College of Liberal Arts

Frequently Asked Questions

Majors and courses

What is the purpose of a Liberal Arts degree?

What can I major in? What languages can I take?

How do I evaluate my course options?

How do I check on my progress towards my degree?

Advisors

Who are advisors?

Which advisor should I talk to?

Policies

Where can I find details on COLA policies?

What are dates and deadlines I should be aware of?

Where can I learn more about University policies?

Credit-by-exam, placement exams and dual credit

How do I send my credit-by-exam scores to UT?

How do I get course credit for an exam I took?

What tests does UT accept for course credit?

What is a placement exam?

How do I place into the appropriate level of a math or science course?

How do I place into the appropriate level of a foreign language?

What is dual credit?

How do I get a course I took as dual credit to count towards my UT degree?

Registration

When do I register for classes?

What is a registration bar and how do I clear it?

How will I enroll in courses as a continuing student?

How do I make changes to my schedule?

Can get into courses that are closed or restricted?

Career advice

Where can I go to explore my future career options?

Where can I go to learn more and get advice on going into a health profession?

Where can I go to get information and advice on getting into law school?

Where can I go to get information and advice on becoming a teacher?

Where can I go to get information and advice on going to graduate school?

Finances

Where can I go to get information and advice on my finances?

Where can I go to learn more about getting scholarships?

Academic resources

Where can I go to get help with my academic habits (studying, taking notes, etc.)?

Where can I go to get help with writing?

What libraries and museums are available on campus?

Health resources

What health and counseling services are available to students?

As a student with a disability, where can I get support?

Other opportunities

Where can I go to learn about study abroad opportunities?

What are my extra and co-curricular opportunities?

What are my options for honors programs?

How can I get involved in Liberal Arts?

Contacting faculty and staff

How do I find the contact information for a UT faculty or staff member?

How should I format an email to faculty and staff?

Additional questions

Where can I go if I have more questions?