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Academic Preparation

As you get ready to begin your studies, make certain that you talk to your specific department or college about meeting any requirements that affect you.

When you register for classes the first time, you will not be on your own. Your advisor meets with you during orientation about your academic goals, your previous education, completing your UT requirements, and how to use the registration system.

Undergraduate Advising

Your first advising session takes place during orientation. Before you attend your session, you complete pre-orientation to help you and your advisor prepare.

The Undergraduate Advising website provides information on:

  • Your advisor—a department- or college-based faculty or staff member
  • Resources that help you and your advisor track your progress
  • Guides to the many majors you can choose from at UT
  • Advising offices within each academic college

Course Registration

You will be able to register for courses after you meet with your advisor during orientation. Here’s an introduction to how the process works.

Major Guides answer your questions about undergraduate educational opportunities and requirements for undergraduate programs offered at UT. Information about each program includes a descriptive definition, career opportunities, salary trends in certain career areas, high school preparation, requirements for the program, and a sample curriculum.

Campus is filled with students using laptops and tablets to handle student business. The Office of Information Technology will help you join the crowd.

Life Preserver

The Office of Information Technology helps you set up your devices and student accounts at UT. The Life Preserver site for new students includes information on how to:

  • Get your NetID and password
  • Register your devices on UT’s network
  • Get Internet access on campus
  • Set up and use Volmail (your UT e-mail account)
  • Register your computer for your advising session

OIT also sets up a help table during Welcome Week to assist you with computer needs or issues.

Download the UT App

Our app helps you find your way around campus anytime, stay up-to-date with the latest news and events, keep tabs on the teams, and even track the T bus system so you can catch a ride.

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