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New Freshman Registration Instructions

First- Year Student Registration Instructions

The First-Year Learning Experience is the foundation of a UT student's course schedule.  First- year students will be enrolled in the following courses during their first semester on campus:

  •  First -Year Student Seminar I & II (BAC 101/102) – This is a two-semester, 2-credit, graded course designed for and required of first-year students. The fundamental goal of BAC 101/102 is to help students make their college experience more meaningful and successful, as well as to integrate students into the UT community.

First- Year Writing 101 (FYW 101) – The writing and inquiry course invites students to explore questions and think of themselves as writers, constructing answers rhetorically in academic and community contexts.

 The balance of a student's schedule will help to fulfill:

  • The requirements of the Baccalaureate Experience
  • Individual major and/or minor areas of study

Students must complete the Registration Preference Form carefully. The University will then create a schedule for new students that include the elements of the First-Year Learning Experience. Students should select their preferred courses of study for the First-Year Experience based on their individual interests.

-  To read more about the UT Academic Experience please refer to: