Academic Advising

Honors College Advising – Spring 2023

Honors College Advising is available to help you with planning academic goals, understanding the various program options, answering registration questions, getting connected to other academic and campus resources, and navigating UNM. Services are available through individually scheduled appointments or attending drop-in hours.

For general advising questions, you may email However, we recommend scheduling individual advising appointments or utilizing drop-in advising for more personalized support. To learn about the current Honors College advisors, please visit the Honors College Staff page.

Individual Appointment Schedule

Please visit LoboAchieve to view appointment availability and schedule your appointment with an Honors College Academic Advisor. Individual appointments are the best way to receive personalized advising support throughout your Honors College experience. Please read the details of the appointment at the time of scheduling. A follow-up email will not be sent to students prior to their appointment.

Pre-admission Honors College Advising

If you are currently an active UNM student but not currently an Honors College student, you will need to click on the "Advising Offices" tab and "Search Advising Office" to manually search for "Honors College."  Please schedule with one of the Honors College Advisors (Kyle Harvey or Athena Gordon).

If you are a prospective or returning student without a current UNM NetID, you may also access LoboAchieve using the "non-UNM sign in" option and creating an account.  Please do not create an account if you have an existing/active UNM NetID, or have recently been accepted to UNM and just need to setup a NetID (which may be done via this link:  If you have an active NetID but have simply forgotten you password please see this link to reset:

Drop-in Advising Hours

For Spring 2023, Virtual Drop-in Advising is on Tuesdays and In-Person Advising is on Thursdays until the end of the semester, unless noted otherwise in LoboAchieve. Drop-in Advising will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis, so please be patient until you are seen by an advisor. Students may be limited to 10 minutes; however, times can vary depending on demand. If you anticipate needing more time, please schedule an individual advising appointment.

Virtual Drop-in Advising

  • Virtual Drop-in Advising is offered on Tuesdays from 9:00–11:30am
  • Please use the Zoom link: to access Drop-in Advising session. You may also visit and enter the meeting ID: 951 9114 5269

In-Person Drop-in Advising

  • In-person Drop-in Advising is offered on Thursdays in the Hokona Hall main lounge from 10:00–11:30am
  • Hokona Hall is Building #58 on UNM maps, and a short five minute walk away from the Honors College 

Utilizing non-Honors Credit*

The Honors College allows students to take approved coursework outside of the Honors College and count those credit hours toward their credential. Applicability varies by credential.

  • Honors Designation/Certificate
    Allows the use of up to 6 non-Honors credit to apply toward requirements
  • Honors Scholars Distinction
    Allows the use of up to 12 non-Honors credits to apply toward requirements
  • Honors Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Minor
    Allows the use of up to 6 non-Honors credits to apply toward requirements
  • Honors Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Major
    Please consult with your Faculty Advisor

The Honors College has a list of Pre-approved Courses that include 1) Graduate courses, 2) internships, 3) capstones, 4) H-sections, 5) UNM Faculty-led Study Abroad and 6) Departmental Honors courses that have been approved for use. If you cannot find the course you would like to apply toward your Honors College credential, please submit an Honors College Course Equivalency Form

*The Honors College credentials reflect the catalog term students were admitted to UNM. To find an accurate summary of your credential requirements, please visit or schedule an advising appointment in LoboAchieve.

Honors Advising Workshops

Workshop: Understanding the Honors Program Options

Do you think you know which Honors option you are pursuing? Do you have questions about utilizing non-Honors College credit hours? Are you curious about how to use Honors College courses to satisfy General Education requirements?

The Honors College offers multiple options for completion: The Certificate 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 all current students, whether you started taking Honors classes or not.

Session 1:

 Session 2:

  • Wednesday March 22nd | 8:30-9:15AM | Honors College Forum

Register in advance. Find the workshop on LoboAchieve and sign up!

Workshop: Taking Classes outside of Honors  

Have you heard that you could take some classes outside of Honors but are not sure which classes to take or how to have them apply to Honors? If you would like to learn more about this flexible feature, where to find the pre-approved course list, or how to have a course evaluated for Honors College equivalency, please plan on attending 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 learn more about how classes transfer to Honors, and anyone who would like to complete their honors option by taking classes in another UNM department.

Session 1:

Session 2:

  • Thursday March 23rd | 3-3:45PM | Honors College Forum 

Register in advance. Find the workshop on LoboAchieve and sign up!

Honors Advisement

Each Honors College student is assigned at least two advisors:

Honors College Advisor: All Honors College students (Major, Minor, Distinction and Certificate/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 Honors College Certificate, 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 twice per year (or as 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.