Welcome to the High School Counselor Information page.

We understand that high school counselors play very important role in the college selection process. Because of that, we want to make sure all the necessary resources needed to make that process simple and are easy for you to find.

This page is dedicated to help high school counselors navigate through the admission process. At ETSU our Admissions Counselors are available to help guide you and your students through the various steps of applying, scholarships, financial aid, housing, and many other factors that turn a student from a prospect to an enrolled Buccaneer!

For contact information regarding an ETSU representative on your campus, please see our list of counselors and our contact us section.

  • Quick Info
    • Founded in 1911
    • Located in Johnson City, TN
    • 15,500 Total Enrollment
    • Average Class Size is 28
    • Over 125 undergraduate, graduate, & doctoral degree programs
    • 11 College & Schools
  • Programs Offered
  • ETSU offers students a wide variety of majors. With over 100 undergraduate majors to choose from your undecided student will have many options. Here’s a link to our catalog with degrees from A to Z or you can visit our list of majors and minors which has links to departmental websites and to the catalog.

  • ETSU Admissions Requirements
  • On average, freshman GPA is 3.2 GPA and a 22 ACT.
    The minimum GPA requirement is a 2.3 (4.0 scale) or a 19 ACT (composite) or 910 SAT (reading & math). Students must also have passed the 16 required high school courses. Here is a link to our Admissions Policies.

    Review the list of high school course and other academic requirements for freshmen.

  • Important Dates/Deadlines
  • Recommend application submission is early. We are on a rolling admissions process; therefore there is not an application deadline for first-time freshman. ETSU does have scholarship deadlines. While there is no firm admission application deadline, we encourage freshman students to apply by February 1. December 15th is the first Academic Performance Scholarship deadline.
  • Application for Admissions
  • Most students apply using our online application. To start that process, students must create an account. But if you'd like, you can see a copy of the paper Application
  • Explanation of Application Fee Waiver
  • ETSU does offer an undergraduate admissions application fee waiver. To request a fee waiver, the high school counselor should write a letter explaining the financial need (circumstances, free/reduced lunch, etc) of the student. This letter should be sent to the office of admissions along with a completed paper application (official transcript, senior schedule, and ACT/SAT scores). Waivers are on a first-come, first-served basis and are not guaranteed as funds are limited.

    The online application cannot be used if a fee waiver is being requested. The application will not be processed if the fee waiver is denied or if the application was incomplete.
  • Scholarship Information
  • ETSU offers a variety of merit based institutional scholarships. Applying for these has never been easier for students. For complete information regarding ETSU scholarships please visit the ETSU Scholarship Office website.
  • Costs
  • Tuition & Fees are released every July 1 for the following academic year. You can find more information about costs on our apply page.
  • Helpful Links
  • Visiting Campus
  • Come see our beautiful campus! Campus visits are highly encouraged by either the student or a group of students looking to get a better prospective on ETSU. To schedule a visit, get directions, or to download a campus map please click here.
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Students who have completed the sophomore or junior year in high school may be eligible to enroll for ETSU courses while in high school. Visit our dual enrollment page for more information.
  • Non-Traditional Credit AP/IB
  • For complete information regarding non-traditional credit including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or CLEP please see our Non-Traditional Credit Guide.