ETSU Info for High School Counselors
Welcome to the High School Counselor Information page.
We are here to help guide you and your students with applying for admission, scholarships, financial aid, and housing. Plus, we'll help navigate the many other factors that lead to becoming an enrolled Buccaneer! For contact information for your designated ETSU representative, please see our list of admissions counselors .
- Founded in 1911
- Located in Johnson City, TN
- 14,500 Total Enrollment
- Average Class Size is 23
- Over 140 undergraduate, graduate, & doctoral programs
- 10 Colleges & Schools
- 250 student organizations
ETSU offers students a wide variety of academic programs, along with execellent academic advisement for your exploratory students. Visit our list of majors and minors which has links to departmental websites and to the catalog.
ETSU Admissions Requirements
The average enrolling freshman has a GPA is 3.6 GPA and a 24 ACT. The minimum GPA requirement is a 2.3 (4.0 scale) or a 19 ACT (composite). Here is a link to our Admissions Policies.
Review the list of academic requirements for freshmen. ETSU is test-optional for admission. However, an ACT/SAT score is required for scholarship consideration. A test score is also used for determining course placement. Students who do not choose to submit an ACT/SAT score will be given an opportunity to take the Accuplacer exam to determine which classes they should take.
Important Dates & Deadlines
We recommend students apply early and be aware of ETSU's various scholarship deadlines. March 1 is the annual deadline for most university scholarships. May 1 is the deadline to take the ACT/SAT exam to be considered for Academic Performance Scholarships.
Scholarship and Financial Aid Information
Tuition & Fees are released over the summer for the following academic year. You can view tuition rates on our cost page and students can use our tuition and fees estimator to get specific information based on their chosen courses. The affordability resource page explains the resources and information to get started.
- Freshman Application Information
- Virtual Tour — explore our campus from wherever you happen to be with our in-depth virtual tour!
- Campus Life (including housing & dining, student services, athletics, disability services, advising, and student organizations)
- Financial Aid
- Next Steps for Admitted Students
Come see our beautiful campus! Students are strongly encouraged to see for themselves the opportunities awaiting them at ETSU by taking a tour of campus or attending an open house. To schedule a visit, please click here.
Students who have completed the sophomore or junior year in high school may be eligible to enroll for ETSU courses while in high school. This can be one of the most economical ways to earn college credit. 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.
Join the Counselor Advisory Board
The Counselor Advisory Board is a valued partnership between high school counselors and the ETSU Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Members of the CAB offer insight and guidance on their students’ needs, goals, and plans, and how ETSU can meet those needs. We value hearing directly from you, and hope you value being the first in line to learn about new ETSU initiatives. Also, we will provide you with ETSU swag items for yourself and to display in your office. We will host you on campus as special guests at events throughout the year! We also believe one of the greatest benefits of the CAB is the opportunity for you to connect with other counselors from around the region to talk about important initiatives you are taking on at your schools.
To learn about joining, please email email@example.com.