MARTIN — In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the University of Tennessee at Martin extended its priority merit scholarship deadline until May 1 for first-year and transfer students. Students are automatically considered for priority merit scholarships when applying for admission to UT Martin if the application is submitted before the scholarship deadline. Priority merit scholarships for first-year students require a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and a 20 ACT score to be eligible and transfer students must have a 3.0 GPA. Merit scholarships are awarded as funds are available. The UT Martin Office of Undergraduate Admissions established virtual appointments with admissions counselors to answer questions prospective students may have about admissions, financial aid, housing, SOAR (Summer Orientation and Registration), class registration and more. UT Martin has postponed all in-person tours and orientation sessions until May. To schedule a virtual appointment with an admissions counselor, visit utmadmissions.questionpro.com. For more information about admissions, contact Destin Tucker, director of admissions, at email@example.com.