Frequently Asked Questions
The advising hold ensures students have access to the resources and information necessary to successfully complete their goals. Advising holds are removed by meeting with your academic advisor each semester. Not sure who your advisor is? Please visit our Advisement Staff or Advisor by major pages to help you determine your academic advisor. Reminder: you can also find this information on your MyMocsDegree or student profile on My Mocs Net.
The College of Arts & Sciences at UTC recognizes the importance of providing students access to the resources and information necessary for successful completion of their goals. In alignment with University policy, all Arts & Sciences students are required to meet with an academic advisor once a semester. During this meeting, students are able to ask questions, create/update course plans, declare/change major and/or minor, resolve academic/personal issues, discuss post-graduation plans and much more. Students are encouraged to meet with their advisors early in the semester and as often as needed.
1. Schedule and keep your appointment—put a note in your phone or on your calendar to remind you of your advising appointment.
2. Be on time to your appointment—if this is the first time visiting the office, give yourself plenty of time to find us!
3. Make a list of classes you would like to take.
4. Write down a list of questions you’d like to ask your advisor.
5. Always keep any information given to you during the advising appointment.
Some courses at UTC have certain requirements or restrictions which impact student’s eligibility to enroll in those courses. Some of these may include courses being closed, requiring a pre or co requisite (course that must be taken before or at the same time), requiring admission to a certain program, etc. If you have been advised to enroll in one of these courses and you are facing a registration error, you will need to request an override. Additional information→
Reminder: overrides are provided by the department in which the class is being offered. If you have additional questions, please contact our center at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you navigate the override process.
Course descriptions can be found either by clicking on the course title on the online course schedule on MyMocsNet or by reviewing the Academic Catalog. These course descriptions will not only describe the course but also include all co-requisite or pre-requisite information.
According to UTC’s catalog, all students seeking a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) at UTC are required to choose a minor, unless seeking both a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) & Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. We strongly recommend choosing a minor early, and this is something your advisor will suggest during each meeting. If you’d like to learn more about the minor requirements, please reach out to us at email@example.com and we are happy to help!
Changing or declaring a major or minor is done by completing an online form (Program Change request) via the Records Office. We recommend talking to your advisor before requesting any program changes. Remember, your advisor is here to help you successfully complete your educational goals!
Reach out to us! We are here to help. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 423-425-4635.
We can connect you with several resources UTC has available, from tutoring and supplemental instruction to academic coaching and career services. Our goal is to help connect you with resources and strategies you can implement to get back on track and find success in your coursework. However, if you need to discuss other options, including withdrawing from one or more classes, we can help you navigate that process, as well.
An academic plan is a combination of short and long term goals. Thinking about a study abroad program? An internship? What about summer classes? You and your advisor have many tools available to help you create a plan to reach your goals. The key is often early planning—don’t delay, contact us today at email@example.com or 423-425-4635.