The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is going on the road again.
The annual Power C Tour, which kicks off this Thursday, Oct. 5, with a visit to Memphis, will give prospective students across Tennessee four chances in October and November to learn more about UTC.
“We know that everybody can’t make it out to Chattanooga, so it’s a great opportunity for UTC to come to you,” said Terrence Banks, assistant director of recruitment and engagement.
“We make it fun so the idea of applying to college or going to college is less scary and more exciting, he said. It’s an informal, come-as-you-are event and you don’t have to stay for the whole thing. We also have food and encourage students to bring their parents and their friends.”
Power C Tour Dates
Thursday, Oct. 5—Memphis
Tuesday, Oct. 24—Nashville
Monday, Oct. 30—Knoxville
Wednesday, Nov. 8—Chattanooga
Prospective students can receive an admissions decision at the event. Qualified high seniors who meet admissions requirements (2.85 GPA with an 18 ACT or a 2.5 GPA with a 21 ACT, top 10% of high school graduating class or 4.0 cumulative GPA) can get admitted to UTC in a “Moc Minute at the four Power C Tour events without paying an application fee.
“Being able to get accepted to UTC that night can really take the pressure off the students, and even parents,” Banks said.
To participate in Moc Minute, students must submit an online application at www.utc.edu/apply at least 48 hours in advance; students should ask their school counselor to print their transcript and put it in a sealed envelope to bring to the event—or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Power C Tours aim to give would-be Mocs a feel for UTC and useful information about academic programs, admissions, housing, tuition, financial aid and campus life.
“We just want to see you and answer all your questions,” Banks said.
The most-asked questions Banks and the UTC crew field on the road trip?
“People are so curious about what you can do on campus and in Chattanooga,” Banks said. “I like to tell them about our Division I sports teams and how they can attend all UTC athletic events for free.
“As for Chattanooga, there’s great food and cultural events, tons of internship opportunities and, of course, the outdoors. It’s such a beautiful campus and a beautiful city that you don’t even have to be outdoorsy to enjoy.”
Make sure to register for the Power C Tour, especially if you plan to take advantage of same-day admissions.