What is universal tracking?
Universal tracking (UT) is an online electronic system that monitors the progress of all undergraduate majors toward graduation.
What is the purpose of universal tracking?
Universal tracking helps students find the best academic path to complete their degree, provides academic advice for choosing the most appropriate major as soon as possible and pro-vides feedback each fall and spring semester on academic progress.
How does UT help students find the best major?
UT monitors the critical tracking courses for all majors and provides feedback to the student and to the adviser beginning with the fall semester of the freshman year. This immediate feedback helps the student determine if he/she has chosen the best major and is on track for graduation.
How can a student find out what the tracking criteria are for other
There are several ways to obtain this information:
How does the off-track hold affect students?
Will students who are on track receive any notification?
The students who are on track will receive their grades.
Will students be notified if a college has not removed the tracking
Yes. Prior to advance registration in the fall and spring terms, tracking audits are mailed to all students. If there is a hold, it will be printed at the top of the audit.
How many terms can a student be off track?
If a student is off track for two consecutive terms, he/she will be required to change to a different major.
If a student is off track for two consecutive terms and wants to
change majors, what should he/she do?
If the student has selected a new major, he/she should contact the college offering that major to schedule an appointment with an adviser to discuss changing the major. The student should visit the Academic Advising Center for assistance in choosing a new major. If the chosen major is not offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the student will be referred to the college offering the major to request a change of major.
How will universal tracking impact academic advising, especially
for freshmen and sophomores?
Universal tracking ensures that all students (freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors) receive academic advising from their college advisers.
In what ways can the Academic Advising Center assist students?
AAC advises students who have majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. AAC can help any student select a new major.
Are students allowed to change majors?
Frequently Asked Questions About the Undergraduate Catalog
The Undergraduate Catalog is very long. Why should I bother to read
While the catalog may not look flashy, it contains information that is critical to your academic success at UF.
I am a freshman. Where should I start?
You might begin by examining the tracks for your major. Each major has a suggested eight-semester plan that will enable you to graduate in four years. The index will help you find the appropriate pages for your major.
Where can I find information on Advanced Placement and International
Baccalaureate course equivalencies?
Look in the Academic Advising section for course equivalencies. If you want to know what courses to take next, look at the placement charts as well.
What is CLAST and where do I sign up?
CLAST information can be found in the Academic Regulations section.
What do I need to know about the Gordon Rule communication and computation
Refer to the Academic Advising section. Also remember that Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate credit count toward Gordon Rule.
How do I find out about my SAT II scores?
Consult the charts in the Academic Advising or Admissions sections or refer to the schedule of courses.
What are the general education requirements of the university?
Consult the Academic Advising section.
Im Pre-Med or Pre-Law. Where can I find information that would help
me pursue my interests in medicine or law?
Refer to the Academic Advising section for pre-professional studies information and then consult an adviser in the Office of Health and Legal Professions Advising in 100 AAC.
What about transfer credit?
Refer to the transfer credit policy in the Academic Regulations section.
Is there somewhere I can find information about graduate school?
Yes, you can get a copy of the Graduate Catalog or you can discuss graduate education with an academic adviser or a faculty member in your major.
Where would I find general information about the school year and
the length of semesters?
The academic year calendar pages follow this page in the catalog. In addition, there are calendars included for the next four academic years.
I am interested in overseas study. Where can I find information on
the programs available?
Again, refer to the Academic Advising section or go to the Overseas Studies Office in 123 Grinter Hall.
Is there any other section I should know about?
The Academic Regulations and Academic Advising sections are two very important sections for all students. In addition, the college section that houses your major contains information of great importance to you.
World Wide Web Addresses
UF Home Page
Colleges, Schools, Units and Offices (alpha index, computing, libraries, UF phone book, UF web sites and more)
Student Information (admissions, financial aid, catalogs, housing, study abroad and more)
About Our Campus (events, facts, homecoming, maps, news, sports, virtual tour and more)
ISIS Student Information (directory information, fees and financial information, financial aid and universal tracking)
Office of the University Registrar and the Office of Admissions Home
Admissions and Online Applications
Commencement Information, by term
Schedule of Courses
Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs
Virtual Tour of Campus
Please refer to the inside back cover of this catalog for a correspondence
directory of the major campus offices, colleges and schools. This listing
also includes web addresses.