Summer 2016 at UT
All Volunteer Bridge students will take FYS 100, a zero-credit-hour online course required of all first-year students at UT, beginning in the summer.
Volunteer Bridge students also have the option of taking second-session summer courses at UT before beginning PSCC coursework in the fall. Though not required, this summer session is highly recommended as it gives students a head start in earning the 30 required transferrable hours and allows them to adjust to UT’s campus before the hectic fall semester begins. Non-commuter Volunteer Bridge students who enroll in UT for second summer session will live in Morrill Hall and take coursework best suited to their particular academic needs and goals. They also take FYS 101, a one-credit-hour course designed to help them transition successfully to UT and PSCC.
Fall 2016 & Spring 2017 at PSCC
Students will have access to the full range of courses offered at PSCC during the fall and spring semesters. However, it is important to bear in mind that not all PSCC courses will transfer to UT and, therefore, will not count toward completion of the 30-hour program requirement. Students, in consultation with their advisors, should carefully plan their fall and spring course schedules so that transferable courses are chosen. If a student must or chooses to take a non-transferrable course, the student should plan to take course work in excess of 30 hours in the first year to ensure completion of 30 transferrable hours.
Volunteer Bridge Program students may not take classes at UT during the fall and spring semesters of their first year (unless it is absolutely necessary for a student to stay on track for his/her prospective major). Instead, they will attend classes at PSCC, primarily at the Division Street and Hardin Valley campuses. However, Volunteer Bridge students may take courses at any of PSCC’s five campuses.
Students who successfully complete Volunteer Bridge Program requirements or are otherwise granted degree-seeking admission to UT by the end of spring semester are eligible to enroll at UT in summer 2017 if desired.
Students who have not yet completed Volunteer Bridge Program requirements or been admitted may enroll in summer 2016 coursework at PSCC or another eligible institution to complete requirements. Students who have not completed Volunteer Bridge Program requirements or otherwise earned degree-seeking admission to UT by the end of summer 2016 will be removed from the program to pursue an alternate transfer pathway to UT.