Frequently Asked Questions

Housing

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All rooms include a desk, three drawer chest, twin-size bed and closet.

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Review this list of items to bring to TMU.

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First time students, ages 17-20, enrolling full-time, will move in on August 11, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  All transfer students and first time students, age 21 and over, will move in on Monday August 13, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Visit Move to TMU for more information.

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Most residential students must purchase an unlimited access meal plan. Exceptions are made for juniors and seniors in our nursing and education programs and for students living in Twin Springs and Heritage Condos.

Visit Dining Services for more information.

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Washers and dryers are available for use, free of charge in all dorms. Twin Springs and Heritage Condos have washer and dryer hook-ups, but do not include a washer or dryer.

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Yes, students may feel free to rearrange the furniture in the assigned room, but all furniture must remain inside room.

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We have found that the best way to hang decorations are with 3M Command Strips. Students should not put holes in the walls.

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Bedroom dimensions by building are:

  • Garrison and Sewell Halls (15’ X 12’)
  • Merritt and Otwell Hall (15’ X 12’)
  • Cleveland Courts (15’ X 12’)
  • New Dorm (13’ X 11’)

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Window sizes by building are:

  • Garrison and Merritt Halls (51” X 48”)
  • Sewell and Otwell Hall (62” X 30”)
  • Cleveland Courts (46” X 36”)
  • New Dorm (49” X 38”)

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The height of the bed is adjustable, and the clearance under the beds ranges from 3 inches to 30.5 inches.

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Twin size, extra-long sheets will fit our mattresses.

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After completing the enrollment application, students are prayerfully considered and paired with a roommate that best suits their preferences and interests.

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Yes, you can request a roommate on the enrollment application. We make it a priority to accommodate all requests.

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Cable TV is provided in every bedroom and in the living rooms of apartments.

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Yes, internet is provided. Wireless internet is available in all residence halls and across campus. Wire internet is available in Garrison, Sewell, Otwell, Merritt and New Dorm. Students will need to provide their own ethernet cable.

Please contact IT with any questions regarding your cable or internet at ext. 3401 or helpdesk@truett.edu.

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Truett McConnell University is committed to the residential college experience and thus expects traditional aged single students to live in campus housing.  To be eligible to apply to live off campus, students must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  1. Living with, and commuting daily from, the primary residence of a parent or legal guardian
  2. Twenty-two years of age or older and completed 90 or more hours of coursework
  3. Married
  4. Twenty-five years of age or older

New students wishing to live off campus must complete the enrollment application, pay their $175 enrollment fee, and receive written permission from Truett McConnell prior to entering into any agreements for off-campus housing.  Applications should be submitted at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the academic term.

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No, students are not allowed to have pets on campus. Any indication of pets will result in immediate removal of the pet and the potential loss of housing privileges.

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Yes, bicycle parking is available at most buildings on campus.

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For any maintenance issues, please email mr@truett.edu and facilities will attend to the requests at the first available opportunity.

For emergency maintenance issues (water leaks, A/C, and heat failure, etc.), please contact your Resident Assistant or Resident Director as they will be able to assist you. Our facilities department responds to emergency maintenance issues 24/7.

Online

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TMU Online classes run in two 8-week terms (A and B) each fall and spring semester, with a few exceptions for language and high school dual enrollment courses, plus an 8-week summer term. Most students take two courses each term, but you may choose to take more or less to suit your needs. Your financial aid will depend on the number of courses you take during a given term.

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Most classes are 3-hour credit classes, but taught in 8-weeks instead of a full semester, so you can expect to spend 3-6 hours per week in each of your courses. Assignments are typically due by midnight on Sunday night, so in most cases you can work at your own pace throughout each week, beginning on Monday.

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You will need reliable, high-speed internet access for your online classes. We recommend Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome as your browser, as Internet Explorer is no longer support by our online classroom platform. Some classes may ask you to record a video or audio of yourself for an assignment. You will have access to Office software through your TMU email account. All online classes are both Mac and PC friendly.

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Upon admittance, the registrar’s office will be in contact with you via phone or email to set up the schedule for your first term. After that, you will register yourself for classes via an online system.

