I am starting the program in 3 weeks I am assigned to apsu though...I live 20 minutes from etsu but by the time I decided to apply a missed the deadline for them, and apsu had an easier application process. From what I know though the programs are pretty similar regardless if your homeschool so if you are I. The Johnson city area I wouldn't mind a stuffy buddy!
Keep in touch if you choose the RODP program...Knoxville is close enough for us to be study buddies I am a little nervous about not having people to work with in class, so someone in my area would be great! Good luck to you as well!