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Transition Advising

With the creation of the new Division of Student Success, transition advising will soon be moving to the Center for Career Development and Academic Exploration. Contact Nicole Jones at for questions about transition advising.

The First-Year Programs Transition Advisors support students through various transitions during their time at UT by providing the following services:

Academic Advising

  • Students in transition at UT: dismissed from their major/college or seeking admission into a competitive major
  • Transfer student orientation: students not admitted into their major of choice
  • First-Year student orientation: assist other colleges
  • Pre-transfer students

Academic Coaching

  • Students enrolled in the Volunteer Bridge program
  • Transfer students who receive academic alerts


  • Transition 201: Transitioning on Rocky Top (offered fall & spring)

Whether it is through advising, coaching, or teaching, our goal as Transition Advisors is to help students succeed. Please do not hesitate to contact Nicole, Linda, or Jennie for assistance.

To make an appointment, click the button below to log into GradesFirst via MyUTK, choose Transition Advising from the drop-down list and follow the instructions on the screen.

Log in to my.utk and schedule an appointment

You can also call our office at 865-974-3523 or email us at


Transition Advisors

Nicole Jones

Nicole Jones
Master Advisor
Linda Smith

Linda Smith
Senior Academic Advisor
Jennie Scott

Jennie Scott
Senior Academic Advisor