College Announcements and Exploration


March 1 is the deadline to apply for:


May 1 is the new deadline to be considered for ETSU Academic Performance Scholarships.

Admitted students are automatically considered for a guaranteed Academic Performance Scholarship based on GPA and ACT or SAT score. These awards provide up to $5,000 in assistance and are renewable for four years. To be considereda student must provide an ACT or SAT score from an exam taken prior to the May 1 deadline.

For students who have not taken the ACT and would like to, March 12 is the deadline to register for the April 17 test administration. Upon registering for the exam, students can request that their score be electronically sent to ETSU.




ETSU's Upward Bound Program Now Taking Online Applications!  
If you are a 9th or 10th grade student who wants to go to college, this program may be for you!  Upward Bound helps students with current classes, has weekly check-ins with staff, monthly sessions about relevant topics to help you now and post-high school, and a summer program where you can take classes on a college campus to help you prepare for the next year and get acclimated to living on campus.  We are here to create a community where we encourage, motivate, and give you the tools to achieve your dream of attending college!  We'd love to see you be a part of our community! 
or visit the D-B Counseling office for an application
Deadline to ETSU is MARCH 5, 2021
Many local and regional colleges and universities will participate in the TACRAO Virtual College Fair on Thursday, March 4, 2021, from 5:00-7:45pm.
Paying for College - TSAC Financial Aid Presentation
You're invited to register for a Virtual Preview Day at Milligan!
Get an in-depth look at the academic major you're considering and chat directly with a professor and current students. Hear more information on admission, scholarships, and campus life, and get to know what makes Milligan so special.
These are virtual events you can experience from the safety of your home.
Multiple upcoming Saturdays are available. The first event is this Saturday, February 27! All events are 1-3p.m. (EST).
University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Summer Experience Program
Eligibility: legal resident of Tennessee and enrolled in a Tennessee High School, Current high school junior or senior at time of application, be 16 by June 1st, minimum 3.0 GPA, be available for full participation from June 7th - July 16th.
Apply by March 7th
Visit: for more information and to apply


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         


 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.



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.