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Admissions » Process


Applications to TGA for the 2010-2011 school year are now available. The application deadline is February 15, 2010. Click here to access the paper application.

The application process is three-fold:

  1. Paper Application
    • Student and Family Portion - Personal information and essays
    • School Portion - teacher and counselor recommendations + transcripts and test scores
  2. Telephone Interview
  3. Face-to-Face Interview and TGA visit

After the paper application deadline (February 15, 2010), the applicant pool will be narrowed to ~80 students. All applicants will be notified as to whether they are progressing. Students who advance will be contacted to arrange a time for the telephone interview. Several dates and times will be available.

After the telephone interviews, the applicant pool will be further narrowed to ~40 students who will be invited to TGA for the TGA Experience (Friday and Saturday, April 9 and 10, 2010). Interviews, placement tests, and small group activities will help determine who will be a good fit for TGA. Presentations about TGA and current student forums will give prospective students and parents detailed information about life at TGA.

Decisions of either immediate acceptance, waiting list, and not accepted will be made as soon as possible. (Date is TBA, but likely before May 1, 2010.)


If you have any questions, please call Jeanne Brewin at 865-946-3763 or email us at



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Tennessee Governor’s Academy
2730 Island Home Boulevard
Suite 201
Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone: (865) 946-3673