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Graduate Admissions and Response to COVID-19

The Office of Graduate Admissions recognizes that you may be concerned about how the impacts of COVID-19 affect you as an applicant or a recently admitted student to one of our graduate programs. We want to assure you that we are here for you. Our staff are available to assist you by phone, email, or virtual appointment. We are continuing to review applications and admit students to our graduate programs.

If you need assistance in completing your application because of concerns about obtaining transcripts, submitting English certification or GRE scores, or if we can assist you in any other way during the admissions process, please contact us. You may also request to update your application in order to be considered for a future semester. We can be reached by phone at 865-974-3251 or you can use our contact form.

If you are an international applicant or admitted student with questions about immigration, staff from the Center for Global Engagement (CGE) can assist. You may email CGE at They also have a page of frequently asked questions that may help you.

For additional information about the university’s response to COVID-19, visit the official UT Coronavirus webpage where daily updates are posted by our administration. The Graduate School also has information specific to graduate and professional students in response to COVID-19. Thank you for your interest and desire to study at UT.