Schedule of Classes: Several weeks before the registration process begins, the Records Office posts the class schedule at www.utc.edu/Public/ClassFind. This webpage allows students to review all the available courses for the upcoming semester. For each course, the webpage lists the course name and number and the number of each section of the course. The webpage also lists the name of the instructor, the days and times that the course meets, the maximum enrollment, any pre- or corequisties for the course, and the number of students currently enrolled in each section of the course. Students should consult the Schedule of Classes to prepare a preliminary schedule before meeting with the advisor.
The Advisement Office: Located in room 361 of the University Center, the staff of the Advisement Office help students in their academic growth and adjustment to university life. The staff provide academic advising and registration services for students who have not declared a major. In addition to course selection and registration, the staff provide students with information regarding student support services.
The Records Office: The Records Office, located in 109 Race Hall, maintains all student academic records, coordinates course scheduling and registration processes, certifies NCAA continuing academic eligibility, certifies veterans, and verifies students' eligibility for graduation.
New Student Orientation and Registration
The Orientation Office in coordination with the Admissions Office, the Advisement Office, and the Student Development Office provides the new student orientation programs for freshmen and transfer students. These programs introduce students to the campus and University life.
Each orientation session includes a tour of the campus, an explanation of its facilities and academic programs, small group discussions with faculty and students, placement exams, advising and registration, and the opportunity to become acquainted with fellow students.
The University also hosts an optional Parent Orientation. The Parent Orientation occurs at the same time as the student orientation and helps parents learn about campus services, financial aid, and other topics.
Participation in an orientation session is mandatory for all new students. The dates for upcoming sessions are found on the Orientation web pages (see below). Orientation information is sent to all accepted students. Information regarding orientation registration, fees, and other requirements is included in the packet. Students should carefully read this information prior to attending an orientation session. Students register for orientation sessions online. Orientation availability is limited, and students may register on a first come first serve basis. Students are encouraged to register for orientation early. Once registered for orientation, students receive a confirmation brochure with a detailed agenda.
Prior to attending an orientation session, the student must have completed the admission process. Students registering for the Early Bird Program may complete their admission immediately following high school graduation. A final high school transcript, college transcripts for joint-enrollment credit, and Advanced Placement scores must be sent to the Admissions Office. The student must return the completed medical history form to Student Development prior to course registration. Other orientation information (e.g., housing, meals, contact information, etc.) can be found on the freshman and transfer student orientation web pages via the Admissions Office: www.utc.edu/orientation. For additional information, contact the Orientation Office at (423) 425-5220.
The University asks most entering freshmen to complete placement exams prior to enrolling in certain courses. Students take these exams during orientation to establish their proficiency in mathematics, writing, and reading. Additionally, students should contact the Foreign Languages Department for appropriate testing times and dates for foreign language placement.
English Placement Test
Students with an ACT English subscore of 18 or less (SAT Verbal of 459 or less) must take the English placement exam. Students with an ACT English subscore of 28 or greater (SAT Verbal of 630 or greater) may enroll in English 121 or elect to take the placement test to place in a higher-level composition course. Students who have transferred the equivalent of English 105, 106, 121, or 122 do not need to take the English placement exam.
|ACT English Subscore||SAT Verbal Score||Requirement|
|18 or less||459 or less||Must take English Placement test.Placement score determines English requirements.|
|19 or higher||460 or higher||Students are not required to take the placement test andare automatically placed into ENGL 121.|
|28 or higher||630 or higher||Students may opt to take the English placement test to determine if placement in ENGL 122 is appropriate. English Department personnel will be responsible for updating placement information for students who are placed into 122.|