Academic Information

Advising

The Honors College provides students with consistent, personalized advising. Students in the Honors College programs will meet with the same advisor each semester and will have the opportunity to meet with their advisor on a regular basis. Honors and Scholars program advisors monitor student progress and intervene when students have needs.
 
Students in the Honors College will have two types of advisors: Honors College Advisors and Faculty Advisors
 
1. The Honors College Advisor is the primary advisor for incoming freshmen Honors College students and for Honors College students who have not yet selected a major. All students are required to meet with their Honors/Scholars advisor prior to the beginning of each semester to discuss plans for registration. First semester freshmen are required to meet with their Honors/Scholars advisor at mid-semester to discuss their academic progress. If a student is considering changing majors, withdrawing from or adding a class, or making other changes to their academic plan, they should always consult their Honors College advisor before making the changes to be sure that they have obtained necessary permissions and that the Honors College has accurate records regarding their academic progress. Finally, students beginning their senior year in the program should contact their Honors College advisor to initiate their graduation application. 
 
The Honors College advisor is a good resource for exploring opportunities in general education, selecting an academic major, and for information about opportunities for academic enrichment. Students interested in study abroad, service learning and national scholarship competitions should consult with their Honors College advisor about these opportunities. 
 
Honors College students who experience problems or who have questions or concerns about their program should contact their Honors/Scholars Advisor for assistance. The Honors College advisor attempts to give each student personal attention and to help resolve problems as they arise. However, students are expected to take the initiative in seeking necessary assistance. 
 
2. Each Honors College student will be assigned a Faculty Advisor in the department in which they plan to major. The Faculty Advisor assists students in the development of meaningful educational plans. The Faculty Advisor will work with the student to help define the student's educational goals, design an appropriate path for achieving them, and help coordinate Upper-Division honors courses (including undergraduate research, honors thesis, and internship experience) with degree or major requirements. During the second semester of the sophomore year, the student and Faculty Advisor will work together to develop an Honors College Academic Plan for the student.