CEHHS Student Services

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Academic Advising

Spring 2017 Advising

Please read the information below under the section that best describes your situation.

You will have the opportunity to schedule an advising appointment for semester planning during an “appointment campaign” designed especially for you. You will receive an email two weeks prior to the start of your campaign (see chart below) which will include a link to appointment options. If you are unable to meet with an advisor during your campaign window, you can schedule an appointment during any “Open Advising” period listed below.

To ensure you meet with the appropriate advisor for semester planning, please call 865-974-8194 (Mon – Fri between 8 AM & 5 PM) to schedule your appointment during any “Open Advising” period listed below. During peak advising, open advising appointments will fill up quickly, so please call 2-3 weeks in advance of your desired visit.

You will be able to meet with an advisor during any of the “Open Advising” periods listed below. Please schedule your appointment using the GradesFirst link on the MyUTK homepage or by calling 865-974-8194 (Mon – Fri between 8 AM & 5 PM). During peak advising, open advising appointments will fill up quickly, so please schedule your appointment 2-3 weeks in advance of your desired visit.

Please call our center at 865-974-8194 (Mon – Fri between 8 AM & 5 PM) to discuss scheduling a prospective student appointment or to discuss advising options if you have recently been admitted.

* Open Advising is by appointment only. Please call 865-974-8194 (or current students can use GradesFirst) to schedule a visit. Appointments are typically scheduled 2-3 weeks in advance.

As always, if you have any pressing advising concerns or questions, please email your advisor or call 865-974-8194!

How to Prepare for an Advising Appointment

  • Review your curriculum in the undergraduate catalog
  • Ensure you are on track to meet progression standards by reviewing your DARs (Degree Audit Report)
    • Please follow this link to learn how to appropriately run your own DARs report.
  • Prepare a list of questions that you would like to ask your advisor
  • Follow through on referrals proposed by your advisor

If you have questions at any time, please feel free to either schedule an appointment, or e-mail your advisor.  You can find a list of our staff, including e-mail addresses on our staff page.

Items of Interest

Prior to advanced registration, all undergraduate students who have earned fewer than 30 hours at UT (AP, DP, and transfer credit not included), students who are on academic review, and students who have not officially declared a major are required to meet with an advisor during each term of the academic year (fall and spring). All other students are required to meet with an advisor for an advising appointment during a designated term each year. Students whose ID ends with an even number (including zero) are advised in fall for spring registration;  students whose ID ends with an odd number are advised in spring for fall registration.

All students are encouraged to meet with an advisor each term to ensure degree progression.


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