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Meeting with an Advisor

Your academic advisor is the best place to start making the most of your experience at the UK College of Education. You must schedule an advising appointment each semester in preparation for priority registration. Besides helping you prepare for priority registration, our faculty and professional staff advisors are happy to meet with you to answer questions and help map out the pathway to your chosen field.

To schedule an advising appointment, please follow the instructions below:

  • Go to myUK and go to Degree Planning & Registration (myUKGPS).
  • Look for your advisor to the right under “My Advisors”.
  • Select the blue “Make Appointment” button.
  • A pop up will appear showing the days and times available for advising appointments.
  • Click on the date and time that works best for you.
  • Advisors are able to set different modality options. You may see an option for in-person appointments, online (Zoom) or phone. Please communicate with your advisor regarding the best modality for you.
  • Once you confirm an appointment, you will receive an email confirmation.
  • You can view details of your appointment (including the Zoom link information) on the homepage of myUKGPS.
    • If you selected Zoom, a start appointment button will appear 7 minutes prior to your meeting time on the homepage of myUKGPS.


If you have any problems scheduling an appointment, please contact your assigned academic advisor via email for assistance. Be specific and take note of any error messages. This will help to identify any scheduling issues.

If you are a prospective student and want to learn more about a particular College of Education major at the University of Kentucky, please contact the advisor based on your last name and major of interest according to the breakdown listed in Question #1 of the FAQs below.


1. Who is my advisor?

Kinesiology and Health Promotion Teacher Certification Majors:
Kinesiology: Exercise Science and Health Promotion (Non-Certification) Majors and Sport Leadership Majors:
Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Disabilities Studies, Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education, Leadership for Community Education and Human Learning, Middle Level Education, Secondary English, Secondary Social Studies, Special Education, STEM Education, and Undeclared/Exploratory:

2. Where is my academic advisor located?

The Office of Student Success and Academic Advisors are located in Taylor Education Building room 151.

3. When should I meet with an advisor?
Students are required to meet with their advisor in preparation for Priority Registration. However, students with academic concerns and procedural questions are welcome to request an advisor meeting. Students on academic probation may be required to meet with their advisor additional times during the semester.

4. What is an advisor hold?
The Registrar’s Office places registration “holds” on all student records each semester. Students must meet with their advisor each semester prior to registration so that the student’s program can be discussed and course recommendations can be made. These appointments generally occur in March/April (for summer and fall registration) and October/November (for spring registration). Once the advising meeting is held, the electronic hold is lifted and the student may register during their scheduling “window.”

5. How can I meet with an advisor if I’m not a current Education major?
If you are interested in meeting with an advisor but aren’t a current Education major at UK, please contact your prospective advisor listed above in Question 1. This applies to anyone interested in the undergraduate Education program, as well as the MIC program.

6. I am a current UK student who wants to switch my major into the College of Education. What do I need to do to change my major?

To begin the major change process, log on to your myUKGPS. Under “My Program of Study” on the right side of the page, click the link “Request a major change” to fill out information in the link to begin the major change process. If you have any questions, please contact your assigned academic advisor.

7. Are there any additional resources and services available on campus?
Yes! There are many resources available to students on campus such as Academic, Health and Wellness, Financial Wellness, plus much more. Please see our list of UK Campus Resources and Services to learn what resources are available to you. Your advisor can also assist you in identifying what services best fit your needs.

8. I have a question about a minor or certificate in the College of Education, who do I contact?

If you are a current College of Education student, please contact your assigned academic advisor.

If you are a student outside of the College of Education, please contact the Director of Academic Advising, Nate Hibbitts.

For any additional inquiries, questions, or concerns, please email us at