- Evidence dated no earlier than six months prior to registration that the applicant has adequate financial resources to meet the expenses of attending the University and that such resources will be available to the applicant in the United States prior to the date of his or her registration at the University.
- An estimate of expense form signed by the student showing he/she is aware of the costs in attending the University.
Transfer students must supply a letter of good standing from their Foreign Student Adviser and must meet the requirements for admission to the University as a transfer and an international student. These requirements are stated in the section on Transfer Students.
All international students are required to enroll in the insurance program for UT students.
All application materials must be submitted and processed by June 30 for the fall semester and by October 31 for the spring semester. All admission materials should be sent to the International Student Services Office, UTC Department 4755, Chattanooga, TN, 37403.
Students who wish to take courses for personal fulfillment or career enhancement can apply as non-degree-seeking applicants. To qualify for this status, students must be at least 21 years of age and must be a high school graduate or have a GED. Non-degree-seeking students can earn a maximum of 60 semester hours; these hours can later be applied toward an undergraduate degree. Students seeking to do so must apply for degree-seeking status at any time prior to or after the 60 semester hours have been completed to assure continued enrollment. Admission as a non-degree-seeking student does not guarantee admission as a degree-seeking student at a later time. Non-degree-seeking students who wish to enroll in upper level courses requiring prerequisites must provide the appropriate department head with an official transcript to verify completion of the prerequisite courses.
Former UTC and/or international students may not enroll as non-degree-seeking students, nor can students who have previously been denied admission to UTC. Non-degree-seeking students are not eligible to receive academic advising or need-based financial aid. Students under this category must maintain a 2.0 grade-point average in order to continue enrollment at UTC.
See Graduate School.
Students desiring a second bachelors degree should contact the Adult Services Center.
Former students in good standing who have been away from the University for one semester or more (excluding the summer) must apply for readmission. If they have attended any other college or university during their absence, they must also meet the requirements for admission to the University as transfer students as stated under Transfer Students, with the exception that no application fee is required for readmission. Students who have been suspended or dismissed from the University are referred to the section on Continuation Standards for the conditions under which they may be readmitted.
Students applying for readmission who have not attended any other institution in their absence must submit their completed application by August 15 for fall; December 31 for spring; and April 15, June 1 or July 1 for each respective summer term. Readmission students who have attended another institution must meet the transfer student deadline and submit a completed application by August 1 for fall, December 1 for spring, and April 15 for all summer terms.
Special Audit and Special Fee Students
Tennessee residents who are at least 60 years of age may audit classes on a space available basis at the University without paying a fee. Similar arrangements are available for Tennessee residents who are 100 percent disabled.
Tennessee residents who are 65 years of age or older and persons totally disabled who meet admission requirements may enroll for credit for a fee of $7.50 per semester hour to a maximum of $75 per semester.
Persons wishing to participate in any of the above programs should call the Adult Services Center (423) 425-4485.
Students who are enrolled in another college or university and do not wish to transfer to UTC and seek a degree may enroll as transient students. Enrollment under this condition is usually for one semester, and students are usually enrolled in courses that will transfer to another institution and apply toward degree requirements. An official letter indicating that the student is in good standing (eligible to return) must be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions from either the registrar or academic dean of the students present institution. A transient student cannot be on any type of academic or disciplinary restriction, warning or action such as probation, suspension or dismissal. If a transient student wishes to continue enrollment past the initial semester, an additional letter of good standing may be required.
Transient students who wish to enroll in upper level courses requiring prerequisites must provide the appropriate department head with an official transcript to verify completion of the prerequisite courses.
Transient students are not eligible for advisement and/or financial aid.
In addition to advanced standing by transfer work, students admitted to the University may obtain advanced placement by any of several examinations.
The University participates in the advanced placement program of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB). Applicants who have taken the advanced placement examinations may submit the results to the Undergraduate Admissions Office for consideration.
The University may grant credit and advanced placement in the subject of the examinations to those entering students who earn scores of three, four, or five. Some departments may exercise their option to require a minimum score of four. Such students may then begin their college study at the level for which their advanced preparation has qualified them. Examinations with