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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.)







Attention Seniors:

The ACT Senior Retake Day is Tuesday, October 2.  Take advantage of this free opportunity to improve your ACT score.





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.







East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is excited to announce our fifth college immersion weekend experience for high school juniors and seniors interested in pursuing a pre-health degree or program-of-study. BLUE (Bucs Live University Experience) Weekend will introduce these students to the many health degrees and programs offered at ETSU while also providing them an opportunity to experience “life on campus.” Your student will be paired with a mentor who is a current pre-health student. Students and mentors will stay in the residence halls and participate together in all the weekend activities. All meals and activities will be provided free!

BLUE Weekend for the Health Sciences will take place September 28th - 29th, 2018.

To be eligible to participate, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average
  • Minimum 20/1000 ACT/SAT score, if taken
  • Interested in being pre-health or undecided, but have a health focus


Students who are first generation college-bound and/or are from underrepresented student populations will be given first priority. Although our focus is on pre-health students, we are open to any student who may benefit from attending, and therefore encourage those nominations as well.

We look forward to hosting your students on our campus. We’ve attached the flyer for this event so you can distribute throughout your school and to your students. The link to apply can be found here: application link.

The deadline to apply is Friday, September 21st before 5:00 pm. The maximum number of students who can participate in this event is 60. If you have any other specific questions about this event, please contact Megan Roberts at









Save The Date!
Thursday, October 4
Dobyns-Bennett High School
Buck Van Huss Dome
11:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Sponsored by Eastman
More Information later! 
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.
Big Orange Preview
UT Knoxville
Open House
September 29
Create your very own Rocky Top experience.  Choose from special interest sessions, tour the campus, and see what Big Orange Country is all about.
ETSU Fall Open House
October 20
November 3
See for yourself the opportunities at ETSU! 
Austin Peay State University - AP Day
October 6
November 3
Tour campus, meet students and professors, and check out student life
Register today at
Milligan College Campus Preview Days
Sept 28
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
September 29
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
Tri-Cities College Fair Video

TN Promise Class of 2019 Fall Meeting
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
9:00 a.m.
D-B Cafeteria

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


Adria Shannon - Niswonger Care Advisor


Adria is a 2010 Dobyns-Bennett graduate. She also has degrees from MTSU in Business Administration and Animal Sciences. Adria will be working under the direction of the counseling office to serve students who are navigating the post-secondary educational process. She will be available in the conference room across from the mailroom on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Students and parents can schedule appointments with Adria through the counseling office.   Her responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: 

  • TN Promise Applications
  • FAFSA Assistance
  • Choosing, Applying, and Navigating the College Process
  • Parent support and Guidance 
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
Case Western Reserve - Diversity Overnight
November 11th and 12th
Diversity Overnight is designed for smart and curious high school seniors from diverse backgrounds, to give them an in-depth look at the opportunities available to our students. Case Western Reserve will cover the cost of meals and lodging for students accepted to this program. They are also able to assist with travel expenses and arrangements.
Applications due: October 1st
VCUarts Open Houses
Saturday, October 6th
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
Sept 29 
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 8, 29, or November 12
Space is limited.
Register at
Maryville College "Meet Maryville Preview Days"
September 29
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.
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.