The School of Undergraduate Studies is home to students who are exploring majors. Our advisors and career counselors are excited to meet you and introduce you to resources that will help you select your major and identify potential careers.
As a new student, you should
- Register for an orientation session through New Student Services
- Create an official UT email address and update your email address in the university directory. Email is the official form of communication for UT and the School of Undergraduate Studies
- Send an official college transcript to the Office of Admissions for any dual credit or transfer credit
- Obtain a student ID card and upgrade your UT EID
- Learn what types of accommodations are available through Services for Students with Disabilities
- Start exploring majors and review the application processes for other colleges on campus
- Refer to your Undergraduate Studies Checklist to stay on track
- Learn ways to supplement your degree, including health professions course requirements such as pre-medical and pre-dental, Bridging Disciplines Programs, or the Business Foundations Certificate
- Check your Registration Information Sheet for registration access times and advising bars
- Attend Gone to UGS the night before fall classes begin. Wear your UGS T-shirt from orientation!
Learn about resources and activities for freshmen.
Learn about next steps for transfer students, students new to UT who have attended another college or university since graduating from high school.
Undergraduates already enrolled in another college or school at the university should stop by the Vick Center for Strategic Advising & Career Counseling to discuss internally transferring to the School of Undergraduate Studies.
As a UGS student, you have four long semesters before you must declare a major. This rule applies to freshmen and transfer students, although transfer students are encouraged to decide on a major within their first year at UT. If you transferred into UGS from another college or school at UT after your first year, you can stay in UGS for two long semesters.