Welcome to the Herbert College of Agriculture

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Herbert College of Agriculture. Plan your visit today!

Visit the Herbert College of Agriculture today!

Our tour experience includes a walking tour of the agricultural campus with one of our Herbert Student Ambassadors. You will then have the opportunity to meet with a professor or advisor from the major of your choice. The entire visit will last from one and a half to two hours.

We highly encourage you to combine your Herbert College of Agriculture campus visit with a tour offered through the UT Knoxville Office of Admissions. These tours last two and a half hours and provide information about admissions, financial aid, housing, etc.

Our Coordinator for Recruitment and Herbert Student Ambassador team are here to welcome you!


We are glad you’re interested in pursuing a degree in Herbert. Below are some resources to help with the decision-making process.

Academic Common Market

UT is a member of the Academic Common Market, which enables out-of-state students to pursue college degrees at discounted, in-state tuition rates.

Information updated January 2020. View and search the complete list of ACM programs.

Follow these steps to achieve your goal of admission for fall semester at UT.

Most freshmen enter in the fall, although you may choose to enter in the spring or summer semesters, depending on your circumstances.

High School Junior and Senior Years—Collect as much information about careers as you can and decide what you want to study. You can always change majors if your first choice isn’t right for you. Take rigorous math courses, including at least trigonometry or pre-calculus.

November 1—Priority admission and scholarship application deadline. Students interested in being considered for UT’s competitive scholarships, including those offered by the College, must complete the Admission and Scholarship Application by this date. Learn more about engineering merit-based scholarships.

December 15—Regular admission application deadline. Applications received by this date will receive full consideration for admission and for UT’s institutional scholarships, based on their grades and test scores.

May 1—Enrollment confirmation deadline. All admitted students must respond to offers of admission. After this date, applicants from the waiting list will be offered admission to UT on a space available basis.

June-JulyAttend on-campus orientation (your parents are encouraged to attend, too). Students will learn what to do when they arrive for the fall semester, how to register for fall classes, and meet with advisors who can help with individual issues.

August—Arrive at UT full of enthusiasm and ready to embark on an important and exciting life experience!

For information on what constitutes core high school courses, please consult the admissions website: Undergraduate Admissions.

Herbert Student Life

Herbert Student Life has so much to offer every student! There are dozens of opportunities and resources offered by Herbert Student Life to get the most out of your Volunteer experience, including our exclusive freshman program—Herbert Life Living Learning Community. Contact our coordinator today.

One Stop Student Services

Three types of financial aid are available for students: scholarships, loans, and part-time employment. According to the needs of the family and student, these are offered individually or in combination. Visit One Stop Student Services for details and application information.

Since 2004, the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Program (or HOPE Scholarship) has been a resource for eligible students and can be combined with other scholarships and financial aid. For more information on the HOPE Scholarship and other forms of financial assistance, visit the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation.

Thanks to the generosity of private and corporate donors, the Herbert College of Agriculture and its departments annually awards more than $855,000 in scholarships to qualified undergraduate students. To apply for Herbert scholarships, students must be accepted into both UT Knoxville and the College.

Incoming freshmen, current and returning UT students, and new transfer students must apply by submitting the appropriate scholarship form. Students do need not to apply for specific scholarships as the Scholarship Committee will match qualified students with available awards.

For more information, contact the Dean’s Office at 865-974-7303 or visit 102 Morgan Hall.

There has never been a better time to be a Volunteer, and we want you to join us on Rocky Top!


Congratulations on being admitted to the University of Tennessee Herbert College of Agriculture! We wish you a Big Orange welcome to the Volunteer family. You’re just a few steps away from making it official!

Be Successful at Herbert

Student success is at the center of everything we do in the Herbert College of Agriculture. We strive to empower, support, engage, educate, and connect our students through inclusive and holistic efforts. Learn about our academic offerings and how to be a successful student.

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