UTC International Student Application Guidebook

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Updated March 2022 Issue 423 - 2

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Where opportunity meets adventure.


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THE UTC EXPERIENCE STARTS WITH OUR STUDENTS

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Hometown: Mumbai, India Major: Psychology

Hometown: Khartoum, Sudan Program: M.S. Engineering, Electrical

Hometown: Guangzhou, China Program: MBA Business Administration

Come to UTC because it provides a wide range of courses and it’s very flexible for students to choose their own path.

It is a chance to find new challenges, to meet new people, to learn from them, and to also share your own culture.

The full experience comes from attending campus events and exploring the cultural environment on and around campus.

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Hometown: Quang Ngai City, Vietnam Major: Electrical Engineering

Hometown: Arar, Saudi Arabia Major: Electrical Engineering

Ask questions, make use of all the resources available, and start building your personal and professional network.

Everyone on campus is so involved and engaged, which means it’s very easy to make new friends.


Sovanmony Hometown: Phnom Penh, Cambodia Major: Accounting

Carlos Hometown: Veracruz, Mexico Program: MBA Business Administration

I came to UTC because I felt it was a high-level university with high rankings.

Emma Hometown: Tournai, Belgium Major: Business

Be prepared for the air conditioning and to make friends. Americans are very enthusiastic and friendly.

You will improve your knowledge by experiencing different cultures.

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What You Can Study Undergraduate Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Science and Engineering Electrical Engineering Engineering Management and Technology Mechanical Engineering General Engineering Mechatronics Engineering and Technology

IELTS 5.5 TOEFL 61 Duolingo 85

Graduate M.S. Computer Science General Cyber Security Data Science

IELTS 6.5 TOEFL 83 Duolingo 107

M.S. Engineering Automotive Systems Electrical Mechanical: Energy Chemical: Chemical Science Civil

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M.S. Engineering Management General Construction Management

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IELTS 6.0 TOEFL 79 Duolingo 100

SimCenter The SimCenter facilitates research into focus areas including aerospace and defense, cybersecurity and cyber-physical systems, energy and the environment, health and biosystems, and highperformance computing systems. Current SimCenter partners include Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Interdisciplinary Geospatial Technology Lab, and the Center for Urban Informatics and Progress.

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What You Can Study Undergraduate IELTS 5.5 Economics TOEFL 61 Accounting Duolingo 85 Entrepreneurship Finance • Business Finance • Investments Human Resource Management Management: Business Analytics Marketing

Graduate MAcc Accountancy General Forensic Data Analytics

IELTS 6.0 TOEFL 79 Duolingo 100

MBA Business Administration General Business Analytics Finance Healthcare Administration M.S. Data Analytics

GRE 146 Verbal 144 Quantitative

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Big Data and Analytics Research Center

Decosimo Student Success Center

In UTC's multidisciplinary Big Data and Analytics Research Center, students and faculty apply analytics-oriented methodologies to study critical problems of regional, national, and global importance. The center’s primary goals include developing UTC’s niche research expertise and recognition and providing active faculty mentoring to students engaged in real-world projects.

The Joseph F. Decosimo Student Success Center is a support resource exclusive to Rollins College of Business students. The center offers academic advising, experiential learning opportunities, and career development assistance.

utc.edu/business

GMAT 450

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What It Costs*

English Requirement

Tuition and Fees (fall and spring semesters) Estimated Living Expenses (health insurance, housing, books, etc.)

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(fall and spring)

* The costs listed on this document are only an estimate. $14,400 Actual costs are subject to change depending on the $40,366 academic year.

$25,966

Tuition, fees, and UTC housing charges are due at the beginning of each term. All fees must be paid in full by the date required. For detailed tuition and fees, visit the utc.edu/bursar.

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TOEFL 61 IELTS 5.5 Duolingo 85 Students who have received a degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution within the past two years are not required to submit additional proof of English proficiency.


UNDERGRADUATE

Eunice Davis International Undergraduate Student Advisor Eunice-Davis@utc.edu

PROGRAM INFORMATION

What You Can Study

See full list at utc.edu/majors

College of Business

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Accounting Business Finance Business Analytics Economics Entrepreneurship Human Resource Management Investments Management Marketing

College of Arts and Sciences Biology Chemistry Biochemistry Environmental Science Actuarial Science Physics Biophysics Psychology Art Education Art History Sculpture Graphic Design Painting and Drawing Photography and Media Art Music Theatre Anthropology Communication Criminal Justice English and American Language and Literature Geology History International Studies Liberal Arts Legal Assistant Studies Mathematics Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures Philosophy and Religion Political Science and Public Service Public Administration and Nonprofit Management STEM Education Sociology Women's Studies

Computer Science Cyber Security Computer Science and Engineering Data Science Software Systems STEM Education Engineering Computer Engineering Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering: Environmental Civil Engineering Civil Engineering: Environmental Engineering Technology Management: Engineering Management Engineering Technology Management: Construction Management Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Mechatronics Engineering Technology

How to Apply 1

Visit utc.edu/apply to submit the online application.

