Fall 2013 Freshmen Registration Information
UTC is committed to each student’s academic success. We know how important it is for you, as a first-year student, to be enrolled in courses that are well matched to your academic background and skill level. These courses will also help you meet the requirements of the university so that you can reach your ultimate goal of graduation.
Faculty and Academic Advisors will create a Fall 2013 course schedule for all first year students. Courses will be selected for you based on your intended major (as indicated from your Academic Interest Questionnaire), your placement scores, and information you provide for us in this survey.
For your first semester at UTC, you will be registered for courses geared towards meeting the degree requirements based on your chosen major. We’re registering all first-year students for the following courses:
- Rhetoric and Composition course (if credit not previously received)
- Mathematics course (if credit not previously received)
As recommended by your department and based on your AIQ, you will be registered for additional courses from the following list:
- Department related course(s)
- General Education course(s)
- Foreign Language course (if major requires)
- First Year Studies course(s)
*UHON students will be registered based on University Honors curriculum.
If you have credit for English 1010 and/or 1020 through Advanced Placement (AP) or Dual Enrollment, you DO NOT NEED to take the English Directed Self-Placement Exam; instead, see the appropriate section below. If you do not have AP or Dual enrollment credit, complete the English Directed Self-Placement Exam before proceeding.
If you already have credit for 1006, 1010 and/or 1020 through dual enrollment, transfer credit or another means, select the appropriate course in your AIQ. Please bring to Orientation a printout of your course record from the college where you earned your composition credits. This documentation will help your advisor place you in the correct composition course.
Below is UTC's policy on credit for an Advanced Placement (AP) tests. Please bring to Orientation a printout of your test results. This documentation will help your advisor place you in the correct composition course.
Advanced Placement—English Literature
Score of 4 or 5 = Credit for English 2230 and 2130 (6 hours)
Score of 3 plus English ACT subscore of 24 or better = Credit for ENGL 2230 or 2130 (3 hours only)
Advanced Placement—English Language and Composition
Score of 4 or 5 = Credit for English 1010 and 1020 (6 hours)
Score of 3 plus English ACT subscore of 24 or better = Credit for English 1010 (3 hours)
NOTE: Transfer students who have received different kinds of credit at another institution will be reviewed individually.
Majors and Programs
When you applied to UTC, you listed a major to pursue while you’re here. You can choose to pursue that major or you can follow a new path. We encourage you to explore as many departments and majors as you wish before choosing an AIQ to complete. For more information on the program and majors UTC offers, please visit the Majors and Programs page. If you are still undecided please fill out the Pre-Major/Undecided AIQ.
Academic Interest Questionnaire (AIQ)
To help us determine the appropriate courses, we want to know more about you – about your high school experiences and about your expectations and plans for your college experience at UTC. We will do our best to register you for classes based on your answers to the AIQ. The schedule created for you will provide a strong start for your academic journey and will put you on the right path to academic success. You will be given a copy of your Fall 2013 schedule at Orientation where you will have the opportunity to speak with an experienced academic advisor about your schedule.
By May 1st, please complete an AIQ for your chosen major listed on the next page. Your course schedule for the Fall will not be created without this essential information.
If you have any questions, review the AIQ frequently asked questions page.