Q: What are the minimum requirements for getting a graduate admission?
See the Graduates School’s Admission Requirements (’21-’22 Graduate Catalog) and the Degree Program’s Admissions Requirements
Q: Where can I see my Program Requirements?
Select your Degree Program from the CECS Graduate Catalog page to view Program Requirements.
Q: What is my application missing?
Check the Self-Service Center at UTC to see what items your application is missing or at the Graduate School's "Check My Status" button here: https://new.utc.edu/research/graduate-school/prospective-students/graduate-school-admissions
Q: I submitted my transcripts. Why is my application not complete?
It could be that the Admissions Office in the Graduate School hasn't received the transcripts yet, or they found additional schools were attended and need those transcripts too.
Q: Do you need transcripts from every school I attended?
Yes, official transcripts from each college or university attended must be submitted. Many schools use a vendor such as ‘National School Clearinghouse’ to send transcripts electronically. If the undergraduate school sends a hard copy of a transcript to UTC, it can take anywhere from 10-14 business days to get through UTC then through the inner office in the Graduate School.
Q: I have questions about the application. Whom can I contact?
For Computer Science, contact Jessica Dickerson at [email protected] or 423-425-5686
For Engineering and Engineering Management, contact Bonny Clark at [email protected] or 423-425-4667
International Students with questions should contact Lora Cook at [email protected] or 423-425-4348
Q: As an international student, what resources are available to me and whom can I contact with questions?
Check out International Student and Scholar Services for more information. Contact Ms. Lora Cook at Lora-[email protected] or 423-425-4348 with questions.
Q: How soon will I hear if I am accepted?
An application will be reviewed within 10 business days after receipt of all documents (application, official transcripts, test scores and int'l documents if applicable)
Q: I was accepted but either withdrew before classes started or after classes started. Do I need to reapply for a future semester?
Yes. Reapplying doesn’t take very long since the new application will pre-populate with information you previously provided. There is no application fee to reapply if you’ve already paid an application fee once. The hyperlink to the admission application is below. Select “Graduate” or “International” and then the semester in which you would like to start.
Note: The application system doesn’t know if you paid a fee previously. If you are applying for a different term or a readmission, when you go to apply and have completed the application, the payment page pops up even if you paid previously; answer the question of whether you are an international or a domestic student on the payment page, submit without entering any payment information, and then close the browser. This will allow you to submit the application; the Admission Team will research and apply the previous payment.
Q: What is the average class sizes?
The average range is 5-20 students in a class.
Q: How many credit hours is considered ‘full time’ when it comes to financial aid?
A student has to be a degree-seeking graduate student and enrolled in at least half time (5 credit hours) or conditionally admitted to Graduate School and enrolled in at least 6 credit hours to be eligible for Federal Direct Unsubsidized loans. It’s the same no matter what semester you are enrolled (summer included).
Contact information for Financial Aid: https://www.utc.edu/financial-aid or Call 423-425-4343
Q: What are the available graduate assistantships?
There are three types of assistantships: research, teaching, or administrative. Read more on our Graduate Assistantships webpage.
Q: What are the available PhD programs?
We offer the Computational Science PhD Program with three concentrations: Computational Engineering, Computer Science, and Computational and Applied Mathematics
Q: What is an Advising Hold and how do I remove it?
Advising Holds are applied to your account each fall and spring semester after the last day to withdraw from a class and can only be removed by your advisor once you have been advised for course registration for the upcoming semester. Check your MyMocsNet account on the academics tab to see who your advisor is, then contact your advisor.
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