Scholarships, a Book Loan Program, opportunities for employment, free use of program resources, and costs paid for approved events. The program also provides information on additional financial resources to help students finance their bachelor's degree and studies at the graduate level.
Graduate School Advising - The goal of this service is to inspire qualified students to obtain a graduate or professional degree. The program also offers graduate or professional school entrance examination study techniques and assistance with the application process.
Cultural Enrichment Activities - Students are given free tickets to local and regional cultural enrichment events.
Peer Mentoring - This service provides opportunities for freshmen to build relationships with successful upperclass students (Peer Mentor). Students are matched with a Peer Mentor according to academic major and/or career interest.
Students may apply for admission by picking up an application in 216 Frist Hall or by contacting staff at (423) 425-5235. Applicants are selected based on availability of space in the program. For additional information, visit www.utc.edu/Administration/StudentSupportServices/.
Transcripts of a students record are released only with the students written authorization. Requests should be made to First Place and in advance of the date the transcripts are needed. The processing of transcripts may take as long as two weeks at the beginning or end of a term. Transcript request forms are available in First Place, 101 Hooper Hall, and online at www.utc.edu/firstplace.
Transcripts are not released for students who have an indebtedness of any type to the University.
The Division of Student Development invites students, University and Chattanooga communities to the University Center (UC). The University Center is a 200,000+ square foot facility serving as the hub of activity on the campus. It is located at the "big arch" entry way, and it houses a 100-station student microcomputer lab; the University Echo, student newspaper; Student Government Association offices; 600-seat commons area; Student Development offices; meeting spaces; and a 300-seat auditorium. Food, coffee, snacks, books, UTC logo clothing and wireless internet provide ways for students to connect to the University outside of the academic classroom. The offices of Placement and Student Employment, Counseling and Career Development, Advisement and Adult Services, Cooperative Education and International Programs, and Admission tours are located in the University Center. As a part of the University's total commitment to students, the University Center and Student Life staffs provide culturally diverse, social, and recreational activity programs aimed at enhancing the educational experiences of students towards life long learning.
University Honors Program
Each year the University Honors (UHON) Program admits 30 to 40 freshmen. This prestigious program offers to members an atmosphere that nurtures their intellects, sense of social responsibility, and drive to lead. The goal is to foster a community of scholars who enjoy each other's company, benefit from each other's work, and provide the University with new ideas and ways to excellence.
To achieve this goal, the Program provides Honors students with a specialized general education curriculum tailored to their talents and needs; opportunities for social, University, and community service; personal advisement; priority registration; an exclusive reading room and computer lab; and membership in a highly visible and respected group of students. Most Honors students receive a full four-year scholarship.
Applicants to the UHON Program should have a record of outstanding achievement and promise. Continuance is reviewed each semester and is contingent upon the student's academic performance. All UHON students are obligated to complete Departmental Honors. Interested high school seniors should submit a UHON application by December 15. For more information and a current application write to: University Honors Program, 202 Guerry Hall, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN 37403; call (423) 425-4128; or visit the program's web site at: www.utc.edu/Administration/UniversityHonors.
Upward Bound is a pre-college, federally funded U.S. Department of Education/TRIO program for students who have the ability to complete a program of post-secondary education, but who may not achieve this ambition because of constraints imposed by family income levels and the lack of knowledge about the college admissions process. The program provides supplemental academic assistance, educational and career guidance, and cultural enrichment activities. The goal of the program is to help students acquire the prerequisite skills, motivation and knowledge to enter and complete a college or university. Students enrolled in the ninth, tenth or eleventh grade at Brainerd High School, Howard School of Academics and Technology or East Ridge High school, with a recommendation from their high school counselor or other school officials, will be considered for the program. For more information and to request an application, call (423) 425-4691 or write to:
Upward Bound Program Dept. 5005
2 Stagmaier Hall
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Chattanooga, TN 37403.
WUTC is the public radio station licensed to The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Operating at 88.1 FM, it provides a 24 hour-a-day broadcasting service. WUTC is an eclectic music and informational programming source for this area. WUTC is the National Public Radio Station for the tri-state region.