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Honors Advising

Welcome to the Honors advising page. You can find information about graduation requirements, Good Standing requirements, and course registration here. If you have further questions, contact honors@american.edu - we're happy to help!

Course Registration

Honors students receive the benefit of priority registration. Course registration times are assigned based on the number of credits students have completed.
To give Honors students priority, fifteen "ghost" credits are temporarily added to the number of credits Honors students have already completed. This helps students register as if they have completed an extra semester of credits. Ghost credits are added after a student's first semester at AU. 
Note: Priority registration does not change students' position on a course wait list, nor does it guarantee an Honors student will have a seat in a non-Honors course.

Students are expected to register themselves for all Honors courses.

 

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete the following requirements in order to receive the Honors notation on their transcript:  

  • Complete the entire Honors Curriculum 
  • Minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA 

Students must complete the following requirements in order to receive the Honors notation on their transcript:  

  • Minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA; 
  • Grade of C or better in each of the seven (7) Honors courses; 
  • An average of 3.0 (B letter grade) or better across all seven (7) Honors courses; 
  • Complete all seven (7) AU Honors courses.

First-Year Advising

All first-year students receive a first-year advisor. Honors first-year students have the additional benefit of an Honors-specific first-year advisor, Andrea Malamisura or Caroline DeLeon, who also teach their AUx1 course.