3. Appeal to the Chancellor
Within five working days of the decision of the Faculty Grade Appeals Committee, the student or the faculty member may present, in writing, a request for review by the Chancellor of the University. In such event, the Chancellor shall immediately request the complete record of the case from the Faculty Grade Appeals Committee and shall make a decision on the basis of the record. The Chancellor has the ultimate authority on this campus to decide whether the grade will be changed and to effect such a change. In the event that a decision of the committee against the student is upheld by the Chancellor, that decision shall be final. If the Chancellor upholds a decision of the Faculty Grade Appeals Committee against the faculty member, the faculty member shall be requested to change the grade in accordance with the committee's ruling.
Course Repeat and Grade Replacement Policy
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. Developmental studies courses (institutional credit) will be included in the grade replacement limit, but grades of S, NC, and W will not count in the allotted number of replacement grades.
- All grades, except the three replaced grades, will be used in the grade point average computation.
- In any repeated course, excluding “r’’ courses, a student forfeits the first earned hours, if any. Previous grades and credit do not count; only the last grade counts.
- Courses in which grades of A or B were earned cannot be repeated except for “r’’ courses. If an A or B is repeated, the repetition will be changed from credit to audit. An exception is made for registered nurses who are required by the School of Nursing to repeat specified science courses (Biology 208, 210, Chemistry 121 and 122) that were originally completed 10 years or more prior to the students’ admission to the nursing major at UTC.
- For a transfer student, a “course” is interpreted as any course listed separately in an individual term on the transcript, regardless of the number of such courses needed to equate to a UTC course.
- When a student is repeating more than one course in a term and is nearing the permissible limit of three replacement grades, the following order will determine replacements: 4 hour Fs, 3 hour Fs, 2 hour Fs; 4 hour Ds, 3 hour Ds, 2 hour Ds; 1 hour Fs, 1 hour D; 4 hour Cs, 3 hour Cs, 2 hour Cs, 1 hour Cs. In the case of a tie, a grade in a course within the student’s major will be replaced first.
After a semester or summer term begins, students are expected to attend all classes until or unless the class(es) is (are) officially dropped online or in the Records Office, 109 Race Hall.
During the first two weeks of a semester, a student may officially withdraw without prejudice from any class, and no grade will be recorded. After the first two weeks of the semester and up to the final drop date, a student who officially withdraws will receive a grade of W. Comparable periods apply to each of the individual summer terms. Specific withdrawal deadlines for each semester or summer term are noted in the academic calendar.
Students may not withdraw from a course after the final drop date for the semester. The withdrawal date is published each semester in the academic calendar posted on the Records Office website at www.utc.edu/Administration/Records/calendars.php.
Exception to the Withdrawal Policy
A student experiencing a serious illness, injury, or unusually difficult personal circumstances may request an exception to the withdrawal policy by submitting documentation of these circumstances to the Registrar. The student will receive a W for all courses for which withdrawal is approved. Requests for exemptions must be submitted in writing within one calendar year of the end of the semester in question.
Failure to Withdraw from Classes
Failure to attend scheduled class meetings is not evidence of the student's intent to withdraw from a course. Students wishing to withdraw from courses must withdraw online or submit a Registration Drop/Add form to First Place during the official drop period. Students cannot withdraw from a course either online or in the Records Office after the official last day to withdraw for the semester or summer term. Failure to withdraw officially from any course will result in a grade of F if the student has not successfully completed the assigned work.
Students who are receiving Title IV financial aid and have stopped attending UTC classes without withdrawing officially will have their change in enrollment status reported to the U.S. Department of Education as required. The grade of F will be changed to WF by the Records Office for internal use only. The WF will be the equivalent of F for all academic purposes.
Academic Recognition and Honor Societies
The University recognizes scholarly achievement in a number of ways.
The dean's list includes the names of all students who achieve an institutional semester GPA of at least 3.2 with a registration of a minimum of six graded hours or more each semester. Developmental courses do not count toward the determination of GPA for graduation or honors.
General University Graduation Honors
To be eligible for Latin honors at UTC, students must have a minimum of 60 earned hours at UTC. The University grants