FYS 101, offered during fall semester, equips you with the skills needed to aim for graduation and success in the field of your choice. It is a one-credit course specifically designed to assist you with your personal and academic adjustment and transition to college life. FYS 101 offers opportunities for you to meet other freshmen and establish support groups with your peers, staff, and faculty. In addition, you will develop the skills to thrive in the classroom and in life beyond the classroom.
FYS 101 also offers the opportunity for undergraduate students to serve as peer mentors to new first-year students at UT by assisting an FYS 101 instructor in a section of FYS 101 for the fall term.
The VolSource is an online resource for all new students to be utilized in their first-year. The VolSource will serve as the online text for FYS 101 courses.
Some students take a specialized first-year course in lieu of FYS 101. Be sure to ask your advisor about:
TRNS 201: Transitioning on Rocky Top
Transition 201 is a course similar to FYS 101, but adjusted to meet the needs of transfer students in their first semester at UT. TRNS 201 focuses on connecting students with their majors and faculty as well as introducing UT-specific resources and programs.Learn More about TRNS 201