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Engineering Advising Office

The Engineering Advising Office provides excellent academic program planning services to undergraduate students in the college, with specific attention given to first-year students. If you have questions or concerns, contact the advising center directly at

Update to Scheduling Advising Appointments

Your advisor is available to support you and address your questions and concerns. Advising appointments for the duration of the Spring 2021 semester will be held virtually via Zoom. Please see instructions below for scheduling an appointment and reach out via phone or e-mail any time with questions.

Current UT Engineering Students

If you have required advising this semester, you will receive an e-mail invitation from your advisor when it is time to schedule an appointment. Please use the scheduling link that you receive in your UTK e-mail to make an appointment through Vol Academic Connect (accessible through MyUTK). Once your appointment is scheduled, you will receive an e-mail containing the Zoom link to use for your appointment. Please contact your advisor directly with any questions or concerns.

Current UT Students, Non-Engineering Majors

If you are not an engineering major but would like to be, please check Vol Academic Connect (accessible through MyUTK) starting in early April for “To Engineering” appointment times. Simply select the appointment time that works best for you and await an e-mail to your UTK e-mail address containing your appointment Zoom link. Please call (865) 974-4008 with any questions.

Prospective Students

Advisors are available for discussions with prospective transfer and freshman students. If you have questions about becoming a student in the Tickle College of Engineering, please call (865) 974-4008 for assistance with scheduling a phone or Zoom appointment with an advisor.

Purpose of Academic Advising

Faculty, administrators, and professional staff on this campus consider advising both a responsibility and an opportunity for enriching and enhancing each student’s pattern of learning and personal development. Central to the mission of academic advising at the university is teaching students to understand the purpose of the curriculum and fostering their intellectual and personal development toward academic success and lifelong learning. Through individual, collaborative relationships with academic advisors, students are best able to define and implement sound educational plans that are consistent with their personal values, goals, and career plans.

Student and Advisor Responsibilities

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