College Exploration



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 College – 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 College – 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                     

Virginia Intermont College – Bristol, VA                            

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

Walters State Community College- Morristown, TN          


College Search

Go to:

**If you want to save your search results you must create an account.

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.




Eastern Kentucky University Spotlight Days
 Open house events
Feb 2
Milligan College Campus Preview Days
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.
Maryville College "Meet Maryville Preview Days"
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.
UVA Wise Campus Preview Day
March 30th
Tour campus and residence halls
Meet with an admissions counselor
Learn about programs and majors
Learn about campus organizations
And more - visit website for details

ETSU Spring Open House
Saturday, March 2nd
Saturday, March 30th
See for yourself the opportunities at ETSU! Join us for a day of scheduled programming including campus tours, information sessions, and other options basted on your interests.
Register early while space is available at
Austin Peay State University
Visiting D-B
February 25
during Tribe Time
Cafeteria Hallway
Come and learn about what all Austin Peay can offer  you for college.

 Campus visits

Students coming to Northeast State for their College Day must have an appointment with NES. 

Appointments can be made in one of two ways: 1) calling 423.323.0243, or 2) signing up online via our website and clicking on the Campus Tours link at the bottom of our homepage. 

Campus visits normally last an hour to an hour and a half and include an overview of the college facilitated by one of our enrollment specialists followed by a campus tour led by one of our students.  

Make sure following the campus tour to return an excuse from NES to D-B attendance to count as a college day.





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.