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Pay a nonrefundable application fee of $30.

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Submit test scores as proof of English proficiency (institution code: 1831). UTC requires a minimum score of 61 on the TOEFL iBT, 5.5 on the IELTS, or 85 on the Duolingo English Test.

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Submit documentation of financial resources sufficient for nine months of study.

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Submit a clear copy of your current passport.

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Submit your official diploma and complete transcripts (statements of marks) from each secondary institution attended. Only original documents or attested photocopies received directly from the issuing institution will be accepted. Documents must be attested and sealed by the proper official within the issuing institution.

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If currently studying in the U.S., submit a copy of your current I-20, I-94, visa, and SEVIS I-20 transfer form.

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Submit your ACT or SAT score (institution code: 1831).

College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies Dietetics Exercise Science Sport, Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management Health and Physical Education K-12 Nursing Social Work Interdisciplinary Educational Studies Integrated Studies Early Childhood Education Middle Grades Education Secondary Education Interior Architecture

For a full list of degrees and descriptions, visit: utc.edu/majors

All materials received by the University become property of the University and cannot be returned or forwarded to a third party.

For more details, visit: utc.edu/international

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GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

What You Can Study

College of Business Accountancy Forensic Data Analytics Business Administration (MBA) Data Analytics (M.S.) Finance Healthcare Administration

See full list at utc.edu/majors

College of Engineering and Computer Science Computational and Applied Mathematics Computational Engineering Computer Science Computer Science: Cyber Security Computer Science: Data Science Automotive Systems Engineering Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering: Energy Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Engineering Management Engineering Management: Construction Management

How to Apply 1

Visit utc.edu/apply to submit the online application.

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Pay a nonrefundable application fee of $40.

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Submit test scores as proof of English proficiency (institution code: 1831). UTC requires a minimum score of 79 on the TOEFL iBT, 6.0 on the IELTS, or 100 on the Duolingo English Test. (NOTE: The Computer Science program requires an 83 TOEFL/6.5 IELTS/107 DET).

College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies

College of Arts and Sciences Industrial/Organizational Psychology Environmental Science Applied Mathematics Applied Statistics Preprofessional Mathematics Public Administration Nonprofit Management Psychology Research Criminal Justice English Mathematics Education Music

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Submit documentation of financial resources sufficient for nine months of study.

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If currently studying in the U.S., submit a copy of your current I-20, I-94, visa, and SEVIS I-20 Transfer Form.

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Submit a clear copy of your current passport.

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Submit your official degree certificate and complete transcripts (statements of marks) from each higher education institution attended. Only original documents or attested photocopies received directly from the issuing institution will be accepted. Documents must be attested and sealed by the proper official within the issuing institution.

Fulfill any additional program requirements. For a full list of programs and their requirements, visit: utc.edu/graduate

What It Costs* The costs listed on Tuition and Fees (fall and spring semesters) $26,538 *this document are only an estimate. Estimated Living Expenses $14,200 Actual costs are subject to change (health insurance, housing, books, etc.) depending on the (fall and spring) $40,738 academic year. TOTAL Tuition, fees, and UTC housing charges are due at the beginning of each term. All fees must be paid in full by the date required. For detailed tuition and fees, visit the utc.edu/bursar.

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Athletic Training Physical Activity and Health Nursing Physical Therapy Occupational Therapy Social Work Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Advanced Educational Practice Counselor Education Elementary Education School Leadership Secondary Education: English as a Second Language Secondary Education Special Education Learning and Leadership Interior Design

All materials received by the University become property of the University and cannot be returned or forwarded to a third party.

For more details, visit: utc.edu/international

English Requirement

TOEFL 79 IELTS 6.0 Duolingo 100


Lora Cook

Jill Williams Alger

International Graduate Student Advisor Lora-Cook@utc.edu

Credential Evaluator & Immigration Specialist Jill-Williams-Alger@utc.edu

97.8% 97.8% of UTC’s professors hold terminal degrees.

