which includes a prescribed program of services and activities designed to eliminate or minimize deficiencies.
Financial Support - The program provides financial support to program participants in the form of Grant Aid Awards, Scholarships, a Book Loan Program, opportunities for employment, free use of program resources, and costs paid for approved events. The program also provides information on additional financial resources to help students finance their bachelor's degree and studies at the graduate level.
Graduate School Advising - The goal of this service is to inspire qualified students to obtain a graduate or professional degree. The program also offers graduate or professional school entrance examination study techniques and assistance with the application process.
Cultural Enrichment Activities - Students are given free tickets to local and regional cultural enrichment events.
Peer Mentoring - This service provides opportunities for freshmen to build relationships with successful upperclass students (Peer Mentor). Students are matched with a Peer Mentor according to academic major and/or career interest.
Students may apply for admission by picking up an application in Siskin Trailer A or by contacting staff at (423) 425-5235. Applicants are selected based on availability of space in the program. For additional information, visit the web site at www.utc.edu/Administration/StudentSupportServices/.
Transcripts of a student’s record are released only with the student’s written authorization. Requests should be made to the Records Office and in advance of the date the transcripts are needed. The processing of transcripts may take as long as two weeks at the beginning or end of a term. Transcript request forms are available in the Transcript Office, Race Hall, and online at www.utc.edu/Records-Registration/transreq.pdf.
Transcripts are not released for students who have an indebtedness of any type to the University.
The Division of Student Development invites students, University and Chattanooga communities to the University Center (UC). The University Center is a 200,000+ square foot facility serving as the hub of activity on the campus. It is located at the "big arch" entry way, and it houses a 100-station student microcomputer lab; the University Echo, student newspaper; Student Government Association offices; 600-seat commons area; Student Development offices; meeting spaces; and a 300-seat auditorium. Food, coffee, snacks, books, UTC logo clothing and wireless internet provide ways for students to connect to the University outside of the academic classroom. The offices of Placement and Student Employment, Counseling and Career Development, Advisement and Adult Services, Cooperative Education and International Programs, and Admission tours are located in the University Center. As a part of the University's total commitment to students, the University Center and Student Life staffs provide culturally diverse, social, and recreational activity programs aimed at enhancing the educational experiences of students towards life long learning.
University Honors Program
Each year the University Honors (UHON) Program admits 30 to 40 freshmen. This prestigious program offers to members an atmosphere that nurtures their intellects, sense of social responsibility, and drive to lead. The goal is to foster a community of scholars who enjoy each other's company, benefit from each other's work, and provide the University with new ideas and ways to excellence.
To achieve this goal, the Program provides Honors students with a specialized general education curriculum tailored to their talents and needs; opportunities for social, University, and community service; personal advisement; priority registration; an exclusive reading room and computer lab; and membership in a highly visible and respected group of students. Most Honors students receive a full four-year scholarship.
Applicants to the UHON Program should have a record of outstanding achievement and promise. Continuance is reviewed each semester and is contingent upon the student's academic performance. All UHON students are obligated to complete Departmental Honors. Interested high school seniors should submit a UHON application by December 15. For more information and a current application write to: University Honors Program, 202 Guerry Hall, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN 37403; call (423) 425-4128; or visit the program's web site at: www.utc.edu/Administration/UniversityHonors.
Upward Bound is a college preparatory program that provides eligible high school students with academic and cultural activities to improve their chances of entering and successfully completing postsecondary education. Students are recommended by their high school guidance counselors and selected by the Upward Bound staff. High schools served are Brainerd, East Ridge and Howard. Upward Bound offices are located in Pfieffer-Stagmaier Dorm.
WUTC is the public radio station licensed to The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Operating at 88.1 FM, it provides a 24 hour-a-day broadcasting service. WUTC is the Blues, Jazz, acoustic music, and informational programming source for this area. WUTC is the National Public Radio Station for the tri-state region.