Tech invites Upper Cumberland students to visit Tech after dark

COOKEVILLE – Local students may think they know Tennessee Tech, but the university is inviting them to get a special look at what it is like to live wings up as a Golden Eagle.

Local high school students and their parents are invited to Tech After Dark Thursday, Nov. 4 starting at 7 p.m.

“This special event gives graduating seniors from the areas local to Tech an opportunity to see a side of the university they may not be familiar with,” said Director of Admissions Steve Keller. “Being from the local area, many of these students may have been on campus before, but we are excited to have them here for this exclusive evening event only for local students.”

Local students will get special sneak peeks at labs, demonstrations and other locations not typically seen during a campus tour. Parents will have an opportunity to learn more about Tech from Tech President Phil Oldham, the faculty senate president, the director of admissions and a panel of current students.

Registration for Tech After Dark is open now and available at

Tennessee Tech’s Fall 2022 application for admission opened in August with the priority scholarship deadline set for Dec. 15. For traditional high school students, the primary undergraduate admission requirement is based on their high school GPA with some programs and scholarships requiring ACT or SAT test scores. The important thing for students to remember is to apply early in their senior year to qualify for Tech scholarships and to have the needed time to go through the admissions process and checklists for enrollment.

The university also recently launched the new Presidential Scholars freshmen scholarship program that gives more scholarships to more students – guaranteed. This program offers guaranteed scholarships to high school students with good to great grades and test scores. Students just need to submit their application for admissions by Dec. 15 and meet the qualifications. Students can apply by visiting

Tennessee Tech is ranked as a “Best National University” by U.S. News & World Report. The university offers more than 200-plus programs of study, and Tech grads leave with the least debt of all public universities in the state. In fact, based on total cost and alumni earnings, Tech provides students with the highest return on investment for any public university in Tennessee, according to PayScale.

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