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Next Steps: Admitted Students

Congratulations on your admission! We’re happy to welcome you to the Volunteer Family.

Once you’ve been admitted, there are several things you need to take care of before arriving on campus. A few key items are below.

More information on these steps and a complete checklist of the tasks you need to complete before orientation are available on your MyUTK account.

Before getting started: You’ll need to set up your NetID password.

Your NetID is your university username. Log in to your Go Vols account to retrieve your NetID. If you need help with your NetID, contact the Help Desk at 865-974-9900. Once you have your NetID, visit our directory to set up your password. You will use this information to log in to your UT email address, which is the official means of communication between the university and students.

Be sure to use your NetID and password to log in to MyUTK at for a comprehensive checklist of tasks you need to complete before joining us on campus.

If you have any questions about your admitted major, please contact the Transfer Center team at 865-974-1111 or

Here are a few of the most important steps as a newly admitted transfer student:

Step 1: Confirm your enrollment.

Log into your Go Vols Portal and pay $250 the enrollment deposit online. The deposit is nonrefundable and nontransferable, but the great news is that it will be credited toward your first semester costs. Detailed step-by-step instructions are located in the enrollment checklist on your Go Vols Portal.

Step 2. Register for orientation.

All new students are required to attend orientation, and special sessions are held throughout the year for transfer students. Review the dates for transfer orientation and register for a session prior to your term of enrollment.

During orientation, you will be advised and register for classes. You can review the course catalog. Before the beginning of each academic term, you can view semester class offerings and schedules in the online timetable.

Step 3. Review your transfer credit evaluation.

College transcripts are evaluated after you are admitted to the university. Credit evaluations are typically completed within four weeks of your date of admission with priority given to confirmed students.

You may access your completed transfer credit evaluation in MyUTK under Academic Resources – Academic History.

Please review your credit evaluation carefully and bring a copy with you to orientation to discuss with your academic advisor.

For questions about your credit evaluations, contact the transfer evaluators at or 865-946-3864.

Step 4. Submit the FAFSA.

Update your previously filed FAFSA to include UT Knoxville as your first-choice college/university.

Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year at UT’s federal code is 003530. Submit the FAFSA as soon as possible to be considered for the widest range of federal and state aid for the 2024-25 academic year.