Students placed in Math 106, Intermediate Algebra, may elect to participate in a short course to prepare for College Algebra. For more information, visit www.utc.edu/Academic/DevelopmentalMath.
Students with an Enhanced ACT composite score of 18 or better (SAT total of 840 or above) are exempt from the reading course. Students with an Enhanced ACT composite score of 17 or lower must enroll in Education 105.
Freshman students without the Enhanced ACT or the SAT must take the reading placement exam. Students with a raw score of 49 or lower may be required to take University Studies 100 after completion of Education 105.
All incoming students who have three years or more of high school study in a single foreign language (and no college level study of the language) and who wish to continue study in that language will be required to take a placement test to determine their level of competence in that language. A student may begin study of the language at the level determined by the placement exam.
New Student Registration
During orientation sessions, students will receive academic advisement and register for courses. In most cases, students who have declared a major will be advised in the major departments. Students who have not yet declared a major will be advised by personnel from the Retention and Advisement Office. In addition to meeting with their major department, student athletes should also meet with staff in the Athletic Department to verify compliance with NCAA regulations.
Advisement begins after the placement exam results are available. Each student will receive a RAP sheet and will meet with an academic advisor to determine the student's courses for the upcoming semester.
Regular Advisement and Registration
As noted above, each student must schedule an advisement session before registering for courses for the following semester. This section describes campus resources available to all students to help in the advisement and registration process. This section also presents information related to registering for courses.
The Advising Process
The following sections review the specific advising processes for different groups of students.
Advising for Adult Students
Students enrolled though the Adult Students program may receive academic advising from the Adult Students Center located in 278 University Center or call (423) 425-2694. The staff of the center can assist students in course enrollment as well as the payment of fees.
Advising for Transfer Students
All transfer students must meet with an advisor before registering for classes. Transfer students who have declared a major should contact the department to schedule an advising session. Transfer students who have not declared a major must contact the Advisement Office located in 278 University Center or (423) 425-4573 for assistance. Questions or concerns regarding the acceptance of transfer credits should be directed to the Advisement Office.
Advising for Students Who are Pre-Majors or Who Have Not Declared a Major
The staff in the Retention and Advisement Office advise students who are pre-majors or who have not yet declared a major. To schedule an appointment with an advisor, the student should go to the Advisement Office located in 278 University Center or call (423) 425-4573.
All students must declare a major after they have completed 24 credit hours.
The following academic programs provide the pre-major status.
- Athletic Training
- Computer Science
- Physical Therapy
- Social Work
Students who plan to attend law school should meet with a pre-law advisor in the Department of Political Science, the Department of English, the Department of History, or the Department of Legal Assistant Studies. The advisors help student develop a course of study that will prepare them for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). The pre-law advisor will also suggest additional courses and non-academic activities that will prepare students for law school. Students should also contact their major departments for guidance in completing the Bachelor degree.
Dr. David W. Carrithers, Political Science
Dr. Katherine Rehyansky, Department of English
Dr. James Russell, Department of History
Prof. Karen McGuffee, Legal Assistant Studies
Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Students
Students who plan to attend medical or dental school should meet with a pre-medical advisor in either the Department of Chemistry or the Department of Biological and Environmental Science. The advisors help students develop a course of study that will prepare them for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The minimum requirements for admission to a medical school are16 hours of Chemistry (general and organic), 8 hours of Biology (general biology), 8 hours of Physics (general physics), and 6 hours of English. The pre-medical advisor will also suggest additional courses and non-academic activities that