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Arts and Sciences Advising Services

We are available!

You can schedule an appointment with your academic advisor via Vol Academic Connect (VAC).

• If you are a current UT student or a readmit, please utilize VAC available via MyUTK to schedule your advising appointment. Additional appointment times become available every Wednesday.
• If you are a new to UT student (incoming first-year or transfer to start summer or fall term) please email with any questions you have regarding advising.
• If you have general advising or scheduling questions, please call our office at 865-974-4483 during our business hours (M-F, 8-5 p.m. EST), and a staff member will assist you.

Our mission is to guide undergraduate students in developing and implementing sound academic plans. We are here to help ensure that your plans are consistent with your strengths, interests, values and your academic and career goals. Our purpose is to encourage you to become self-directed learners and decision-makers.

A major contributor to academic success is building strong professional relationships at the University of Tennessee. For that reason, we will guide you to academic advisors and faculty based on your progress in your academic career.

Arts and Sciences Advising Services advisors are assigned for the following student populations:

  • Arts and Sciences students who are officially declared majors in the College.  During your 4th term, you will be assigned a departmental faculty advisor or mentor in your major.
  • University Exploratory students who are unsure of the major or career path they want to pursue.
  • Transfer students  who are officially declared majors in Arts and Sciences or Exploratory. After completing your first semester and declaring a major, you will be assigned departmental faculty advisors.
  • Pre-health and pre-law students who plan to enter a professional program following completion of their undergraduate degree.

We welcome the opportunity to assist you in clarifying your academic and career goals and developing a plan for success. To learn more about scheduling an appointment with an Arts and Sciences advisor, click here.