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Lisa Byrd with TCE Student Trenton Payne

Engineering Advising Office Overview

Engineering Advising serves the academic needs of many undergraduate students:

  • Engineering students who have been officially admitted into the college
  • University students (exploratory) who have been officially admitted or readmitted to the university, but who have neither declared a major nor been accepted into a college (a student must be accepted by a college in order to declare a major and subsequently be awarded a degree).
  • Transfer students who have completed work at another institution of higher education or another college at UT, but not yet admitted into an engineering program
  • Reentry and nontraditional students
  • International students

Services offered in Engineering Advising:

  • Serves as coordinating unit for advising that focuses on retention and success of Engineering students
  • Serves as academic advisors to all undergraduate students in the college
  • Provides consultation in General Education and Volunteer Core Requirements and all undergraduate engineering majors and minors
  • Conducts orientation advising for all new undergraduate students (first-year and transfer)
  • Conducts academic probation advising with engineering students
  • Offers consultation concerning the Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS)
  • Assists students and faculty members with writing petitions
  • Provides assistance with the registration process (MyUTK)
  • Assists with and supports recruiting and retention efforts
  • Distributes academic information such as changes in university policy or new course offerings to all engineering departments
  • Answers questions regarding university policies
  • Maintains records on engineering students advised

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