Catalog Effective Dates
The catalog in effect at the time of entry or reentry will be used to determine degree requirements if the degree is conferred within 10 years. Students, however, may also elect
a) the current catalog at the time of reentry to UTC,
b) the catalog in effect when a new major is selected, or
c) a catalog reflecting a revised curriculum.
Transfer students are under the catalog in effect at the time of entry to UTC, but may elect to use the catalog in effect at the time of their first entry into college or first entry to UTC, provided that the UTC degree is conferred within 10 years.
To request a change in catalog year, students must submit the Undergraduate Request for Change of Major, Minor or Catalog Year form to the Records and Registration Office, 109 Race Hall. The form can be accessed through the UTC website at www.utc.edu/Records-Registration.
A student seeking recommendation of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for initial teacher licensure or endorsement must satisfy the current UTC approved program requirements on file with the Tennessee Department of Education at the time of application for licensure.
Students are classified as full time if they are registered for 12 hours or more. Students registered for fewer than 12 hours, either by their own choice or by University regulations, are classified part time. Students wishing to complete degree programs in four academic years will need to schedule at least 15 hours each semester. Schedules of over 20 hours are not permitted unless the students have obtained advance approval of the Petitions Committee.
Summer registration limits are as follows:
- 7 hours in any 5-week session
- 10 hours in any 7-week session
- 10 hours in any overlapping 5-week and 7-week sessions
- 20 hours in the entire summer term
Written consent of the adviser is required to register for a total of 17 to 20 hours in the summer. Exceptions must receive advance approval by the Petitions Committee.
Students requesting approval of the Petitions Committee to exceed the registration limit for a given semester must submit the petition to the Records and Registration Office (109 Race Hall) no later than the first day of the semester. The petition form can be accessed through the UTC website at www.utc.edu/Records-Registration.
Course Numbers and Levels
Courses offered by the University are listed in each college or school section with the course numbers, title, credit, course descriptions, and prerequisites. The numbers identify the level of the courses.
000-099 Activity, service, or noncredit courses. A maximum of eight hours of S grade in courses in this group may be applied toward a degree.
100-199 Primarily for freshmen but may be taken by sophomores and juniors. Senior registrations at this level are not recommended.
200-299 Primarily for sophomores but open to juniors and seniors.
300-399 For juniors and seniors.
400-499 For seniors and graduate students. When taken for graduate credit, the letter G will precede the credit hours.
500-799 Restricted to fully qualified graduate students. Courses cannot be used for an undergraduate degree.
Students are classified as freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors according to the number of hours earned:
Freshmen 0-23 semester hours
Sophomores 24-59 semester hours
Juniors 60-89 semester hours
Seniors 90 semester hours or more
In special circumstances a student may register for a course above the stated level when in accordance with departmental policy and on recommendation of the adviser. Freshmen, however, are not permitted to register for 300- and 400-level courses.
Institutional Credit and Developmental Studies Program
Institutional credit is assigned to all developmental courses in reading (EDUC 105), mathematics (MATH 105, 106), study skills (USTU 100), study skills lab (PSY 100), and writing (ENGL 105, 106). This credit is in addition to all degree requirements. It does not apply to the hours required for graduation, major requirements, general education requirements, or electives. Neither is it included in the calculation of grade point averages for graduation or honors. While the student is enrolled in developmental courses, however, institutional credit is included in the grade point average to determine the students eligibility to continue in residence at UTC as outlined in the retention and continuation standards.
Freshman students who are required or who volunteer to enroll in developmental studies courses should successfully complete them within the first 42 attempted hours counting both institutional and regular credit. Transfer students should complete required developmental courses within 30 attempted hours following initial enrollment at UTC.
To exit the developmental studies program, students must have a grade of C or above in all developmental studies courses.