UTC is very interested in the success of students, particularly freshmen, who are transitioning from high school to college. To assist in this transition, the University offers USTU 1250, First-Year Studies: The UTC Experience. USTU 1250 serves as an introduction to the academic community and helps freshmen identify the nature and purpose of a college education, learn the expectations for academic success and importance of time management, and locate academic resources. We also offer a FYRE (First-Year Reading Experience) program that helps students learn the expectations of college level academic performance. To learn more about each program, follow one of the following links.