Frequently Asked Questions
What happens if I repeat a class?
Students may repeat any UTC or transfer course. Provided prerequisites are met, students may replace a total of three grades of C or lower. The first three grades in one or more subjects may be replaced; the total number of replaced grades cannot exceed three. Effective fall 2010, developmental studies courses will not be included in the grade replacement limit. Grades of S, NC, and W will not count in the allotted number of replacement grades.
How do I get into a closed class?
There are NO MORE CLOSED CLASS forms. All closed class requests are processed through the academic department and are done online…as an override. The department does the override to allow you to register then you go online to process the registration.
How many hours do I need to pass to be a sophomore, junior, or senior?
Sophomore 30-59 semester hours; Junior 60-89 semester hours; Senior 90 or more semester hours.
I want to take summer classes at an institution close to home. How will I know if they transfer?
A transfer equivalency chart for all two year Tennessee public institutions is available on the Records website. The charts list courses offered at the two year schools and how the credit transfers to UTC. http://www.utc.edu/Administration/Records/transfer.php
Do I have any holds on my account?
If so, how can I remove them? Holds can be viewed in your MyMocsNet account. All holds must be cleared prior to registering. In order to clear the hold(s), you must visit each department that has issued the hold.
Does UTC offer online classes or online degrees?
Presently, UTC does not offer an undergraduate online degree program. However, there are some academic departments teaching online classes. Check the schedule of classes for a list of the courses being offered.
How many elective hours do I need to take?
Electives are courses not specifically required for a degree. The number of electives required to graduate are determined by each academic program. See the online catalog or academic department’s websites for more information regarding the major and related requirements.
Where can I get help or tutoring for a class?
Go to the Center for Advisement and Student Success website for a complete list of tutoring services. http://www.utc.edu/Administration/AdvisementAndStudentSuccess/
How do I know the requirements for my major?
Specific requirements for majors can be found in the online catalog, program check sheets via the Records website, and the academic department’s websites.
What is a prerequisite and how can I check prerequisites for a class?
A prerequisite is a required course which must be successfully completed before a particular course can be taken. Prerequisites can be found in the schedule of classes and/or the online catalog.
How do I change my major?
The University encourages students to declare a major before completing 42 credit hours. Students may declare a major by completing a form available in the Records Office, 109 Race Hall, or submit a request online at www.utc.edu/Administration/Records/forms.php.
How do I find out who my academic advisor is?
Academic advisors are members of the faculty teaching in the student’s major. Some colleges and programs use professional staff to advise students. Students can find the name of their advisor in their MyMocsNet account. Located in Room 108 of the University Center, the staff of the Center for Advisement and Student Success provides academic advising for many freshmen as well as students who have not declared a major. In addition to course selection and registration, the staff provides students with information regarding student support services.
How do I make an appointment with my advisor?
Per advisor’s discretion, appointments can be made by phone, e-mail, and blackboard or in person. Check your MyMocsNet account for a link to your advisor and their advisement schedule.
Why can't I see all of grades in Blackboard?
Official grades are posted on your MyMocsNet account at the end of each semester. Blackboard is a tool used by most professors not all. It is the professor’s discretion to post grades on blackboard.