Jun 23, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Freshman Program (Dual/Joint Enrollment)

Academically talented students may be admitted into the Pre-Freshman Program by having a planned Individual Education Program (IEP). The following criteria must be met by each applicant.

  1. Enrollment recommended as a part of the student’s planned Individual Education Program (IEP) as determined by the multi-disciplinary team process.
  2. Certified to be academically talented or gifted according to the criteria for certification of intellectually gifted which are contained in the Tennessee State Department of Education Student Evaluation Manual.
  3. High school grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Must have fully utilized the school’s or school system’s courses in the desired area of study, or must have satisfactorily completed tests for these courses with a score of 75 or better.

A student who does not have an IEP may be admitted to the Pre-Freshman Program by meeting all of the following criteria:

  1. A recommendation from the high school guidance counselor.
  2. A minimum high school grade point average 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or an ACT composite score of 25.

Admission in the Pre-Freshman program will allow enrollment in one course per semester if seats are available. Approval from the academic department to enroll in the desired course is also required. Exceptions to take more than one course may be made. Please seek permission from the Admissions Office. College credit will be given for courses that are satisfactorily completed. This admission is not available for enrollment in activity or private instruction courses. A semester grade of “B” or better is expected; however, a semester review of the student’s success will be performed by the University to determine whether continued enrollment is allowed. It is expected that such students return to their high school for completion of the senior year and graduation.