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.




Colleges, Universities and Military Visits to
Location:  D-B Science & Technology Lobby
11:30am - 1:30am

September 30:  U-T Chattanooga
October 1: Bryan College
October 3:  Milligan College & ETSU at Kingsport
October 31: Furman College
Milligan College
Milligan's admission application is now available online. Students can waive the $30 application fee with the fee waiver code FREEAPP 

 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.



tn tech
Tennessee Tech Preview Day
When: October 5th
During Preview Day you will explore the academic programs, student life and experience the Tn Tech campus in Cookeville.
Trinity College Preview Weekend
November 3rd - 4th
Preview Weekend is an overnight program for seniors in high school that focuses on the first-generation, international, and student-of-color experience. Financial assistance is also available for transportation to and from Trinity College.  During this event, seniors will be able to attend campus events, observe classes, and learn about student life.
Deadline: October 4th

Tusculum University
Open House
When: October 5th or November 9th
At Open House, learn how the Pioneer Experience will transform your life.
You and your family will have an opportunity to learn more about Tusculum's innovative academic programs and facilities, our students and our beautiful campus.