Advising & Registration

Meeting with an academic advisor is crucial to starting your college career on the right foot. Whether you're planning to transfer or pursue a career program, advisors assist with selecting the correct courses to meet the academic requirements for your chosen area of study. You'll discuss your academic and career goals with your advisor during your advising session. Together you'll make an Educational Plan that show your path to a timely graduation.

All students seeking a degree are required to meet with their academic advisor before registering for classes each semester.

Meet Your Advisor

Find Out Who Your Advisor Is

  1. Log on to TigerWeb.
  2. Scroll down to the Academic Profile in the middle of the page.
  3. Select the current term from the drop-down menu and click “Go”.

If you don’t have an Advisor assigned to you, please contact your division office (based on your major) at the phone numbers listed in the table below. 

Contact Your Advisor

Your advisor’s email address, phone number, and office location can be found in the Chattanooga State directory. 

Special Note About Summer

Many faculty members do not work during the Summer semester.  If you are having trouble reaching your advisor, please contact your division office at the phone numbers listed in the table below..

Division Location Main Number Academic Specialist Dean's Office
Contact Information for Academic Divisions
Business OMN B-106 423-697-4441 423-697-2679 423-697-2614
Engineering & Information Technologies CETAS-362 423-697-4434 423-697-2496 423-697-3174
Humanities & Fine Arts H-102 423-697-4440 423-697-4747 423-697-3383
Mathematics & Sciences OMN-F2 423-697-4442 423-697-2626 423-697-2552
Nursing & Allied Health HSC 2088 423-697-4450 423-697-4782 423-697-4785
Social & Behavioral Sciences C-10 423-697-3127 423-697-5507 423-697-2692
Tennessee College of Applied Technology TCAT Building 1 - Room 15 423-697-4433 423-697-3283 or 3379 423-697-4781

Registration

Review your Registration Status in TigerWeb (Student > Registration > Registration Status).  Your Registration Status will show any holds or academic issues that might prevent you from registering. You will need to resolve any holds prior to registration.

Do You Know Your PIN?

All students must have a PIN to register.

If you are seeking a degree, your advisor will give you your PIN.  The “Meet Your Advisor” step, above, explains how to contact your advisor.

If you are not seeking a degree (including transient students), your PIN will be emailed to you after you are admitted.  If you have been admitted and did not receive a PIN, contact the office of the division teaching the course you plan to take (contact information is above).

Academic Fresh Start

"Academic Fresh Start" is a plan of academic forgiveness provided for undergraduate students who have demonstrated academic responsibility following their return. The Academic Fresh Start allows the calculation of the quality point average and credit hours toward graduation to be based only on work after returning to college. (See the Academic Catalog for eligibility requirements.)

Advising FAQs

Who is my advisor and where can I find him/her?
Answer: 

Your advisor's name is posted on your TigerWeb account. Using the instructions on the login screen, log into your account and your advisor's name will be listed in the center of your home page. Then go to "People Finder" which is located in the bottom right corner of your TigerWeb home page under Quick Links.

Do I have to see my assigned advisor?
Answer: 

Students are assigned to advisors based on their major and where they are in their degree program. For the best possible career and course information, you need to see your assigned advisor. If you change your major, you will be assigned a new advisor from your new division.

Do I need to bring anything with me when I meet with my advisor?
Answer: 

Yes. You need to bring all documents, such as an Educational or Academic Plan if you already have one and any other related documents that you may have received in a prior session. We recommend that you keep all of your advising materials together in one folder, along with a sheet of paper to write down questions as they come to mind. If you are a new or transfer student, please bring copies of your college transcripts.

What is the difference between an AA, AS and an AAS degree?
Answer: 

The Associate of Arts (AA) and the Associate of Science (AS) degrees are designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution. An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is designed to prepare students for immediate employment in a specialized area.

What Chattanooga State classes will transfer to four-year colleges/universities in Tennessee?
Answer: 

On the Advising web page, there is a transfer equivalency table that will tell you course for course what classes transfer to many state colleges and universities. For institutions not listed on this table, you will need to check the catalog of the intended transfer school and consult with an advisor at that school. Be sure to discuss your transfer plans with your assigned advisor.

What is the difference between admission and registration?
Answer: 

Admission is being admitted to the school. Registration is actually signing up for your classes online through TigerWeb Self Service.

How many credit hours are considered fulltime?
Answer: 

Twelve (12) credit hours are considered fulltime. Keep in mind, college students should spend 2 to 3 hours per week outside of class (reading, studying, writing, and preparing) for every hour they are in class. That means, a student carrying 12 credit hours can expect to spend 24 to 36 hours of studying outside of class plus the 12 hours they are in class - that's why it is called "fulltime!"

How do I register on the Web?
Answer: 

View our TigerWeb Guide.

When does registration for next semester start?
Answer: 

Consult the Chattanooga State Academic Calendar for important semester dates.

What is an Educational Plan or Academic Plan?
Answer: 

The educational or academic plan is completed with your advisor and outlines the courses you will need to take in future semesters in order to graduate. To make changes to your plan, contact your advisor directly.

I have questions about my major/career. Who do I need to see?
Answer: 

Your assigned advisor will help you with questions about your major. The Career Services and Counseling provides weekly career information sessions, and offers inventories and counseling services to help you decide on a career.

Can I double major?
Answer: 

A double major at Chattanooga State is only available in AAS degree programs. All requirements for each major must be met. The second major must include at least 20 hours not applied to the first major.

What can I do if I am having academic problems in class?
Answer: 

The first line of contact should be with the instructor; instructor and advisor before dropping a class. It is also advisable to check with Financial Aid and determine how dropping a class might affect your aid. If a decision is made to proceed with the drop, students can drop college level courses in their TigerWeb account.

Where do I go to drop my class?
Answer: 

Students should talk with their instructor and advisor before dropping a class. It is also advisable to check with Financial Aid and determine how dropping a class might affect your aid. If a decision is made to proceed with the drop, students can drop the course in their TigerWeb account.

Do I need to reapply for admission if I have previously attended classes at Chattanooga State?
Answer: 

A student previously enrolled at Chattanooga State who did not attend the immediate preceding term (summer excluded) must submit an application for readmission to the Enrollment Services Office. This can be completed online, in person, or by mail.

How is the grade point average (GPA) calculated?
Answer: 

Based on the 4.0 Scale

  • A = 4 quality points
  • B = 3 quality points
  • C = 2 quality points
  • D = 1 quality point
  • F = 0 quality points

Example of Calculating Your "Quality Points"

  • A(4) x 3 credit hours = 12 quality points
  • A(4) x 4 credit hours = 16 quality points
  • B(3) x 2 credit hours = 6 quality points
  • C(2) x 3 credit hours = 6 quality points

40 quality points divided by 12 credit hours = 3.33 GPA

You can use our GPA calculator as well.

 

Where do I get information for my distance education classes?
Answer: 

The Center for Distributed Education conducts orientation sessions for online/hybrid courses Student eLearn Orientation. For additional information you can call the CDE at 423-697-4408, 423-697-2592 or the Desire to Learn Helpline at 1-888-298-8566.