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Undergraduate Advising

Psychology Advising Center

PAC FALL SCHEDULE:

During the months of October and November the bulk of our advising appointments are reserved for our registration campaigns.  Students will receive an email inviting them to schedule a specially reserved advising appointment 2-3 weeks prior to their assigned registration date.  Click here for our full fall schedule, which outlines when each campaign will be released.

If extra appointments are available in any given week, we will open those for all students via GradesFirst in MyUTK.  Students who need assistance prior to our next available appointment are encouraged to stop in for Friday drop-ins, offered 9am-1pm in Austin Peay 307 on Fridays when school is in session.  Students can also email psychadvising@utk.edu with quick questions.

The psychology department uses a combination of professional advisors and faculty mentors to best meet the needs of our majors.  The most appropriate advisor for each appointment is a function of the student's degree progress and the nature of the assistance required. 

Primary Advising

(Registration clearance and degree planning)

All psychology students are assigned to a primary advisor via MyUTK based on their degree progress.  This advisor should be the student's first point of contact for routine advising matters.

  • Early in their degree path, students are assigned to our professional advisor, Ashleigh Powers, in the Psychology Advising Center (PAC).
  • As they advance—most typically after the sophomore advising appointment—our majors progress to a faculty mentor for primary advising. 

Supplemental Advising

(Transfers, Petitions, Study Abroad, SAP Appeals, Academic Probation, etc)

  • All psychology students, regardless of their primary advising assignment, can visit the Psychology Advising Center for supplemental assistance with transfer work, petitions, study abroad paperwork, ROTC plans, financial aid documentation, academic crisis advising, etc.  (A good rule of thumb is if you need something signed, the PAC is probably where you want to be.)
  • First and second year students who have advanced questions about their major may be referred to a faculty mentor for supplemental consultation. 

Email Hotline

Psychology students with quick questions that do not require a full appointment can direct these to our email hotline: psychadvising@utk.edu.  This hotline is monitored daily by the PAC, and emails are typically returned within 24 business hours. 

Please read the university's advising policy to determine when you must be advised. For general information about advising and ways to prepare for your appointment, please visit the Arts & Sciences Advising website.


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