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Courses at TU

Below you will find essential information to help you enroll in courses at TU. Please review this information carefully - getting things right at the application stage will save you time and effort later on!

Getting Started

The courses you request on your application form are the ones we will try to register you in once you are admitted.  At the time of application you will request courses for your first semester only. Students studying at TU for a full year will choose and register for courses for the second semester at a later date.

Please review the course descriptions on the TU website and seek advice and approval from your home institution prior to making your selection.

IMPORTANT: Not all courses will be available each term so you must list at least 8 courses on your application. Courses being offered in the fall semester are announced in March and course offerings for the spring semester are announced in October.

Choose the Right Level

Most classes at TU have prerequisites so it is important to choose classes that are right for you. The number of each course indicates the level of the class (introductory to advanced) - the higher the level the more prerequisites.

Undergraduate students 100, 200, 300, 400 level courses only
Graduate students 500, 600, 700 level courses only

Make sure you have covered the content of any prerequisite classes listed in the course description.  For any TU course with prerequisites, please submit descriptions of the relevant classes you have completed at home with your application.

Course Load

Undergraduate students must enroll in a minimum of 12 units per semester and can take a maximum of 15 without incurring an overload surcharge fee. Most courses are worth 3 units each so students typically take 4 or 5 courses per semester.

Graduate students must enroll in 9 units per semester. An overload surcharge fee will be incurred for more than 9 units. Most courses are worth 3 units each so students typically take 3 courses per semester.

Changing your Course Schedule

You may change your schedule after arrival during the first week of the semester. This is called the drop/add (change of schedule) period.

If a course is already closed (full), you may go to the class on the first day and talk to the professor about adding the course. The instructor will determine whether to allow you to add the class.

Undergraduate students must carry at least 12 credits at all times in order to maintain their immigration status. Graduate students must carry at least 9 credits at all times in order to maintain their immigration status. Do not drop a course until you know whether you can add another course.



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