Enrolling at UTC

Undergraduate Admissions

The Admission Office staff oversee the undergraduate admission process. Send requests for information and application forms to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Dept. 5105
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
615 McCallie Avenue
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403

The Admission Office is located in room 203 Guerry Hall; the telephone number is (423) 425-4662.

Applicants may request admission for the fall or spring semester, or any summer session. Prospective students should submit the completed application and supporting credentials no later than four weeks before the beginning of the semester in which they intend to enroll. Students applying for the fall semester should apply before August 1 for full consideration; the deadline for spring semester is December 1; the deadline for all summer sessions is April 15.

Applying for Admission

This section presents the requirements for admission, including special requirements for adult, early admission, and transfer student applicants, and other groups of prospective students.
Credentials for all Freshman Applicants

Applicants for freshman admission must submit the following:

  1. Application for admission
  2. Official high school transcript - Applicants my send this transcript any time after the completion of the junior year of high school, and must submit a final transcript showing all grades, type of diploma, and the date of graduation after graduation from high school. Applicants with a high school equivalency diploma must submit scores from the General Education Development Test (GED) as well as official transcripts of completed high school coursework.
  3. ACT or SAT scores (for applicants under 21)
  4. A $30 nonrefundable application fee is required of all candidates who have not previously applied to a University of Tennessee campus or The University of Chattanooga.

Required High School Courses

All applicants must have completed the following high school courses:

Subject Area Units Required
English 4
Algebra 2
Geometry 1
Laboratory Science 2
American History 1
World History or World Geography or Euopean History 1
A single Foreign Language 2
Visual/Performing Arts 1
Total 14

The University may deny admission to applicants who have deficiencies in any of these units. Students admitted with deficiencies must complete the missing courses. These courses will not apply toward the student's college degree(s) and will not apply toward the minimum credit hours required for graduation.

In addition to the minimum high school unit requirements listed above, an applicant should plan a high school course of study that will prepare them for their specific area(s) of interest. In particular, the University encourages all applicants to complete four years of college preparatory mathematics. Prospective engineering majors should take three units of science including physics.

After admission, UTC freshmen take placement tests in reading, writing, and mathematics to determine whether they will need to enroll in developmental courses prior to college level courses. Completing a strong college preparatory curriculum in high school will help students do well on these placement tests (The "Academic Regulations" chapter describes the placement exam requirements).

Measles Immunization Requirement

In an attempt to maintain a healthy campus environment, The University of Tennessee campuses require that all new entering students born after 1956 furnish documentation of having immunity to measles or immunization with a live measles vaccine after January 1, 1980, unless exempted because of pregnancy, allergy to a vaccine component, or other valid medical reasons. A verification of immunization, signed by a health care provider, must be returned to Health Services. An official copy of the "Permanent Tennessee Certificate of Immunization" (form PH-2414) or a comparable immunization form from another state is also acceptable. Evidence of the immunization is not required for admission but is required for course registration.

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