Academic Advising

Honors College Advising - Fall 2021

Honors College Advising is available to help you with goals planning, understanding the various Honors programs, registration questions, getting connected to academic and other campus resources, and navigating UNM. Services are available through individually scheduled appointments and Drop-In sessions.

Virtual Drop-in Advisement:  Drop-in advisement is intended for quick questions, completing forms, and emergencies. It is also an opportunity to meet for a few minutes to talk about your semester. Drop-in sessions are usually limited to 15 minutes.

Virtual Drop-Ins hours:

Virtual Drop In hours will be held in conjunction with University College on Wednesdays from 1:30 - 4:00 PM MT.

* You must sign in 15 minutes before the end of the session.


How it works:

  1. Sign into Zoom using your UNM Net ID and Password
  2. Follow the link:
  3. I will remove you from the waiting room in the order in which you signed in
  4. Please have your UNM ID ready

Drop-in advisement is first come, first served.

Appointments: Appointments can be scheduled to discuss goals, Honors College program options, and degree planning.

How it works: Appointments are scheduled using LoboAchieve. You can search for Honors Advising under "advising services" in the top menu bar i At this time, all appointments are held through phone or Zoom.  If you choose a Zoom appointment, a link will be sent the morning of the appointment.

Can't find an appointment? This semester is like no other. We're scattered across the state and the country and advising is more important than ever. If you can't find an available appointment in LoboAchieve or attend Drop-Ins, send an email to and we can try to find a time that fits your schedule.

Prospective Students: Honors Advising is always happy to meet with prospective students and their parents. Please email to schedule a Zoom or phone appointment.

Email: Meeting by phone or Zoom is preferred, but if you have a quick question, send an email to


Taking courses outside of the Honors College

The Honors College allows students to take approved coursework outside the Honors College. The number of hours allowed depends on the Honors option:

  1. The Certificate or Designation in Honors: 6 credit hours (of 15 credit hours)
  2. Honors Scholars Distinction: 12 credit hours (of 27 credit hours)
  3. Honors Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts minor: 9 credit hours (of 24 credit hours)
  4. Honors Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts major: consult faculty mentor

How it works: The Course Equivalency Form is used to let us know you have taken a course offered outside of Honors (non-UHON/HNRS course). If the course is on the approved course list, submit the form and let us know so that we can track your progress in Honors. If the course is not on the list, submit the form with the syllabus.

Honors College Course Equivalency Form All Equivalencies are approved on a case-by-case basis by the Faculty Chair and the Dean of the Honors College. Courses cannot double count if being used for the Honors Interdisciplinary Minor (cannot also be counting toward a major or another minor), however courses applied to the Honors Scholars Distinction and Designation in Honors can also count toward a major or minor.

*Courses not on the Approved Course List need to be submitted with a syllabus (in English).

Approved Course List: Graduate courses, internships, capstones, H-sections, UNM faculty-led study abroad and departmental honors courses have been approved. In addition to these courses, other courses have already been evaluated, approved and listed on the Approved Course List. Students should still submit the evaluation form.

Questions? Evaluation questions are best answered in an individual advising session. Please schedule an appointment using LoboAchieve.


Honors Advising Workshops

Workshop: Understanding the Honors Program Options  

Do you think you know which Honors option you are pursing? Or do you know?   

The Honors College offers multiple options for completion: The Certificate in Honors, The Designation in Honors, The Honors Scholars Distinction, The Honors Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts minor, and the Honors Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts major. This workshop will help you understand the requirements for each option.  This workshop is appropriate for students who have already begun taking Honors classes.

Wednesday, April 28, 10:30 - 10:55 AM MDT  

Friday, April 30, 2:00 - 2:25 PM MDT  

Register in advance at LoboAchieve.UNM.EDU. Find the workshop on my schedule in LoboAchieve and sign up! You will receive a Zoom link the day of the workshop.  


Workshop: Taking Classes outside of Honors   

Have you heard that you could take some classes outside of Honors but are not sure which classes or how to have them apply to Honors? If you would like to learn more about the requirements, where to find the approved list, or how to have a course evaluated for approval, please attend one of the following workshops. 

This workshop is appropriate for anyone planning a Study Abroad or National Student Exchange Semester, transfer students who want to find out more about having a class transfer to Honors, and anyone who would like to complete their honors option by taking classes in another UNM department. 

Tuesday, April 20 @ 1:30 - 1:55 PM MDT  
Wednesday, April 28 @ 11:30 - 11:55 AM MDT 

Register in advance at LoboAchieve.UNM.EDU. Find the workshop on my schedule in LoboAchieve and sign up! You will receive a Zoom link the day of the workshop.  

Honors Advisement

Each Honors College student is assigned at least two advisors:

Honors College Advisor: All Honors College students (Major, Minor, and Distinction/Designation) are required to see the Honors College advisor for Honors College program advisement. The Honors College advisor will help you navigate the program requirements, create an intentional degree plan unique to you, and connect you to campus resources and opportunities.

Major Advisor (Degree granting college): Students pursuing an Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts minor, the Designation in Honors, or the Honors Scholars Distinction are formally advised by their home colleges. Students opting for the Honors Interdisciplinary Major are advised through the Honors College. Students should meet with their major advisor once or twice per year (as is expected in those colleges) to set their curriculum and plan for their future.

Faculty Advisor: In addition to these advising venues, all students opting to major in the Honors College are required to contact 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.