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Advising Services

Welcome Students!

Current UT students - To schedule an appointment with an advisor, simply log into MyUTK ( and click on the GradesFirst link in the “UTK Student Academic Links” section. Once in the GradesFirst system, click the "Appointments for Advising or Other Academic Help" blue button. Directions for using the online appointment scheduling system are linked below.

Current Nursing Majors (PDF)
Prospective Change of Major Students  (PDF)

Prospective  students (not enrolled at UT) - Please call the College of Nursing Student Services Office at 865-974-7606. Depending on the time of year, we will schedule an information session and/or an individual advising appointment.

Academic Advising Information

Academic advising is a shared responsibility with students and advisors working together to develop and enhance educational plans and to promote academic success toward the realization of your goals.  However, the student, not the advisor, bears the ultimate responsibility for selecting courses, meeting course prerequisites, and adhering to policies and procedures.  View the Advising Syllabus​ (PDF).

UT Academic Advising Policy

The University of Tennessee recognizes academic advising to be a critical component of the educational experience and student success. All undergraduate students are required to meet with an academic advisor in the fall and spring semesters. After accruing 30 hours at UT Knoxville, students may meet with an advisor once a year.  Students whose ID ends with an even number (including zero) are advised in Fall, and students whose ID ends with an odd number are advised in Spring.


Advising Staff


nopic.jpgLori Hunter,
Director, Student Services


 jbraun6.jpgJenna Russell,
Academic Advisor



Karen Messing,
Administrative Coordinator

Leesa Boice,
Administrative Support Assistant


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