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InVOLve is an invitation-only summer program where a select group of first-year students are invited to begin their college career early during second session summer. InVOLve students will take two classes and participate in social and academic programming designed to enhance their first-year experience at UT. Participants will meet faculty, staff, and student leaders who are eager to support their success on Rocky Top.

InVOLve Summer 2021 will be fully virtual from June 28-July 31, 2021.

Students who are eligible for this program are invited by Undergraduate Admissions. Student participants are first-time, first-year freshmen. Only 30 participants are selected from a thorough review of their admission’s application to participate in InVOLve. Invited students come from a variety of backgrounds from high schools with competitive academic programs.

As an InVOLve student, you will connect with your Vol Success Team – your academic advisor, academic coach, and a One Stop counselor. Your Vol Success Team who will help you navigate your first year at UT. InVOLve students will also have tutoring and writing help available during the summer session and beyond.

You will take part in a variety of virtual social events throughout the program with the aim of developing connections with each other and other groups on campus. Learn about what it means to be a Volunteer and how to become an active part of the University of Tennessee community.

In order to continue enrollment into fall 2021, you must complete 6 credit hours with a 2.3 GPA or better during summer second session. Additionally, participation in academic coaching and select social events are required parts of the program.

  • Six hours of college credit by taking two courses: English 101 and Psychology 110. If students bring course credit through IB, AP or Dual Enrollment, they will work with coordinators to determine appropriate summer courses.
  • Experience their first coursework alongside a small cohort of peers while learning student success strategies that contribute to their critical thinking skills and first-year experience.
  • InVOLve students also have the opportunity to connect with faculty, staff, and other student leaders early in their UT experience.

Tuition and fees for six hours of coursework costs approximately $2,556 for in-state tuition and $7,110 for out-of-state tuition based on Summer 2020 estimated tuition and fees. Visit One Stop for more information on tuition and fees.

To see the full summer schedule, click here.

Questions about programming:

Jose Lee-Perez, Assistant Director, First-Year Programs

Questions about admissions:

Norma Harrington, Undergraduate Admissions