The professors at UTC are so amazing. They understand that we are going from a different education system, and they really try to work with us.

— Rimsha Home country: Pakistan Major: Dietetics

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6 LEVELS of English language proficiency

20 HOURS

Total hours of classes per week

Courses start in:

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ESL

Yvonne Dunham Slobodenko

PROGRAM INFORMATION

ESL Coordinator Yvonne-Slobodenko@utc.edu

How to Apply 1

Visit utc.edu/esl to submit the online application.

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Pay a nonrefundable application fee of $30.

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Submit: a clear copy of your current passport. a copy of your high school diploma.

an English translation of your high school diploma. documentation of financial resources (F-1 applicants only). your other immigration documents (for applicants already in the U.S.). All admitted students must fulfill immunization requirements before registering for classes.

All ESL classrooms are on UTC campus

What It Costs*

12:1

Student to faculty ratio

Full-time Tuition (20 hours per week)

$4,518

Estimated Living Expenses

$6,560

(health insurance, housing, books, etc.)

TOTAL per semester

LEARN AMERICAN ENGLISH There are 225 million native English speakers in the USA.*

225,000,000 *2010 U.S. Census

98% 98% of former students say they would recommend UTC's intensive English program.

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For more details, visit utc.edu/esl and select "Program Information."

$11,078

Or scan the QR code below:

* The costs listed on this document are only an estimate. Actual costs are subject to change depending on the academic year.

Tuition, fees, and UTC housing charges are due at the beginning of each term. All fees must be paid in full by the date required. For detailed tuition and fees, visit utc.edu/bursar.

Scholarship Opportunities Scholarships may be available to you. For more information, visit utc.edu/scholarships. UTC scholarship funds are limited, and the allocation process is competitive.

Apply online at utc.edu/esl


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Juria

Chongqing, China

Nagoya, Japan

Our professors are very nice, and the classes are interesting. They give us a chance to talk to each other and express ourselves. They help us to know America more and adjust and fit into our new surroundings.

[The library] is very clean and comfortable, and the first floor is open 24 hours. I live in my dorm, so whenever I want to go, I can just go and study. And it has Starbucks next to the library.

Sovanmony

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Trang Bom, Vietnam

Cuiabá, Brazil

I like living on campus because of my American roommates. I can improve my English by talking with them every day. I also feel happy on campus. I have everything I need.

I really feel like the ESL program is preparing me for the TOEFL. I feel more confident after taking the ESL program and feel that it improved my ESL skill a lot.

The teachers are professionals at their job and know how to teach well. There is a large diverse group of students, which allows us to learn about one another’s cultures along with English.

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WHY UTC? ACTIVITIES FOR EVERYONE!

International Student Orientation

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Language Hour

International Buddy Program

Make friends with your fellow international students and gain valuable information by engaging in group activities and interactive learning.

Learn beginner level words and phrases in a variety of languages from native speakers. You'll also be able to meet other language enthusiasts and share your love of language learning.

Pair up with a UTC domestic student who can guide you through your transition to U.S. culture and academics.

Day Trips

International Tea Time

Global Spotlight

Enjoy fun and educational trips to nearby cities like Nashville and Atlanta. These are great opportunities to meet other international and domestic students and learn more about U.S. culture.

CGE hosts International Tea Times throughout the semester, allowing both international and domestic students to meet and bond over tea and conversation.

At Global Spotlight, international students share their cultures and experiences with the UTC community through interactive presentations.


Go Global Themed Living Community Live with U.S. students and other international students. Each Go Global dorm includes private bedrooms, a full kitchen, and laundry machines.

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1886 UTC was founded in 1886 as Chattanooga University. In 1969, the University and a junior college, Chattanooga City College, merged with The University of Tennessee to form the UTC campus we know and love today.

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SCHOLARSHIPS! FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

How to Apply 1

Apply to become an international UTC undergraduate student at utc.edu/apply.

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Once you have received your acceptance letter and UTCID, complete the “Why UTC?” project.

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Submit your online scholarship application form.

Who Can Apply? International first-time freshmen who have completed their UTC international undergraduate application and received an acceptance letter with a UTCID are eligible to apply for this scholarship. UTC defines international students as F-1 visa applicants/holders.

D EAD LI N E TO APPLY:

J ULY 1 st For more information, scan the QR code, or visit utc.edu/international and select the button that reads "Scholarships for New International Students."

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WHY CHATTANOOGA? 10 REASONS!

