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Veterans Impact Program

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, announces the Veteran Impact Program (VIP). A new initiative within the Veterans Success Center, the VIP is a one-semester cohort program for incoming student veterans that will support their transition to UT and maximize their first-year experience on Rocky Top. Veteran Impact will introduce these new Vols to the academic success skills and resources that will enhance their collegiate journey.

UT’s academic-support initiatives champion the success of every scholar, including ones that—based on current data — substantially benefit from personal engagement and community building. While programs change with evolving data, participation is open to all scholars.

  • All incoming first-year and transfer student veterans who are admitted to UT are invited to apply to VIP 
  • Submit program application 
  • Complete program requirements successfully

  • VIP Orientation – a customized, unique orientation to the Volunteer experience 
  • Customized individual academic plans to help student scholars achieve their academic dreams 
  • Strengths-based academic coaching with a veterans academic coach 
  • Enrollment in Veterans Transition course 
  • Tailored access to Student Success resources like the Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration and the Vol Study Center (tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, study sessions, learning assistance) 
  • Engagement with financial wellness and programming to support peer engagement 
  • Laptop/iPad access 
  • Complete Veterans Success Center services 
  • Exclusive access to veterans scholarships 
  • Financial incentive of $500 at the end of the semester and an additional $500 after completing your first year and only after successfully completing all program requirements


Complete VIP application  Enroll in Veterans Pre-College Program 
Attend Veteran Orientation  Attend VIP kickoff event 
Enroll in Veteran Transition course (one credit hour)  Meet with veteran academic coach twice per semester (first meeting within first six weeks)
Attend at least one Supplemental Instruction session during the semester (tutor, Academic Success Center, Writing Center, etc.)  Attend one high-impact veteran event
Attend one workshop or coaching meeting with Center for Career Development & Academic Exploration