Pre-Professional Programs

Designed for students who plan to continue their education in graduate or professional schools or programs.

To schedule an appointment with an academic advisor in our office, simply log into your account and click on the “GradesFirst” link found in the advising section of your home page. Once in the “GradesFirst” system, click the “Appointments for Advising or Other Academic Help” button and follow the prompts from there. Click on this handout to schedule an advising appointment to view detailed instructions on using the online system.

You may also call 865-974-4483 (the Arts & Sciences appointment line) or stop by 313 Ayres hall to schedule an appointment. Readmitted students and students seeking four-year ROTC plans will need to call 865-974-4483 to schedule an appointment.

If you are a new freshman or new transfer student, please visit the office of New Student Orientation to learn more about summer and fall advising.  For new, first-year students, you are required to attend an orientation session. To sign up for these summer sessions, please visit  If you are a new transfer student, please visit to schedule a summer transfer orientation session.  We will not be able to schedule appointments for new students in our office. If you have any questions, please call 865-974-4483, and we will be happy to direct you to the appropriate place. 

Please read the university’s advising policy to determine when you must be advised.