Nov 21, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Changes in Registration

Change of Schedule. A student may add a course via Eagle Online ( until the seventh calendar day of the semester. To drop a course after the 14th calendar day, a drop/add form signed by the student’s advisor is required. To add a course, the student’s advisor and the instructor of the course must sign the drop/add form. All drop/add forms must be brought to the Registration Center in Jere Whitson, Room 221.

Dropping a Course. A student may drop a full-term course, except required English Composition or a First Year Connections course, without receiving a grade during the first 14 calendar days of any term that is longer than seven weeks. For terms shorter than seven weeks, the first seven days will be utilized. A student may drop a course with the grade of “W”,  beginning the 15th day of the semester through the Friday of advisement week. All students must have advisor’s signature on a drop/add form. All students dropping any chemistry course with a lab, will need to obtain the chemistry chair’s signature.  (See the online calendar’s academic schedule for “Last day to drop with grade of W.”) In addition to advisor’s signature,athletes must also get their advisor’s signature and the signature of the athletic advisor, to drop or add any course after the 14th day of class. International students dropping any course must also get a signature from the Office of International Education.

After the last day to drop with a “W” grade, a student may drop a course(s) or withdraw from the university with a “W” grade only after having established the existence of unavoidable circumstances. A student can withdraw from the university ( withdraw from “ALL” courses) until the last day of classes and receive “W” grades by contacting the Office of the Registrar, Jere Whitson Building, Room 221 ( 

A student who is officially registered in a course and who fails to attend a class will receive a grade of “NF.” A grade of “NF” is treated the same as an “F” when calculating gpa. One who discontinues attendance without official withdrawal will receive a grade of “F” in the course.

A course is not officially removed from a student’s schedule until a drop/add form is completed and returned to the Registration Center in Jere Whitson Building, Room 221. Drop/Add forms can be found at

Official Enrollment. Credit will be granted only for courses that appear on the student’s official academic record.

Freshman Orientation and Registration. All freshmen and new transfer students will meet for orientation and registration as shown in the University Online Calendar.

Freshman and Sophomore English. Students must register for the required courses in English for each consecutive semester enrolled, except the summer term, until the requirement of ENGL 1010 , ENGL 1020 , and ENGL 2130 , ENGL 2235  or ENGL 2330  is met. Once enrolled, the student may not drop ENGL 1010  or ENGL 1020 .

American History. All undergraduate students, except those majoring in engineering, are required to earn 6 hours of American History (HIST 2010 -HIST 2020 ) at Tennessee Technological University or to present acceptable college transfer credits. All undergraduate students, including engineering students, who have not completed one unit of American History at the high school level, or 6 hours of American History in previous college work, must satisfy this requirement. International undergraduate students must complete any additional ESL support coursework from FLS international or pass the English Placement Test prior to enrolling in American History. Other undergraduate students will satisfy the requirement as prescribed in the various curricula in the University Catalog.

Major Subject. Each student entering Tennessee Tech will select a major subject or field of interest. He or she is expected to complete the curriculum for the major subject and degree chosen, as outlined under the department in which the major is offered, following the requirements in the University catalog effective at the time he or she enters the chosen curriculum. A student who transfers to another institution and later returns to Tennessee Tech will follow the catalog in effect when he/she returns to the University.

The major subject may be changed by completing by meeting with the new department of the major s/he wishes to declare. The change is initiated by the new department in Eagle Online, which both the student and former advisor will acknowledge. From there, the Change of Major is automated through the Office of the Registrar. For more information, visit: 

Second Major. A student may qualify for an additional major or majors by the completion of all prescribed requirements in the specified additional curriculum or curricula.