Academic Advising

About Academic Advising

Academic Advising is important to all of us – it is more than scheduling classes. Beyond courses selection and registration, your academic advisor can assist you with the following:

  • Connecting you with resources to bolster academic success
  • Navigating student issues (non-academic)
  • Advising on program admission and how to be a strong applicant
  • Offering recommendations on student involvement
  • Assisting with graduation preparation

Prior to meeting with their academic advisor, students should prepare by bringing a list of topics or questions to cover in order to use their time effectively. For formal advising appointments, it is recommended that students should bring their course registration plans as well as their degree audit

All Clinical Leadership Management (CLM), Pre-Communication Sciences and Disorders (pre-CSD), Exploratory Studies in Health Sciences (ESHS), Human Health Sciences (HHS), and Pre-Medical Laboratory Science (pre-MLS) students should schedule formal advising appointments through your CHS program Canvas shell.

Academic Advisors are also available for general appointments outside of the "advising seasons." For these appointments, students should email their advisor based on program of study and advisor assignment can be found in MyUK under the "MyUKGPS" tab for Degree Planning and Registration.

Walk-In Advising

Walk-ins can be accommodated during specified times throughout the week. In these scenarios students may be asked to wait until an academic advisor becomes available. Walk-in hours are Monday through Thursday 2-3PM each week. Advisors are available to meet with students on a walk-in basis during those times for short questions or concerns that last no more than 10 minutes. Detailed questions and concerns should be reserved for scheduled advising appointments with your assigned advisor.

Advising appointments shall take place during standard business hours of the Office of Student Affairs.

Pre-Health-Professional Advising

The UK College of Health Sciences offers advising services for students interested in a variety of health professions (e.g., audiology, dentistry, medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant, etc.). Click here for more info.  

Pre-PT and PA Advising and Information Sessions

Prospective students interested in the Physician Assistant Studies Master’s program or Physical Therapy Doctoral program should attend a program information session prior to scheduling an individual advising session. These are held monthly, throughout the academic year (fall and spring). Specific session information is available through each respective program's website.

Students needing additional information regarding either of these programs should contact the Office of Student Affairs to schedule an appointment. Please send any transcript information in advance (either through email or fax) so that the advisor has ample time for review.

Visiting Campus

We encourage all new students considering UK to visit campus as well as our program. In order to have a full visit to campus, please work with the Visitor’s Center who will schedule you for a campus tour, provide general admission information, and also schedule you to visit with us in the College of Health Sciences.

Students may also contact the Visitor Center for on-campus visits.

Transfer Students

Students who will be transferring from other institution and wish to know how courses will transfer to the University of Kentucky may visit the Transfer Equivalency System website.