Academic Advising

Advisement during period of Limited Operations

The Honors College Advising is putting the following safety preventative measures in place to ensure the health of staff and students:

Appointments: Advising will be modifying in-person advisement appointments. Student appointments will now be conducted via email, phone, or Zoom. Appointments can be scheduled using LoboAchieve. Students not currently associated with the Honors College can search for me using the “Advising Offices” tab in the top menu.

Walk-ins: Walk-ins will not be held until further notice, however students are still strongly encouraged to email Beth, belkin@unm.edu, if you have questions that can be answered through email.

For questions please email belkin@unm.edu.

Taking courses outside of the Honors College

Honors College Transfer 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 Preapproved Course List need to be submitted with a syllabus (in English).

Preapproved Course List: Graduate courses, internships, capstones, H-sections, UNM faculty-led study abroad and departmental honors courses have been approved for the 15 credit hours in the Honors Scholars Distinction. In addition to these courses, some courses have been evaluated and preapproved. Students should still submit the evaluation form

Registration

Advisor Holds: Please contact your major/college advisor to regarding advising holds. All academic advisors have made plans for remote advising.

Common Course Numbering:  UHON121/122 has changed to HNRS1120. To register for Legacy courses, please search the schedule for HNRS instead of UHON. All other classes will keep the UHON prefix for the fall schedule.

Override Requests:  Overrides will only be required for skipping a level, taking 2 courses with the same number (repeatable), independent study/senior options (492, 493 etc), and UHON121/HNRS1120. Course prerequisites will work as they do for other course at UNM and will not require an override if you have taken the prerequisite course (taken the course at the preceding level).

Skipping a level requires the permission of the instructor. Please have your instructor email me at belkin@unm.edu to provide permission. The email needs to be received by 12:00 pm on April 10th in order to have the override in place prior to the opening of registration.

Independent Study Form

Independent study courses are approved by the Chair of the Curriculum Committee and must be submitted 1 week prior to class starting.

Honors Advisement

Each Honors College student is assigned at least two advisors:

Honors College Advisor: All Honors College students (Major, Minor, and 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 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 Honors College advisor. 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.