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Schedule an Advising Appointment

In order to comply with the University of Tennessee’s temporary COVID-19 policy, we are primarily working remotely. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and encourage you to email ehhsappts@utk.edu for general questions or a member of our staff for more detailed questions.

You are also welcome to call 865-974-8194 and leave a voicemail as we will regularly check messages.

As a note, we will likely be able to respond to email inquiries more quickly than phone inquiries at this time.

Advising Campaigns – What you need to know

Currently, our advising office is participating in Advising Campaigns, which helps our current CEHHS students meet with their advisor as quickly as possible.

Here is our process:

  1. If you are currently assigned to an advisor in our office, you will receive a message from your assigned advisor with information for scheduling an appointment. In this email, you’ll also receive a link that will take you to Vol Academic Connect to schedule an appointment.
  2. You must schedule your appointment using this link.
  3. Advising messages are sent out based on classification and priority status. You can find out your classification by looking at the chart below:
Priority This can be found by looking at your MyUTK or calling One Stop (865-974-1111)
Senior 90 + credit hours earned
Junior 60-89.9 credit hours earned
Sophomore 30-59.9 credit hours earned
Freshman 0-29.9 credit hours earned
What do you need to do?

  • If you have not received your advising link, don’t panic. Make sure that you are assigned to an advisor in our advising office. You can find this on your MyUTK and by checking our Staff Page. If you email your advisor try to wait at least 24 hours before emailing again.
  • If you are pursuing a program in our college and are not assigned a primary or minor advisor in our college, please email Meagan Spillers, mspillers@utk.edu.
  • When you receive an email from your advisor, read it entirely first. After reading, click on the link that will take you to your Vol Academic Connect.
  • Follow the instructions for scheduling an appointment. You will receive an email confirmation when your appointment is created. If you do not receive this email, you did not create the appointment and you will need to go through the scheduling process again.
What if there are no appointment slots?

If all appointment slots are taken and you see no availability for a while, try not to panic. We open a new week of availability every Monday (or start of the week) between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM. Use the link your advisor sent to check back each Monday and throughout the week for cancellations. Please be patient while work to create availability.

If you have any questions or concerns, you are always welcome to reach out to your advisor directly or email our office at ehhappts@utk.edu or call 875-974-8194.

All appointments scheduled through the end of the Spring semester will be scheduled via Zoom or phone.  Be sure to be in a quiet space and at a computer for your appointment (if you do not have access – let your advisor know in advance), and try to review your degree audit – DARS – beforehand.

If you are a:

  • Current UT student pursuing Teacher Education, you may have more than one advisor depending on your licensing area. If you are interested in a licensing area that requires selection of a major in the College of Arts and Sciences (Elementary Ed, Secondary Ed, etc.) and a minor in our college, you will first need to meet with an A&S advisor. Any Teacher Education students who has met with our office previously should be able to schedule an appointment as described above under “current CEHHS undergraduate students.” If you run into issues, please email your teacher licensure specialist directly or contact our main office at 865-974-8194.
  • Current UT student who has not met with our office before, but hopes to pursue a Teacher Education program, please follow the “Change of major students” procedures listed below.
  • Prospective high school student interested in Teacher Education, please follow the “Prospective Students” step listed below.
  • Transfer student interested in Teacher Education, please follow the “Transfer Students” step listed below.
  • Student who has already earned a bachelor’s degree and hopes to pursue a post-baccalaureate program, job-embedded program, or additional endorsements, please read the information on the page correlating to your interest area by choosing the hyperlink in this paragraph about initiating review for your intended program.

If you are currently in a major outside of the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences (CEHHS) and are interested in pursuing a major or program in CEHHS please read the following.

Please note: you must sign in with your UTK Net ID and password in order to access forms. 

You should receive additional communication about scheduling an appointment within one week.  For questions regarding the information requested please contact Meagan Spillers at mpsillers@utk.edu or 865-974-8194.

We are excited about your interest in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences (CEHHS)! As a first step, we recommend that students contact the UT Admissions Office to schedule a campus tour. Once you have scheduled a tour, you will receive a tour confirmation email that includes information about scheduling a meeting with a CEHHS college advisor or representative if desired. Please note that we have limited advisor availability during peak advising times (September – November and February – April), but will always meet with prospective students as we are able. If you have additional questions, please contact our office at ehhsappts@utk.edu, and we will respond within 2-3 business days.

Welcome to the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences! If you are a newly admitted transfer student or a student who plans to transfer to UT in the near future, please read the information about scheduling an advising appointment here.

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 email your advisor. You can find a list of our staff, including email addresses on our staff page.

Teacher Education Students

You have three advisors:

  • Major Advisor—This is the advisor in your academic field. For all programs that involve a minor, this is your arts and sciences advisor. For students in PreK–K, PreK–3 and special education this is an advisor assigned to you from that specific department once you have arrived on campus and have been admitted into the program.
  • Teacher Licensure Advisor—This is the advisor you see every semester from the time you are interested in teaching until you finish your internship. Again, if you are a teacher education minor, please see your arts and sciences advisor to be cleared.
  • Program Coordinator—This will be the faculty member you are assigned to after being admitted through the interview process.

Find us on Campus

In order to comply with the University of Tennessee’s temporary COVID-19 policy, we are now working remotely. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and encourage you to email ehhsappts@utk.edu for general questions or a member of our staff for more detailed questions.

You are also welcome to call 865-974-8194 and leave a voicemail as we will regularly check messages.

As a note, we will likely be able to respond to email inquiries more quickly than phone inquiries at this time.

The CEHHS Advising Center is open Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. with appointment availability from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. If you need to make an appointment outside of these times, please let the front desk know by calling 865-974-8194, and we will try to assist you.

 

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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 2019-20