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Advising Resources

Preparing for an Advising Appointment

  1. Understand degree requirements of your college and major.
  2. Review the curriculum before your appointment.
  3. Explore University resources.
  4. Be aware of drop/add deadlines and additional University requirements.
  5. Read course descriptions to be aware of any prerequisites and corequisites.
  6. Prepare a list of questions for you and your departmental advisor* to discuss.
  7. Know what courses are being offered by reviewing the timetable on Circle Park Online.
  8. Review your DARS report.
  9. Be prompt for your appointment.

*If you have not been assigned a departmental advisor, or wish to change your advisor, please contact Marissa Buccilli at

Academic Planning

Arts & Sciences Advising Services
Great site for addressing any questions you may have about curriculum, careers, procedures, etc.

Course Descriptions
Information about specific courses including a brief description, credit hours, as well as any prerequisites and/or corequisites.

Curriculum Guides
Inside the guide you will find the curriculum requirements necessary to fulfill your arts and sciences degree and course listings.

Sample Curriculum

DARS Report
Degree audits

Tennessee 101
A comprehensive guide to the quality of course offerings at The University of Tennessee.

Schedule of classes

Transfer Equivalency Tables
Transfer Articulation

Undergraduate Catalog
The official source of the university’s undergraduate academic programs, courses, policies, and procedures.

Advising Guides for Department Advisors