Academic Advising

Honors College Advising - Fall 2022

Honors College Advising is available to help you with goal planning, understanding the various Honors program options, 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.

Individual Appointment Schedule

Please visit LoboAchieve to view appointment availability and schedule your appointment with the Honors College Academic Advisor. 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.

Drop-in Advising Hours

Starting Wednesday September 8 th, the Honors College will begin hosting Drop-in Advising Hours from 1:30 to 4 PM.  Drop-in Advising Hours will be reoccurring every Wednesday 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 let into the Zoom session.

  • Please use Zoom link: to access Drop-in Advising session.
  • Student will be limited to 10 minutes; however, times may vary depending on demand. If you anticipate needing more time, please schedule an individual 30-minute appointment.

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 9 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

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.