Schedule an Advising Appointment

All students MUST meet with their advisor in order to be cleared for registration for upcoming semesters.  

NOTE: Faculty advisors advise specific majors. Advising Resource Center (ARC), advisors are cross-trained to advise all majors.

How to prepare for your advisement appointment:


  • Login to Degree Works and verify that your major is correct.
  • Schedule an appointment to meet with your advisor (remember this is required for all students).
  • Review your audit and make a list of questions you want to ask your advisor.
  • Work on your academic plan and have a draft ready so that you and your advisor can review that and make corrections, if needed, during your advisement appointment.


What to expect from your appointment with your advisor:


  • Your advisor will review your Degree Works audit and recommend courses for the upcoming semester.
  • Your advisor will review your academic plan and make any changes needed.
  • Your advisor will answer questions you have about your degree program and may refer you to additional departments at Northeast State, if needed, in order to ensure that you have access to the information you need for a successful semester.  
  • Your advisor will clear your advising hold so that you may register for classes.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 helps protect the privacy of student academic records. The intent of the legislation is to protect the rights of students and to ensure the privacy of academic records. However, permission may be granted for others to have access and discuss a student’s academic records.  

If you plan to bring a guest to your advising appointment, please make sure a Third Party Release form has been filled out and on file. Your guest will not be able to attend the appointment if their name is not on the release form.  


Click the green "Schedule Your Appointment Today With Your Faculty Advisor" button below.  This will take you to an Appointments Plus web page where you can create an account, see advisement availability for your advisor, and schedule an appointment. To schedule an appointment at a location other than Blountville, scroll to page 1 of the advisor directory and click the location of choice.   

Students may also call the Advising Resource Center (ARC) at 423.323.0214 to schedule an appointment with an advisor in the ARC if unable to schedule with their assigned  faculty advisor.     

Zoom into Advising!

Can't visit one of our locations for an advising appointment? Then use the Zoom app for a video conference with one of our academic advisors in the Advising Resource Center!

It's as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Download the Zoom app to your device from your app store or visit It's free!
  2. Contact the Advising Resource Center at 423.323.0214 to schedule your appointment and receive an email with your individual meeting id.
  3. On the date/time of your appointment, simply click the link in the email to join the meeting with your advisor!

It's that simple!

Schedule an Appointment with a Faculty Advisor

Northeast State at Blountville

Academic Advising
Advising Resource Center
Click here to schedule an appointment with the ARC.

Northeast State at Kingsport Center for Higher Education

Academic Advising - J. Mike Ramey, Room KC106
Click here to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ramey.

Academic Advising - Michael Happenny, Room KC113
Click here to schedule an appointment with Mr. Happenny.

We are currently in the process of transitioning our appointment scheduling system. This link will update once
we are complete.

Schedule Your Appointment Today With An ARC Advisor

*Please note when scheduling an appointment with an ARC Advisor at the Blountville Campus. Your advising session will take place in room C2111, in the General Studies Building. To schedule for the Blountville Campus, you will need to select an advisors name under Resource, when scheduling.
If you would like to schedule an appointment for the Elizabethton, Johnson City, or Kingsport Campus, you will need to select that specific campus under Resource

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Northeast State Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity or national origin, sex, disability, age, status as a protected veteran or any other class protected by Federal or State laws and regulations and by Tennessee Board of Regents policies with respect to employment, programs, and activities.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies:

Linda W. Calvert, Vice President for Inclusive Excellence & Sponsored Programs, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617-0246, 423.323.0222

Please view Northeast State Community College's policy on nondiscrimination for more information.