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Textbooks for all of your courses can be ordered at http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/truett.htm.

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Brightspace by D2L is the learning management system that we use for our online classroom platform.  When you are enrolled, you will have access to a course called Student Resource Center which will post available training sessions and provide links to Brightspace tutorial videos, along with other useful resources for TMU students.

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  • For academic questions regarding classes and registration, contact your advisor (assigned during your first term) or the Registrar’s Office at registrar@truett.edu.
  • For questions or problems with your email, contact the IT Department at helpdesk@truett.edu.
  • For questions or problems with the online classroom, contact Online Support at onlinesupport@truett.edu.
  • For specific questions regarding your course or assignments, contact the professor- their email will be posted in the online classroom and they should respond within 48 hours.

Registrar's Office

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Stop by the registrar’s office and complete a declaration of major form or email a request to change/declare your major
from your TMU email account to registrar@truett.edu.

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Stop by the registrar’s office and complete a change of address form or email your address change from your TMU email
account to registrar@truett.edu.

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Login information will be issued by the IT department. Your TMU email address will be the primary form of communication used by the university to relay important information. Check it often!

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Self Service is TMU’s student portal. The IT department will issue your Self Service login along with your TMU email login. You may use Self Service for future registration, drop/add, viewing your grades and unofficial transcript, and viewing/paying your tuition and fees.

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After the initial semester of enrollment, each student is assigned an academic advisor and is provided academic advising services prior to all future registrations and schedule changes. To find out who your advisor is, login to Self Service. Choose the Classes tab, then click Schedule, then choose Student Schedule. Scroll down and your advisor name will be listed on the bottom left of the schedule.

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Students are placed into the appropriate level of math based on their ACCUPLACER placement scores

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See the Academic Calendar under Academics on the TMU website for drop/add dates and last day to withdraw from a course without academic penalty. During the published drop/add period, discuss your course changes with your advisor and then enter them in Self Service for advisor approval. After the drop/add period, courses may not be added but may be withdrawn from until the published last day to withdraw without academic penalty. A course drop form should be
obtained from the Registrar’s Office. Upon submission of a completed form, the student will be assigned a grade of “W” for the withdrawn course. (TMU ONLINE students may email course withdrawal requests to registrar@truett.edu)

Students who decide not to attend TMU after receiving a course schedule must notify the registrar’s office (registrar@truett.edu) of intent to withdraw prior to the first day of class to avoid financial and academic penalty.

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Students need to enroll for a minimum of 12 semester hours to be considered full-time. In order to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in four years, students will need to complete at least 30 semester hours each year. Students who place in developmental classes may take longer to graduate.

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All on campus TMU students will be registered for chapel and are required to attend. Chapel will be listed as HU 100 on your course schedule. Chapel is held on Tuesdays at 9:30 am in the Student Wellness Center.

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All entering students must register for these courses – FD 100A in fall and FD 100B in spring. The Discipleship course will meet on Thursdays at 9:30 am. Information on class meetings will be sent to your TMU email address.

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A copy of the degree requirements checklist for your declared major is sent to you along with your schedule for the first semester you are registered at TMU. The degree requirements checklist shows all courses you will be required to take to complete the degree in your declared major. If you have prior college credit, the applicable credits are marked on this degree checklist. Keep this copy! While you will be assigned a faculty advisor to assist you in the course selection process each semester, it is ultimately your responsibility to take all classes required to complete your degree. If you change your major, ask the Registrar’s office for a copy of the degree checklist for your new major.

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Please visit our textbook vendor, MBS Direct, to order textbooks.
For questions on textbook ordering, contact The Outpost at 706-865-2134, ext. 3100.

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The university academic calendar is available at www.truett.edu. Choose “Academics”, then “Academic Calendar”.

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The university catalog contains policies and procedures, course descriptions, and degree requirements. The university
catalog is available at www.truett.edu. Choose “Academics”, then “Catalog”.

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Final grades at the end of the semester will be available to students via Self Service as they are posted by instructors.

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Please visit Student Privacy.