POPULATION

UTC is just a few blocks from downtown Chattanooga. Claiming more than 600 industries, the Scenic City lies between Lookout and Signal mountains, where the Tennessee River meets Moccasin Bend. The archaeological sites in this region possess great historical significance, marking the city’s Civil War roots. Today, Chattanooga is well known for its history, industry, and natural beauty. It is an internationally acknowledged center of cultural expression, outdoor adventure, and technological innovation.

1. Historical and natural wonders

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Source: 2019 Gale Research

City of Chattanooga: 179,690 Metropolitan Area: 563,104 TIME ZONE October to March: EST (Eastern Standard Time) April to September: EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)

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Midsize city with big-city vibes

3. Innovation and entrepreneurial district

4. Worldwide talent


5. four seasons CLIMATE *

average high average low *Based on a 10-year average from 2010 to 2019.

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Beautiful city

7. Convenient airport access

Economic development opportunities

9. Vibrant downtown

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Fastest internet in North America

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LIVE ON CAMPUS HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Residence halls have study areas throughout the building.

Beautiful apartment-style housing For residence hall descriptions, virtual tours, rates, and more, visit utc.edu/housing

Private bedrooms are available.

Modern accommodations to meet every student’s needs.

Go Global Community Fast wi-fi Modern appliances Laundry machines Cultural immersion

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CARTA buses are free for UTC students.

West Campus Housing is UTC’s newest residence hall.

Quick and healthy food available across campus For a full list of UTC Dining locations and services, visit utc.edu/dining

Electric bike stations are located around campus and throughout Chattanooga. The UTC Library boasts its very own Starbucks.

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WE’RE HERE FOR YOU

HISTORY OF UTC

MEET THE TEAM

Takeo Suzuki Executive Director, Center for Global Education Takeo-Suzuki@utc.edu

Laura Livermore Assistant Director, Center for Global Education Director, Office of Study Abroad

Eunice Davis International Undergraduate Student Advisor Eunice-Davis@utc.edu

Lora Cook International Graduate Student Advisor Lora-Cook@utc.edu

Laura-Livermore@utc.edu

Jamie Booth Study Abroad Coordinator Jamie-K-Booth@utc.edu

Amy Devan Graphic Design and Marketing Coordinator Amy-Devan@utc.edu

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga was founded in 1886 under the name Chattanooga University. In 1889, the university was combined with a religiouslyaffiliated school and was named Grant University. Eighteen years later, Grant University became the University of Chattanooga. The university remained private for 83 years until it joined the University of Tennessee system in 1969 to form the UTC campus. UTC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and is dedicated to helping students succeed in their academic and personal endeavors by providing a nurturing environment, a welcoming community, and invaluable opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Jill Williams Alger Credential Evaluator and Immigration Specialist Jill-Williams-Alger@utc.edu

Yvonne Dunham Slobodenko ESL Coordinator Yvonne-Slobodenko@utc.edu

T H E UTC C E N T E R FO R G LO B A L E D U C AT I O N

The Center for Global Education plays an important role in fullfilling UTC's mission to "achieve… excellence by actively engaging students, faculty and staff; embracing diversity and inclusion; inspiring positive change; and enriching and sustaining our community.”

@UTCglobal

OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AND SCHOLAR SERVICES ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE INSTITUTE OFFICE OF STUDY ABROAD

utc.edu/global goglobal@utc.edu

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CHATTANOOGA! THE BEST TOWN EVER

Chattanooga has been recognized twice as Outside magazine’s Best Town Ever.

This friendly Tennessee city is a breath of fresh air.

- The New York Times

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Chattanooga combines smalltown charm with cosmopolitan character. Hosting some of the world’s biggest companies— including Volkswagen, Amazon, Komatsu, and Coca-Cola—it is a tech hub, enterprise center, and ecotourism destination. Chattanooga boasts North America's fastest internet. A long-time focus of international industry, it is also home to an eclectic mix of artists, entrepreneurs, scholars, and adventurers.

utc.edu/global

Students engage in real-world learning on and off UTC campus, which is nestled near downtown Chattanooga and embedded in the city's thriving business and cultural environments. Chattanooga is centrally located between major U.S. cities including Nashville, Atlanta, and more. With a population of over 179,000 and a metropolitan statistical area population of more than 528,100, the city is easily accessible by air and bus.

GoGlobal@utc.edu

UTC is a comprehensive, community-engaged campus of the University of Tennessee System. UTC is an EEO/AA/Titles VI & IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. E045710001-002-21