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Admitted Students

You’re in!
Now what?

Congratulations on being admitted to the Tickle College of Engineering!

The college is rapidly growing with new facilities, more students, and research opportunities. We are thrilled to have you join us at such an exciting time. This list includes some important reminders about next steps as you progress into your UT experience.

Next Steps


Get your NetID and Student ID. Your NetID is your University username. Log in to your Go Vols portal and navigate to your “Next Steps” tab. If you need help, call OIT at 865-974-9900.


Set your password. Once you have your NetID, visit to set up your password. If you need help, call OIT at 865-974-9900. With your NetID and password, you will be able to log into MyUTK and your UT email account, which is the official means of communication between UT and students.


Pay your enrollment deposit. Visit and log in using your NetID and password. Here you can confirm your enrollment by paying your $250 deposit by May 1. The deposit is nonrefundable and nontransferable, but the great news is that it will be credited to your first semester costs.

Paying your enrollment deposit fee allows you to sign up for orientation. One Stop Student Services handles all scholarship and financial questions.


Starting March 1, 2024, you can sign up to attend virtual orientation advising. We encourage you to attend virtual orientation advising as early as possible this summer. The earlier you come to virtual orientation advising the more class choices you will have. Remember: sign up for virtual orientation advising only after paying your enrollment deposit.


Once you sign up for virtual orientation, you will be emailed further information to help you prepare for your virtual advising appointment. Begin planning for a successful first year of college by visiting the TCE advising website. Tools for success you need to review prior to orientation include the online Undergraduate Catalog. Click “Majors A–Z” to view courses required for your degree. Also review the academic planning worksheets for your major. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on your major and 2023. Be sure to read all the instructions.

Please review the college orientation advising powerpoint and complete the requested forms for virtual orientation advising. Be sure to bring your completed forms that will include the AP/IB/Dual Credit worksheet and a tentative fall semester schedule.

EECS Students
Students in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science begin their programming courses with Computer Science 101. However, anyone who has taken the AP Computer Science A Exam and received a score of 3, 4, or 5 will receive credit for COSC 101 allowing them to start with COSC 102 instead. As an alternative, you can take a placement exam to skip COSC 101 even if you are still waiting for official AP scores. Otherwise, until we receive official AP scores or a passing COSC 101 placement exam result, you will be placed in COSC 101.  Students who have a programming background are strongly encouraged to take the placement exam for COSC 101 whether they have taken an AP Exam or not. Review the instructions for taking COSC 101 placement exam. This is a Canvas course and will lead students through a list of topics to study, two practice exams, a form, and finally the exam itself.  Students need to earn 70/100 to receive proficiency credit for COSC 101.  If you have any questions or issues related to the placement exam, please contact Stephen Marz ( in the Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.


Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate guides will help you determine what, if any, course credits you will obtain from your AP or IB exam scores. Review generic examples of first-year schedules for students in our college.


Admitted engineering students with a Math ACT score of 25, 26, or 27 (or students who have an SAT Math score of 590 to 650) will begin with Math 131 Calculus 1A Infused with Precalculus and take Engineering Fundamentals 141. Admitted engineering students with Math ACT of 28 or higher or SAT Math 660 or higher will begin with Math 141 Calculus and take Engineering Fundamentals 151.  Students and advisors will discuss dual enrollment, AP, IB, CLEP scores for any adjustments needed.  Honors options will also be discussed during advising.

Students desiring to confirm math placement should take the UT Math Placement Exam Level 4. If you have math placement exam questions, please contact the Math Department at 865-974-2451 or


If you are interested in living in Engage, the engineering living & learning community, you will need to first complete and submit your online housing contract. After that, you will be able to access the online living & learning community application. If you have any questions about participating in or applying to Engage, contact University Housing at 865-974-2571 or


Students entering the college are required to have a laptop. Use this guide to find a laptop that meets the college’s computer requirements. Chromebooks, Chrome OS, Apple M1 Laptops, or MacOS do not meet these requirements.


Got questions about advising? Contact Margie Russell, director of Engineering Advising.

Got questions about the first-year program? Contact the Engineering Fundamentals Division

We look forward to seeing you at orientation!