COOKEVILLE – As the 2020 spring semester winds down at Tennessee Tech, current students are beginning to look forward to the summer and fall semesters.
Instead of waiting until May or August, current students are taking advantage of their early registration for summer and fall course selection.
“We are really wanting students to focus on their degree completion,” said Allen Mullis, Tech’s executive director for student success. “As we look ahead, we want our current students to get the course work completed for the semester and to talk to their advisor if they need to adjust their courses for the summer and fall semesters and see what they might be missing.
“The big piece is having a conversation,” continued Mullis. “Even though we are all working from home or remotely, we want our students to know we are accessible for them.”
Since spring break was extended in March, Tech made the switch to having all classes finish the spring semester online. The first summer session will also be online. That hasn’t slowed the process of students being able to contact their advisors.
“I am excited the advisors have been able make the best out of a unique situation,” said Simone McKelvey, Tech’s director of advisement and retention services. “They have been working with students long distance to advise them for registration which began a few weeks ago. We are urging students to reach out to their advisors if they have not had those meetings yet.”
To better serve students as they transition to online education, and to support their emotional and financial wellbeing, the university launched the Finish Wings Up resource page at https://www.tntech.edu/student/index.php.
Academic advisors are still actively making appointments with students who have not been advised for summer/fall 2020 course registration. There are a variety of courses being offered this summer in both online and hybrid formats.
“As students finish Wings Up this semester, we would like to remind them to check in with their academic advisor to discuss how their courses are going, track their progress towards their degree, or to finish planning and registering for the summer/fall 2020 semesters,” said Mullis. “We will be enrolling our freshman and transfer students soon and want current students to go ahead and take advantage of that early registration.”
The summer 2020 intercession classes begin May 11 with first and full-term summer 2020 classes set to begin on June 1. The second term summer 2020 classes begin on July 6 with fall 2020 classes set to begin on Aug. 24.