AU and University Honors | Advising and Stops

Why Honors advising?

Honors advising sessions are tailored to meet your individual needs and provide information and guidance for selecting Honors courses best suited to your academic and career goals. With an advisor, you can review your progress on Honors requirements and discuss academic aspirations, concerns, or other issues in a comfortable and confidential context.


What is the process?

You are required to meet with an Honors staff person before course registration at important points in your academic career, including your first semester in Honors, the semester prior to your senior year, and if your GPA falls below a certain threshold. At these times, a "stop" will be placed on your account, preventing you from registering and ordering a transcript until you attend an Honors advising session. An e-mail from Honors will prompt you to make an appointment.

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. You need not 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 appointment?

  • Call, email, or stop by the Honors office in Hughes 105.
  • Include your name, cell phone number, AU ID, reason for making the appointment, and the times you are available.
  • For pre-registration advising, meet with your school-based academic advisor before your Honors appointment.

 

What if I am studying abroad?

  • Request a phone appointment or simply submit any questions by email.
  • To have a stop removed, send an email outlining your intended course schedule. An Honors Counselor will confirm your progress with Honors requirements and remove your stop.