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How to Schedule an Advising Appointment

Please note that if you have already been assigned to a faculty advisor, you will schedule your appointment by contacting your faculty advisor directly.

Current or Readmitted Student

Recently readmitted to the University

  • Call 865-974-4483 or stop by 313 Ayres Hall to schedule an appointment.

Scheduling your regular Arts & Sciences Advising appointment 

  • Schedule your appointment online through GradesFirst. Here is how:
    • Log into your MyUTK account
    • Scroll down to the “Academic Resources” section at the bottom of the page
    • Click on “GradesFirst” link
    • Click on “Appointments for Advising or Other Academic Help”
    • Select “Arts & Sciences Advising” in the next two drop-down windows
    • Select “313 Ayres Hall” in the location drop-down window
    • Select your assigned advisor’s name
    • If you do not see any appointment times, click the “Next Week” arrow (appointments are available two weeks out)
    • Select an appointment time
    • Indicate what you would like to discuss during your appointment in the comment box
    • Select the reminder you would like to receive (email or text)
    • Click “Confirm Appointment.” Your appointment will NOT save until you click the confirm button
    • Please call 865-974-4483 if you have problems scheduling your appointment online

Biological Sciences Majors

English & History Majors

Political Science Majors

Psychology Majors

Currently in another college

  • Please schedule your appointment online through GradesFirst. Here is how:
    • Log into your MyUTK account
    • Scroll down to the “Academic Resources” section
    • Click on “GradesFirst” link
    • Click on “Appointments for Advising or Other Academic Help”
    • Select “Change of Major to Arts & Sciences” in the first drop-down window
    • Select “To Arts & Sciences” in the second drop-down window
    • Select “313 Ayres Hall” in the location drop-down window
    • Click “Next”
    • If you do not see any appointment times, click the “Next Week” arrow at the top right hand corner of the page (appointments are available two weeks out)
    • Select an appointment time
    • Indicate what you would like to discuss during your appointment in the comment box
    • Select the reminder you would like to receive (email or text)
    • Click “Confirm Appointment.” Your Appointment will NOT save until you click the confirm button
    • Schedule your appointment by calling 865-974-4483

New Student

New first-year students

Please visit the Office of Orientation & Transition to learn more about summer and fall advising.  You are required to attend an orientation session. To sign up for these sessions, please visit http://newvols.utk.edu/orientation/first-year/

New transfer student

Please visit the Office of Orientation & Transition to learn more about summer and fall advising.  You are required to attend an orientation session. To sign up for these summer sessions, please visit http://newvols.utk.edu/orientation/transfer-students/.

Prospective Students

Our advisors are happy to meet with students who are interested in transferring to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and pursuing one of the majors in the College of Arts & Sciences. To schedule a prospective appointment, call 865-974-4483. Please be sure to mention you are a prospective student.

Please note that during peak advising (October – December and March – May), our first available appointment could be two weeks from the day you call.

Completing your ROTC plan

Call 865-974-4483 or stop by 313 Ayres Hall to schedule an hour-long appointment.

Appointment Scheduling FAQ’s

What does it mean when GradesFirst says, “We’re sorry, but there are currently no advisors available for the service you have selected. Please contact your advisor for help, or choose a different service?”

Call the main Arts & Sciences Advising Services appointment line at 865-974-4483 for assistance scheduling an appointment.

Why is the “Next” button not at the top of the screen?

Zoom out on your computer browser. This should result in the “Next” button appearing.

Why do all of the appointment slots say “N/A?”

Each Wednesday, new appointments become available in Arts & Sciences Advising. Please note appointments are not available beyond two weeks.

How can I confirm my appointment was scheduled?

You will receive an email confirmation after you schedule your appointment. If you do not receive the confirmation, the appointment wasn’t scheduled.

Can I schedule an appointment with my faculty advisor through GradesFirst?

You will want to contact your faculty advisor through email or office phone regarding scheduling an appointment.

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