Responsibility for Following Degree Requirements
Each student is responsible for understanding and following the policies outlined in this catalog and for understanding the specific degree requirements for his or her program of study. The "Academic Regulations" chapter of this catalog describes the general requirements that all students must fulfill to complete a Bachelor's degree. The "Course Listing" section describes the course requirements for each major. Although faculty and other University officials may offer advice regarding particular matters, the student must ensure that he or she understands the consequence of acting on such advice. Moreover, the student assumes sole responsibility for the consequence of creating or modifying his or her course schedule.
The Records Office is responsible for determining whether the student has fulfilled the requirements for the degree. The Report of Academic Progress (RAP) sheet is an advising aid and is not an official audit of the student's fulfillment of degree requirements.
The Office of Financial Aid is responsible for determining the student's eligibility for specific financial aid and scholarship considerations. Students are responsible for understanding that altering the course schedule may jeopardize the eligibility for financial support.
Registering For Classes
All UTC students are responsible for registering for courses. The Records Office sends to each student's MocsNet email account the date and time that their registration sessions begin. Students may register for courses after their advising session, during which they receive the advisement code.
Students may register online through the Student Information link in the MocsNet account. Students must know their Secure ID (SID) to access the Student Information link in MocsNet. Online registration also requires the advisement code.
Students may also register at the Records Office if they have the completed Registration Form and Closed Class Forms with appropriate signatures. International students must register through the International Student Office and cannot register online or in any other office.
Registration Limits and Excess Hours
Students may register for 20 or fewer hours each spring and fall semester without prior approval of the Petitions Committee. Students must receive advanced approval of the Petitions Committee to register for more than 20 hours.
Summer registration limits are as follows:
- 7 hours during any 5-week session
- 10 hours during any 7-week session
- 10 hours during any overlapping 5-week and 7-week sessions
- 20 hours during the entire summer term
Written consent of the advisor is required to register for a total of 17 to 20 hours in the summer. Requests for exceptions to these limits must receive advance approval by the Petitions Committee.
Students requesting approval of the Petitions Committee to register for excess hours for a given semester must submit the petition to the Records Office (109 Race Hall) no later than one week prior to the first day of class for each semester or summer term. The petition form can be accessed through the UTC website at www.utc.edu/Administration/Records/forms.php.
All students are responsible for processing their course registrations, additions and drops. All students who register must pay fees unless the student drops the courses before the first day of classes. Failure to attend classes is not evidence of the student's intent to drop classes or withdraw from the University. Students who do not attend classes will remain on the class roster and will receive grades for these courses. Registration and drop dates for each specific term can be found on the University's online calendar.
Students may find that a course is closed when attempting to add the course to the schedule. If there are not other suitable sections of the course, students may seek permission of the department head in which the class is housed for permission to enroll in the closed class. Students seeking this permission need to complete a Closed Class Form, available in the Records Office or have the department head give permission for an online closed class authorization.
Students who wish to attend undergraduate classes without earning credit or receiving grades may register as auditors. Students auditing a course are under no obligation of regular attendance, preparation, recitation, or examination, and receive no letter grades or credit. Fees for auditing courses are the same as those for courses taken for credit.
Modifying the Course Schedule
Students may alter the course schedule before the term begins and during the first two weeks of classes. Students may alter the schedule online during the first week of classes. During the second week, students must submit a course registration form with the appropriate instructor's and/or department head's signature to the Records Office, 109 Race Hall. The General Regulations section presents specific rules governing the addition and withdrawal from courses. Students who receive financial aid or scholarships should consider modifying their schedules with care as some changes may produce negative financial consequences. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office.