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Transition Coaching

The First-Year Studies Transition Coaches provide a range of services to students including

  • Coaching and follow up sessions for students identified on Early Alert
  • Teaching TRNS 201 seminar
  • Advising and coaching students in transition at UT
  • Referring students to appropriate departments and advisors

Which students are considered “in transition”?

  • Students moving from Volunteer Bridge to UT
  • Students transferring to UT who were not admitted to the college of their choice
  • Students who no longer meet major requirements and are required to switch colleges
  • Students who are interested in changing colleges

Transition coaches are here to help. Feel free to contact Stephanie, Frank or Nicole to talk through your transition time at UT. Some students may only need to meet with a coach once to solidify plans and others may want regular meetings and check-ins. No two coaching sessions are the same. Contact our transition team coaches today.

To make an appointment, click the button below to log into GradesFirst via MyUTK, select the appointments button, then academic coaching, then transition coaching, and finally, select the coach of your choice and location (Greve). If you have any trouble making an appointment, contact us at (865) 974-3523, and we’ll walk you through the process.

Log in to my.utk and schedule an appointment


In a few weeks, it will be time for final exams, which means an increase in stress for most students. Check out this…

Posted by UTK First Year Studies on Tuesday, April 3, 2018


A book review from Nicole Jones, one of our transition coaches, was just published on the NACADA-The Global Community for Academic Advising site. Check it out.

Posted by UTK First Year Studies on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Later in life we often think about advice we wish we had taken; this definitely applies to college life. Check out this…

Posted by UTK First Year Studies on Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Go ahead and feel bad about your failures. It will help you do better next time. 😭😔😒

Posted by UTK First Year Studies on Wednesday, September 27, 2017

“A life spent making mistakes is not only most honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing” – George…

Posted by UTK First Year Studies on Thursday, August 24, 2017

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