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Academic Advising


Getting started with Advising

Please read the information contained in the section which 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 (Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.) to schedule your appointment during any Open Advising period listed below. During peak advising, open advising appointments will fill up quickly, so please call two to three 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 (Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.). During peak advising, open advising appointments will fill up quickly, so please schedule your appointment two to three weeks in advance of your desired visit.

Please call our center at 865-974-8194 (Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.) to discuss scheduling a prospective student appointment or to discuss advising options if you have recently been admitted.

Spring 2017 Advising Appointments

Please call 865-974-8194 (or current students can use GradesFirst) to schedule a visit. Appointments are typically scheduled two to three weeks in advance. Click here to find more information about appointments and scheduling.

Weeks Dates Appt. Availability
Week 1 Jan. 23–27 * Open Advising
Week 2 Jan. 30–Feb. 3 * Open Advising
Week 3 Feb. 6–10 CEHHS campaign for priority students and seniors
Week 4 Feb. 13–17 CEHHS campaign for juniors and sophomores
Week 5 Feb. 20–24 * Open Advising
Week 6 Feb. 27–Mar. 3 CEHHS campaign for juniors and sophomores
Week 7 March 6–10 CEHHS campaign for juniors and sophomores
Week 8 UT Spring Break
March 13–17
* Open Advising
Week 9 March 20–24 * Open Advising
Week 10 March 27–31 CEHHS campaign for freshmen
Week 11 April 3
April 4, Full-term drop with a W deadline
Walk-in advising: no appointment needed
April 5–7 CEHHS campaign for freshmen
Week 12 April 10–14 CEHHS campaign for freshmen
Weeks 13–15 April 17–end of term * Open Advising

* Open Advising is by appointment only.

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

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.

Click below to view the advising syllabus outlining responsibilities of both you as the student and the responsibilities of the advisor.

CEHHS Advising Syllabus 2016–2017

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