Admissions and Regulations
The Admissions Office administers all matters pertaining to undergraduate admission. All requests for information and application forms should be addressed to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403. The Admissions Office is located in room 203 Guerry and the telephone number is (423) 425-4662. Completed admissions applications and credentials should be sent to the same office. A $25 nonrefundable application fee is required of all candidates who have not previously applied to a University of Tennessee campus or the University of Chattanooga.
New students may be admitted for the fall or spring semester or any summer session. Every effort should be made to submit the completed application and supporting credentials no later than four weeks prior to the beginning of the semester in which admission is desired. Students applying for the fall semester must apply by August 1 for full consideration; the priority deadline for spring semester is December 1, and April 15 is the priority deadline for all summer sessions.
Orientation and Advising
New student orientation programs for freshmen and transfer students are directed by the Orientation Office and combine the services and skills of the Admissions Office, the Advisement Office, the Registration Office, and, the Student Development Office. These programs provide an introduction to the campus and University life. The Orientation Leaders, composed of upperclass students, also have a major role in planning and coordinating new student orientation.
Each orientation program includes a tour of the campus, an explanation of its facilities and academic offerings, small group discussions with faculty and students, advising and registration, plus entertainment and the opportunity to get acquainted with fellow students. In addition, subject placement exams are given
to establish the level of proficiency. Students may be placed in the regular or developmental curriculum as a result of the exams.
The Advisement Office coordinates the activities of the Faculty Advisory Council, which is a panel composed of faculty members selected for their expertise in dealing with student-related matters. These advisers assist students in reaching their academic and career goals and provide personal attention for freshmen and all pre-majors. Results of placement and achievement tests as well as copies of the students records are made available to the advisers for use in advisement.
Engineering, music, nursing, chemistry, communication, education, human ecology, biological and environmental science, physical therapy, and humanities majors, and students who have completed 30 or more hours are advised by the major departments.
To schedule an appointment with an adviser, the student should go to the Advisement Office located in 278 University Center or call (423) 425-4573.
Applying for Admission
Requirements for freshmen are described below, followed by special requirements for adult applicants. Requirements for transfer students (students who have attended another college) are under Transfer Students. Transient students and others who are not seeking a degree should refer to special requirements listed under Transient Students.
Measles Immunization Requirement
In an attempt to maintain a healthy campus environment, The University of Tennessee campuses require that all new entering students born after 1956 furnish documented proof of having immunity or having been immunized with a live measles vaccine after January 1, 1980, unless contraindicated because of pregnancy, allergy to a vaccine component, or other valid medical reasons. A verification of immunization, signed by a health care provider, should be returned to Health Services. An official copy of the Permanent Tennessee Certificate of Immunization (form PH-2414) or a comparable immunization form from another state will also be acceptable.