Freshman Pre-Registration Information

freshman registers for first semester of classes

UTC is committed to each student’s academic success.

We know how important it is for first-year students to be enrolled in courses well-matched to the student’s academic background and skill level. These courses also help students meet the University’s academic requirements toward graduation.

Academic advisors create a fall course schedule for all new, first-year students. Courses are selected for you based on intended major (as indicated by the student’s Academic Interest Questionnaire), placement scores and provided information. The Academic Interest Questionnaire is within the application for new student orientation.

Fall Course Schedule for Incoming Freshmen

First-semester freshmen at UTC are registered for courses geared toward degree requirements based on their chosen majors. All first-year students are registered for the following courses:

  • Rhetoric and Composition course (if credit not previously received)
  • Mathematics course (if credit not previously received)

As recommended by a student’s department and based on his or her AIQ, a student also is registered for additional courses from the following:

  • Department-related course(s)
  • General Education course(s)
  • Foreign Language course (if major requires)
  • First-Year Studies course(s)

Math and English Course Placement

Mathematics placement is determined by ACT or SAT Math subscore. Additional details are available on the Math department's website.

English composition placement is based on a combination of ACT/SAT English subscores and an online directed self-placement.