Those under 21 may have this privilege only if they have fulfilled the admission requirements of the University. Auditors are under no obligation of regular attendance, preparation, recitation, or examination. They receive no letter grades and no credit. The degree of their participation in class discussion, laboratory, or field work shall be determined by the instructor of the class.

The tuition and fee charge is the same for audit registration as for credit registration. Academic records are maintained only for audited courses in which the student attends at least 75 percent of the class sessions.

Special Audit and Special Fee Students (Tennessee Residents Only)

Tennessee residents who are at least 60 years of age may audit classes on a space available basis without paying a fee. Similar arrangements are available for Tennessee residents who are totally 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.

Transient Students

Students who are enrolled in good standing at another college or university and do not wish to transfer to UTC may enroll as transient students. Enrollment under this classification is usually for one semester, and students usually enroll in courses that will transfer to another institution. An official letter indicating that the student is in "good standing'' (i.e., eligible to return) must be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions from either the registrar or academic dean of the student's 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 financial aid.

Transfer Students

Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission as degree seeking students who have been registered at another college or university are classified as transfer students. They must submit to the Undergraduate Admission Office an official high school transcript showing graduation and type of diploma and complete official transcripts from each previously-attended college or university. Transfer students applying for the fall semester must have all supporting credentials listed above on file in the Admission Office by August 1. Transfer students applying for the spring semester must do so by December 1. Transfer students applying for any summer semester must apply by April 15.

For admission as a transfer student, an applicant must have pursued courses appropriate to the curriculum at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, must be classified as in good standing and eligible to return to the last institution, and must meet The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga's continuation standards. Grades for all previous coursework determine the continuation standards. An applicant who graduated from high school in 1989 or after and are transferring fewer than 60 hours of semester credit must also meet the minimum high school unit requirements and is required to take UTC's placement exams unless an exemption is granted. An applicant who transfers fewer than 12 hours of college level non-developmental coursework must meet the minimum requirements for new freshman. Refer to the "Required High School Courses" section in this chapter for high school unit and placement exam requirements.

An applicant whose records do not meet the admission standards will be denied admission unless, in the opinion of the Vice Chancellor for Student Development, the applicant can be admitted and classified as on scholastic probation. If admitted on probation, the student will be required to remove high school unit deficiencies within the first 30 hours of enrollment at UTC. Credits earned in such courses do not apply toward any degree requirements, including general education, major or elective requirements, or the 120-hour graduation requirement.

  • Senior level (e.g., 300-400 level) credit is not awarded for courses completed at a two-year institution.
  • Transfer students from senior institutions must complete at least 25% of the minimum semester hours required for the degree under the direction of UTC faculty; the last 24 semester hours must be completed at UTC.
  • Transfer students from two-year institutions must complete a minimum of 60 semester hours at a senior institution.
  • A student who earns credit at a two-year college during his last 24 hours at UTC may choose not to apply the credit toward graduation.

Credit from Non-Regionally Accredited Colleges

Applicants wishing to transfer to The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga from colleges and universities that are not regionally accredited must meet UTC's admission requirements. Applicants do not receive credit for courses completed at regionally unaccredited colleges or universities.

Applicants who fail to declare previous college attendance and to submit transcripts of such records will be subject to dismissal from the University.

Transfer Coursework

Students who transfer to UTC will receive credit for coursework attempted at other regionally accredited institutions. The transfer process ensures that students receive credit for college-level work that they have already completed. The University maintains articulation agreements with Tennessee community colleges that allow students who have received the Associate's degree to complete a baccalaureate degree at UTC. This section describes the procedures the University uses to allow students to transfer the coursework they attempted at other regionally accredited institutions to UTC. Applicants who fail to declare previous college attendance and to submit transcripts of such records will be subject to dismissal from the University.

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