Welcome to the University of Kentucky's Animal Sciences Program. Animal Sciences (ASC) is proud to offer one-on-one advising with each student every semester. Incoming freshman are assigned to Ms. Ann Leed (ann.leed@uky.edu), the ASC Academic Coordinator for the first two years of their undergraduate program. After the first two years, students will be assigned a faculty advisor. Major changes and transfer students are assigned an advisor on a case-by-case basis.

Frequently asked questions:

  1. How do I know who my advisor is? You can find information on your assigned advisor on myUK, under "Degree Planning & Registration". Advisor contact information can be found here: https://afs.ca.uky.edu/content/advisors
  2. What occurs during an advising appointment? Advisors are responsible for aiding you in your degree progression. They will provide course recommendations, information on campus resources and assist with add/drop issues.
  3. How often should I meet with my advisor? You must meet with your primary academic advisor at least once a semester. Your academic advisor is the only one who will remove your "Academic Advisor Hold". This hold must be lifted before you can register for classes.
  4. How can I prepare for an advising appointment? There are multiple things you can do BEFORE attending your advising appointment to prepare:
    1. Check for any holds other than "Academic Advisor Hold". If you have a hold, please take the necessary steps to remove the hold.
    2. Review the ASC plan of study for your option to identify which classes you should be thinking of enrolling in for the upcoming semester. This information can be found https://afs.ca.uky.edu/content/advising-material
    3. On myUK, under "Degree Planning & Registration", save the courses you would like to take.
    4. Review the registration process found on https://afs.ca.uky.edu/content/questions-about-registration.
  5. How do I schedule an advising appointment? ASC advisors use many different methods for scheduling appointments. Please follow the steps below to determine the best way to schedule with your particular advisor
    1. Check myUK for available advising appointments with your advisor
      * Using myUK to set up advising appointments:
      a.  Sign on to myUK
      b.  Go to Student Services > MyInfo > MySchedule > MyAppointments
      c.  Select "College of Agriculture, Food and Environment" and then choose "Department of Animal and Food Sciences".
      d.  Select your advisor
      * If your advisor does not have any available appointments, please email them PRIOR to your registration window opening.
  6. I have already met with my Honors/Pre-vet/CARES/Athletics/etc. advisor. Do I still need to schedule an appointment with my academic advisor? YES
  7. I am thinking of changing my major from ASC and would like to explore my options. Who should I talk to? Lesli Hall (Lesli.Hall2@uky.edu, 859-257-3468) is CAFÉ's exploratory advisor.

Advising Material
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