The Honors College provides several avenues for student advisement, depending on a student’s path within Honors.
Degree-Granting College Advising: Students minoring in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies or completing the Honors Designation are formally advised by their home colleges, and changes in LoboTrax, etc. are processed through these advisors. Students opting for the Honors Interdisciplinary Major are served through the University College advising staff.
Students should meet with their formal advisor once or twice per year (as is expected in those colleges) to set their curriculum and plan for their future.
Honors Peer Advisement: All Honors College students (Major, Minor, and Designation) are required to use the Honors College Peer Advisement system, during which students receive Honors College program advisement. In order to maintain priority registration, freshmen must attend at least one advisement session per semester during their first year and more senior students must attend at least one session per year generally in spring semester.
*ALL HONORS STUDENTS MUST BE PEER ADVISED BEFORE NOVEMBER 3, 2017.
Faculty Advising: In addition to these advising venues, all students opting to major in the Honors College are required to make contact with a faculty advisor in their sophomore year. This faculty advisor will very likely eventually be responsible for overseeing the student’s senior thesis. Initially, however, the advisor will detail the requirements and roadmap for the Major, and will begin planning a course sequence with the prospective student.
Finally, the Honors College has a rich history of informal faculty mentoring of students, which can, in many cases, amount to advisement. The mentoring relationships that this produces often lead to discussions of academic trajectories, future career plans, research opportunities, preparation for application for major fellowships, etc. Such informal undergraduate mentoring is encouraged by the Honors College.