Honors advising, or counseling, is an essential component of the Honors student experience.
Honors advising sessions are tailored to meet the needs of the individual student. These can provide the student with information and guidance for selecting Honors courses best suited to his or her academic and career goals. They can help students review requirements needed to graduate from the University Honors Program. The session also can offer a supportive setting to discuss academic performance concerns or other issues.
Whatever the focus of an individual session, Honors advising is an opportunity for Honors staff and students to communicate one-on-one and to become better acquainted in a comfortable and confidential context.
Before you schedule an appointment to meet with an Honors Counselor, consider reading this Web site, the Honors Frequently Asked Questions or our Year-by-Year Honors Graduation Checklist. This may answer your question without requiring a meeting with your counselor.
Who should I contact for Honors advising?
Appointments may be scheduled with any member of the Honors advising staff, although it is recommended that you make an appointment with an Honors Counselor, whose chief responsibility is advising Honors students. It is not necessary to meet with the same counselor every time, though you may decide to do so once you and the counselor become acquainted and establish a good rapport.
How do I schedule an advising appointment?
To arrange an advising appointment, please call or visit the University Honors Center. You may also request an appointment via an e-mail including your preferred day and time to meet during Honors office hours.
What if I need to consult with an Honors Counselor but I am abroad?
Students studying abroad who need advising support may contact an Honors Counselor with their questions or concerns. Though calls are welcome, given possible time differences, students are encouraged to communicate by e-mail.
When is it more appropriate to schedule an appointment with an Honors Counselor, rather than pose a question via e-mail?
Simple questions are easily answered via e-mail, but other queries, for example, those related to graduation requirements or the Capstone process, may be better addressed during a brief face-to-face advising session with an Honors Counselor.
The University Honors Program will require students to meet with an Honors Counselor at important points during their undergraduate years. These times include when a student is new to the program, in the semester prior to their senior year and when a student may be in academic difficulty.
When Honors advising is necessary for certain students in a given semester, they will receive an e-mail asking them to make an appointment with an Honors staff member. In addition, a "stop" will be placed on the students' accounts to prevent them from registering for the next semester's classes until they attend an advising session.
Before meeting with an Honors Counselor for pre-registration advising, Honors strongly encourages students to meet with their school-based academic advisor.
Students with a stop on their account may still request transcripts, but they must do so in person, rather than online.