Nontraditional Student Orientation

Nontraditional Student FAQs

⪢ Is orientation required for nontraditional students? (top of page)

Nontraditional students (first-time college students age 21 or older) are not required to complete an orientation. However, if you would like to attend the traditional SOAR (first-year orientation), please Contact Us

If you do not wish to attend on-campus orientation, but still want to learn about Tech, we strongly encourage you to complete our online orientation. This will ensure you are prepared for your first semester and provide you with information on various campus resources. For more information about online orientation, please visit the Orientation Information page.

⪢ How do I get advised and registered for my classes? (top of page)

Advisement/registration sessions for nontraditional students are available by appointment only. You can contact your Academic Advisor for a personalized advisement and transcript review appointment.

Advisement for the Summer and Fall terms begins in early April and continues through August 13, 2021.

Advisement for Spring begins in early November and continues through January 15, 2021.

Students must be admitted before making an advising appointment.

⪢ What additional items do I need to complete before the semester starts? (top of page)

For additional items that will need to be completed before you start your first semester, be sure to visit the What's Next page. This will provide you with a checklist of items and contact information.

⪢ How do I pay my tuition for the upcoming semester? (top of page)

For information regarding how to confirm enrollment and pay tuition & fees visit the Bursar's Office website. Students who do not pay & confirm by the below deadlines will have their schedules purged and will be required to re-register for the upcoming semester during open registration.

Fall admitted students: Students who have registered for courses prior to Wednesday, August 14 will need to confirm their schedule and pay their tuition/fees by 11:59pm (central) on Wednesday, August 14 for the Fall 2019 semester. 

Spring admitted students: Students who have registered for courses prior to January 2, 2019 must complete this process by 11:59pm (central) on January 2, 2019.

⪢ Does Tennessee Tech offer child care services? (top of page)

The Child Development Lab at Tennessee Tech is a lab-based program that provides educational services to young learners and also provides real-world experience to Tennessee Tech students majoring in fields such as early childhood education and child & family studies. Their services are open to faculty, staff, students, and the Cookeville community. Make sure to visit their website to learn more.

⪢ I no longer plan on attending Tech. What do I need to do? (top of page)

Students who no longer plan on attending Tech should complete the Update Application Form. If you are unable to access this form please call the Office of Admissions (931)372-3888 or the Office of New Student & Family Programs (931) 372-3245 and we will be able to assist you with your decision.


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