available to students and their parents. Other departments, including Admissions, will be present to answer questions. 


Refreshments will be served, and signage will be placed at various points across campus to direct students and parents to the event. A map and floor plan of the Culp can be found here:


To read more about the importance of filing the FAFSA, the event, and other initiatives the university has launched, visit


“This is a fantastic opportunity for students and their families to get expert-level assistance, as well as enjoy the beautifully renovated Culp Center,” Morgan said.


For more information, contact the ETSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at 423-439-4300 or For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346.


Free College Application Month at ETSU
Seniors who are wanting to apply to ETSU can apply for free during the month of September by using the code TNFreeApp22.
If you need help with your application, come by the Counseling office.
Students, if you are interested in learning more about Harvard, Princeton, UVA, Wellesley, or Yale, join one of these informational sessions.

Prospective Student Information Sessions

Sunday, September 26, 2021
pm EDT/6pm CDT

Event Registration

Advance registration is required.



Virtual Information Sessions
These sessions are an interactive conversation where students and families can discuss the spectrum of degree programs and outstanding experiences available to them at The University of Alabama.

Tuesday, November 9

How to Apply Events
With the changes to UA’s application process this year, I am hosting interactive events as a resource to help provide your students the information needed to submit a strong application to The University of Alabama and to know the expectations around scholarships.

Thursday, October 21
Wednesday, December 15

FASFA Lunch & Learn for Parents
On October 1st, UA’s Financial Aid Office and I will be hosting a virtual Lunch & Learn for parents interested in learning more about FASFA, financial aid, and scholarships at The University of Alabama.

Friday, October 1
UT Knoxville Scholarships
UT Knoxville has several scholarship offerings for first time in-state freshmen and competitive scholarships. The deadline for in-state freshmen is December 15th and the deadline for competitive scholarships is November 1st.
To learn more about these scholarships, visit
If you are full Pell eligible and qualify for the HOPE Scholarship, you're eligible for our exciting Pioneer 100 Award!

The Pioneer 100 guarantees qualifying students the opportunity to pursue their degree at Tennessee's first institution tuition free!

Apply now at

If you wish to speak with a member of our admission team directly, contact us at 423.636.7312 or at .


EHEmory & Henry College invites students to attend the Blue & Gold Open House this Saturday, September 25th. Visit and meet with academic departments, tour campus, meet with current students, and enjoy lunch on us. Join the campus community that afternoon for numerous gameday events!  Register at or contact E&H Admissions.




University of Virginia Jefferson Scholars Nominations Open 
Award: full tuition, room, board, for 4 years
Qualifications: Nomination, Academic achievement, Leadership, and Citizenship.
Nomination applications:   are available here and in the counseling office. Required items must be returned to the counseling office or emailed to by the deadline.
Information can be found at
Deadline for nomination consideration: November 1st
Yale University
Virtual Visit 
Monday, October 4th 4:30pm
Boston University Trustee Scholarship
Award: Full tuition, orientation and mandatory student fees
Eligibility: High academic achievement, exceptional leadership in school and community.
Deadline: December 1st
United States Senate Youth Program
Eligibility: current junior or senior in high school, must live in the state currently residing in for at least a year, must be a US citizen, must currently serve in an elected or appointed capacity in one of the following organizations: Student body President, VP, Secretary or Treasurer; Class President, VP, Secretary or Treasurer; National Honor Society Officer; Student Council Representative; District, regional, or state level civic or educational organization Representative

Deadline: October 15th
UT Chattanooga Tour Plus
Come to campus for a tour, plus an academic department visit and talk to professors and students about what it’s like to study in your major. This is YOUR chance to ask questions and start planning for your future!

You’ll also enjoy a free lunch and get time with enrollment, financial aid and housing staff, too. Get more done, quicker with Tour Plus!

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

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)

(on Temporary Leave)


Temporary SN-Z Assignments

  • Sandi Nelson (Tadlock-True)
  • Wendy Wolfe (Snead-Swoager)
  • Eric Freeman (Tucker-Waters)
  • John Burleson (Williams, L.-Zhang )
  • Kayte Daffron (Watkins-Williams, K.)




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