Carter Counseling Newsletter

September 2020

TN Promise

Upcoming TN Promise dates and deadlines to keep in mind:

• October 1, 2020 - The 2021-2022 FAFSA opens for completion at
• November 2, 2020 - The Class of 2021 TN Promise Application deadline
• December 1, 2020 - TN Promise Community Service deadline for spring 2021
• December 1, 2020 - UT Promise Application Deadline
• February 1, 2021 - The 2021-2022 FAFSA deadline

Please contact your counselor if you need help completing your TN Promise application.

How to complete your TN Promise Application

1. To complete the TN Promise application, you must have the following: • First and last name as they appear on your Social Security card • Social Security number as it appears on your Social Security card • Date of birth • Email address

2. Visit and click the Apply Now for TN Promise banner found at the top of the page.

3. Click Register if you do not already have an account or Sign In if you have previously used the TSAC system. • You may already have an account if you took a dual enrollment class in high school.

4. If you are a new user, click Create a Log In.

5. Complete the form, check the box to accept the terms and conditions and click Create My Account. • Record your username and password somewhere safe, along with the answers to your security questions.

6. Click Click Here To Log In.

7. Enter the username and password you created and click Log In.

8. Click Continue to confirm your previously selected personal image.

9. Click Apply in the top left corner of your screen.

10.From the list of scholarships, click on Tennessee Promise Scholarship Award 2021-2022 to access the application.

11. Complete the scholarship application. • Watch for error messages in red. • Please note the email address you provide on your TN Promise application is the email address tnAchieves will use to communicate deadlines and reminders. It is important to use a working email that you check at least weekly or risk missing important requirements.

12. Once you complete the application, click Continue and a confirmation will appear. • The TN Promise application is not complete until a confirmation screen appears. You should print the confirmation email for your records!

13. To check on the status of an application, click View Summary from your account home page. With tnAchieves, you will be part of the Class of 2021 until a loss of eligibility or a terminating event occurs

Senior Meetings


Please use the link below to schedule your senior meeting. We will discuss your schedule, post secondary, testing, scholarships, and more.

Mrs. Bell (last name A-G):

Mrs. Brown (last name H-O):

Mr. Meade (last name P-Z):


ETSU has waived their application fee for College App Week, Sept 21-25. Take advantage of this opportunity to apply to ETSU for FREE using the code welcome21. You can access the application HERE.

Also, Bucky's Road Trip will be coming to the Knoxville area on September 21 and 22. If you have any questions about ETSU make sure to register for a time slot and stop by.

You can see the full schedule here:

UT Promise

Use this link for more information about the UT PROMISE:

Virtual College Fair

Use this link to register for the Virtual College Fair on Sept 13, Oct 12, 18 and Nov 8 .

Paying for College Webinar (FREE)

Join the THEC/TSAC Outreach team as they provide the Paying for College webinar through the month of September. The webinar will provide families with an overview of the financial aid process including information about FAFSA, TN Promise, and the HOPE Scholarship. Each webinar will provide the same information so please register for the date/time that works best for you!

Click the link below to register!

Completing your FAFSA

2021-2022 FAFSA Overview

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the main financial aid application that students complete to determine if they qualify for any state/federal scholarships or grants. The FAFSA can be completed online at Beginning October 1, 2020, students and parents can begin to file the 2021-2022 FAFSA using 2019 tax information. Prior to FAFSA completion, students and parents/legal guardians will be required to create an FSA ID online at The student and parent/legal guardian FSA IDs are used to access and sign the student’s FAFSA. It is important to note that the student and parent cannot use the same email address for both the student and parent FSA ID. Separate email addresses are needed. FSA ID information should be stored in an easily accessible, secure place for future reference!

Students will sign in using their FSA ID to begin filing the FAFSA online at We encourage students to file the 2021-2022 FAFSA using 2019 tax information as soon as the application opens on October 1 as some scholarships and grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The 2021-2022 FAFSA cannot be filed prior to October 1, 2020. In most cases, students will need parent/guardian 2019 tax information in order to successfully file the FAFSA as a student is considered a dependent of their parent until the age of 24. It is important that students ensure they are filing the 2021-2022 FAFSA by the February 1, 2021 deadline. Failure to complete the correct year’s FAFSA by the deadline will result in the loss of TN Promise scholarship eligibility. After submitting the FAFSA, the student will receive a confirmation email to the email provided on the application. If a student does not receive a confirmation from Federal Student Aid then the FAFSA was not successfully submitted. Hold onto your confirmation, along with your FSA ID information, for future reference!

New Counseling Website

Check out our new Counseling website HERE. We've updated it with links to how to apply for the TN Promise and FAFSA, scholarship links, general announcements, and more!

Join Remind ....

Class of 2021: text @4edb6f to 81010

Carter High School Counseling (9-11): text @hh66cdk to 81010

How to order a transcript:

  1. Go to
  2. Select the blue “start” button.
  3. In the institution name box, type Carter High School, then select “search”.
  4. Click on the selection button to select Carter High School then choose “next”.
  5. Enter the student information and enter your Knox County student number only.
  6. Please note to mark if you are currently enrolled or enrolled in a previous school year.

Early graduates – After December, you still will select currently enrolled in academic year.

  1. Use the cursor to sign your name electronically and accept signature. Check the box to certify information then select “next”.
  2. Search and “select” available institutions to receive your transcript. You may request more than one school. After choosing your institutions select “next”
  3. Review your order and make sure all information is correct and you have selected the correct institutions.
  4. Please complete all contact information. It is required before moving on to the next page. Once you review and everything is correct, select “submit order”.

* If you graduated prior to 2005 please contact Knox County Records Management at (865) 215-5657 to request your transcripts.

Meet your Counselors:

Jessie Bell students with last names A-G

Beth Brown students with last names H-O

Adam Meade students with last names P-Z