Academic Advising

Our academic advising team is here to help you explore the social work profession and guide you while you work toward your social work degree. Our advisors are wholeheartedly committed to your success and are available to discuss your academic goals, class schedules, career plans, and more. College of Social Work advising staff are available M-F, from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm on the 6th floor of Patterson Office Tower.

Students may request in-person or virtual appointments directly with their advisor. In-person meetings need to be scheduled in advance to ensure that an appropriate space can be secured which will allow social distancing of at least 6 feet according to CDC guidelines. For in-person meetings, students must wear a UK-approved face covering over the nose and mouth. 


Current students can schedule appointments with their advisor in the myUK Graduation Planning System (GPS).  To access GPS, log into myUK and go to “Degree Planning and Registration”.  Once in myUKGPS, students should see their assigned advisors with a link to make an appointment. Click the “make appointment” button to open the advisor’s calendar and schedule an appointment. In person, online, and phone appointments are available.

Drop-in advising is available in person or through Zoom on the following days/times:

Tuesdays, 1pm – 2pm  – In person at 603 Patterson Office Tower or by Zoom
Fridays, 9am-10am – Zoom only, (you will be in a virtual waiting room until an advisor is available to meet with you)

Prospective BASW Students and Major Changes:

Advisors are available to meet with prospective students and major changes in-person or through Zoom.  Prospective students are invited to attend drop-in hours listed above or contact to schedule an advising appointment.


Current and prospective graduate students may request an advising appointment at or schedule an appointment through the following link:   

For University-specific COVID-19 updates, please go to

Undergraduate Advising

Jessica Williamson
Jessica Williamson
Academic Coordinator - Hazard Campus ONLY

606-439-3557 ext. 83464

Jaime Wainscott
Jaime Wainscott
Undergraduate Advisor - Main Campus – Pre and Social Work Majors

Graduate Advising

Online MSW Advising
Online MSW Advising
Sara Green
Sara Green
Graduate Advisor