College Announcements and Exploration



ETSU Free College App Week!
The week of January 30 - February 3, prospective freshmen and transfer students* may apply to ETSU for free using the code FreeBuc23. Students may enter this code in the "Fee Waiver Code" question on the online application for admission. Apply by 4:30 p.m. Eastern on Friday, February 3!
Students who started but did not submit an application earlier may use this code to complete it now! Log back in and use the code FreeBuc23.




Spring Open House Dates: March 25 and April 15
Students are invited to explore ETSU with a full day of programming on campus. Your students will hear from faculty and staff about academics, affordability, student services, and campus life. Current ETSU students will lead campus tours. Dates are March 25 and April 15. Register at



The 2023-24 Northeast State General Scholarship Application is now available with a submission deadline of March 1, 2023.  The Northeast State General Scholarship Application serves as the one application for the following programs:
Northeast State Foundation Scholarships (visit and select “List of Northeast State Foundation Scholarships” to view individual scholarships)
Academic Work Scholarships 
Educational Access and Diversity Scholarships
Special Scholarship Programs
Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect Scholarship recipients who apply for Northeast State Scholarships may be eligible to receive additional funding through the general scholarship program to help cover book and attendance costs.
  • Application for 2023: Please instruct your students to use fee waiver code BUFFALO23.
  • Superscores: Milligan Unvisity now superscores! Please let you students know.
  • Campus Visit Options:  We'll be hosting a general Preview Day on February 24. We also welcome individual and group visits if your students cannot make one of our Preview Days. Learn more here.
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


Alice Lloyd College – Pippa Passes, KY                         

Appalachian State University – Boone, NC            

Art Institutes                                                       

Austin Peay State University – Clarksville, TN             

Carson-Newman University – Jefferson City, TN              

Clemson University – Clemson, SC                        

Converse College – Spartanburg, SC                     

Culinary Institute of America – Hyde Park, NY         

Davidson College – Charlotte, NC                          

Dension University – Granville, OH                         

Emory & Henry College – Emory, VA                              

Emory University – Atlanta, GA                                  

Erskine College – Due West, SC                              

East Tennessee State University – Johnson City, TN   

Georgia Tech – Atlanta, GA                                       

Graceland University – Lamoni, IA                         

Maryville College – Maryville, TN                

Memphis College of Art                                                  

Middle Tennessee State University – Murfreesboro, TN

Milligan University – Milligan, TN                                 

Mississippi State – Mississippi                                 

Northeast State - Blountville, TN                    

Northern Michigan University – Marquette, MI               

Randolph College – Lynchburg, VA             

Rhodes College – Memphis, TN                                

Southeastern University – Washington, DC       

TN College of Applied Technology- Elizabethton

TN College of Applied Technology - Morristown

TN Technological University – Cookeville, TN            

Tusculum University – Greeneville, TN                       

University of Connecticut – Storrs, CT                        

University of Memphis – Memphis, TN                   

University of Tennessee Chattanooga                             

University of Tennessee Knoxville                                   

University of the South – Sewanee, TN                   

University of Virginia – Charlottesville, VA                 

Vanderbilt University – Nashville, TN                    

Washington University in St. Louis – St. Louis, MO     

Walters State Community College- Morristown, TN         


College Search

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Click on each filter along the left side of the screen and answer the questions within each filter. Note that you can indicate the degree of each filter area from “Don’t care” to “Must have”. 

Once completed, view all of your matches. If you did not have any matches, change your preferences to “want” instead of “must have”. Add colleges of your choice to your favorites.

Next steps:

  1. Plan a college visit to your favorite colleges
  2. Evaluate cost; consider financial aid & scholarship possibilities
  3. Decide on which colleges you want to apply to
  4. (Seniors) Apply online during College App Week Sept. 29-Oct. 4
  5. (Seniors) Complete FAFSA January 1 (estimate)
  6. (Seniors) Update FAFSA once taxes are completed
  7. (Seniors) Apply for scholarships throughout the year (local & national)
  8. (Seniors) Receive financial aid award letter from colleges & determine where you want to attend

Wondering where to go to college?  How much will it cost?  What do I need to get in?  What does the campus look like?   Below are some websites to explore to help you learn more about various colleges.

Campus Explorer

Campus Tours

College Click TV


Is a degree program you’d like to pursue not available in your state? Is out-of state tuition a barrier to a major offered at a college in another state? Looking for options with lower tuition?

Study in a specialized field at an out-of-state college.
Pay in-state tuition rates.

To qualify, you must: 

Be a resident of one of 15 participating SREB states.

Select a program eligible for residents of your home state.

Complete the admission process at the institution that offers the program.

Be certified as a resident of your home state by contacting your state’s ACM coordinator.