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Your Next Steps Before Orientation

Congratulations on being admitted to the Tickle College of Engineering’s Class of 2024!

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

Step One: Pay your enrollment deposit fee so you can sign up for orientation. The One Stop Student Services handles all scholarship and financial questions.

Step Two: Sign up for orientation as early as possible. The earlier you participate in orientation this summer, the more class choices you will have. Remember: sign up only after paying your enrollment deposit.

Step Three: Begin planning for a successful first year of college. Tools for success you need to review prior to orientation include the online Undergraduate Catalog. Click “Majors A–Z” in the right-hand menu 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 2020. Be sure to read all the instructions.

Please review the Advising powerpoint and complete the requested forms for orientation. Be sure to have your completed forms that will include the AP/IB/Dual Credit worksheetGeneral Education worksheet, and a tentative fall semester schedule.

Step Four: 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.

Step Five: 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 Pre-Calculus in the fall and take Engineering Fundamentals in the spring.

Our Math 131 classes are exclusive to engineering majors. Students at Pre-Calculus level must take the UT Math Placement Exam Level 4 prior to attending orientation. Review the math placement guide.

Step Six: 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 865-974-1419 or

Step Seven: Entering first-years in engineering are required to have a laptop. You may choose any laptop you prefer.

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

Got questions about the first-year program? Contact Richard Bennett, director of the Engineering Fundamentals Division

We look forward to seeing you at orientation!

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