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Where do adults students go for help?

Come to the Adult, Commuter & Transfer Services office, located inside the ARC- 2nd floor of the D.P. Culp Center, for answers and information. Click here for more information about Adult, Commuter & Transfer Services.

Where can I find information about transferring to ETSU?

You can talk with someone in the Adult, Commuter & Transfer Services office, for helpful information and answers to questions you might have. We also recommend that you visit the Transfer Guide Website for information on transferring to ETSU.
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Click here for the Transfer Guide

Why would I need approval from the Dean of Arts & Sciences in the ARC?

If your major is in the College of Arts & Sciences, any approval for Academic exceptions should be requested from Arts & Sciences in the ARC. Such exceptions include requests for overloads, late adding of a course, late dropping of a course, requests for catalog extensions, or grade appeals.
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If I am not majoring in an area from the College of Arts & Sciences, do I need any help from the Dean of Arts & Sciences?

If you transferred to ETSU and want to challenge the awarding of a particular general education course from your previous school, would contact the Dean of Arts & Sciences.
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Click here for information about the General Education Core

Are students paid for participating in a Co-op/Internship placement?

Most Co-op/Internships are paid by the employers sponsoring the placement. However, some employers seek students who are willing to work a semester as a volunteer while at the same time gaining valuable experience in their major.
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What is the difference between a major and a Pre-Health program of study?

Pre-Health professional schools require academic prerequisites to be completed before entering professional school, which are compiled into programs of study and are not considered majors. Students are required to select an academic major in addition to meeting admissions requirements for the professional school of their choice.
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If I plan to attend a Health Professional school after I graduate, do I need a specific major?

Professional schools do not usually require or even suggest a specific major and/or minor. However, most schools do recommend that students seek a solid, broad-based, general undergraduate education with substantial exposure to the humanities and social sciences while excelling in science and math.
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Do I just need to make good grades to be admitted to a Health Professional school?

In addition to achieving a solid, broad-based, general education with substantial exposure to the humanities and social sciences while excelling in science and math, students are expected to participate in practical experiences (shadowing) and volunteerism throughout their college experience.
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Where can I get help on choosing a major or career?

The Career Exploration Center(CEC) can help students begin this process by learning about themselves and obtaining accurate, up-to-date information about careers they are considering. They offer inventories and assessments, such as the Sigi3, which identify occupational interests, values, and abilities. Visit the CEC today if you wish to learn more about yourself and explore occupations before choosing a major or career.
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How can I find out the training requirements, salary range, and job outlook for a career I am considering?

The Sigi3 program offered through The Career Exploration Center(CEC) provides a wealth of information about occupations including education and training requirements, salary range, future job trends, as well as likes and dislikes of individuals in many professions. CEC also has a career library of books and information about occupations in addition to helpful career exploration websites.
In addition, the University Career Services offers many resources that can be helpful in looking at career information.
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Click here for more information about University Career Services

What is Learning Support?

The Learning Support program consists of courses designed to equip under-prepared students and those encountering high school deficiencies with the essential skills they need in math, writing, reading, and learning strategies.
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What is COMPASS?

COMPASS is the computerized instrument we use to determine placement into learning support classes when a student is not submitting ACT or SAT scores. These scores must be less than three years old to be considered valid. There are study guides available on line to help you prepare for the COMPASS.
Click here for information about the COMPASS and for the Study Guide

How do I declare a new major or change my current major?

You have 3 options. (1) Contact the department office or advisor of the new major. (2) Obtain the change of major form online through the registrar's website. (3) Pick up a copy of the change of major form in the ARC located on the 2nd floor of the D.P. Culp Center.
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Click here to access the change of major form online

How do I find my Advisor?

Call the ARC at (423) 439-8650 or click here for list of advisors.

How much does tutoring cost and are there eligibility requirements?

Tutoring is provided through the Center for Academic Achievement (CFAA) located on the 1st floor of the Sherrod Library. There are no eligibility requirements. Free and paid tutoring is available. Everyone who is enrolled at ETSU is welcome to take part in tutoring!
In addition, Student Support Services, located on the 3rd floor of the D.P. Culp Center, offers tutoring for eligible students.
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