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Vol 105: First Year Seminar

Vol 105 is a one-credit course that focuses on your strengths and well-being while tackling topics such as learning strategies, career competencies, financial literacy, and life at UT.

About Vol 105

You will be enrolled in an appropriate seminar before or during your New Student Advising appointment.

As part of Vol 105, you will meet with your Academic Coach to discuss study tips, goal setting, time management, and test preparation. Additionally, many students enrolled in a first-year seminar will be assigned a Peer Mentor (PM). These PMs support the instructor by leading conversations and will meet with students individually throughout the semester.

of students who successfully completed FYS 101 in the Fall returned to UT for the Spring 2024 semester.

was the average cumulative GPA of students who successfully completed FYS 101.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply academic success strategies to foster your long-term success.

  • Explain how to leverage your strengths for success in and out of the classroom.

  • Identify UT-specific resources and opportunities and utilize them for academic, personal, and career success.

Vol 105 FAQs

First-year students will automatically be enrolled in an appropriate section of First-Year Student (FYS) 101 (or a college/Honors equivalent) before or during New Student Advising.

Transfer students have the option to register for Transitioning on Rocky Top (TRNS) 201 during New Student Advising.