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Honors advising is about more than just picking classes. A University Honors advisor is a vital resource and sounding board for students throughout their academic careers, from choosing a minor to finding research opportunities to preparing for life after college.

Students should meet with their Honors advisor at least once a semester and view the advising session as a time to discuss future semesters, major/minor options, involvement opportunities, and long range plans.

Over their four years at KU, Honors students are encouraged to develop an "Advisory Board" that includes their Honors advisor, their major advisor, career mentors, peer mentors, favorite professors, and more. Honors students are encouraged to use our Advisory Board Tracking Form to keep track of their various advisors' contact information.

FAQs: Click on the drop-down links below to see answers to common advising questions.

Who is my Advisor?

The instructor for the Freshman seminar serves as the advisor for the students enrolled in his/her seminar. Additionally, once a student has decided on a major, it is extremely important to start seeing an advisor in that Department and/or School. Students are encouraged to see their Honors advisor throughout their time at KU as well to help track progress toward fulfilling the requirements for completion.

Note: Students in the Honors Program do NOT have to be advised by the University Advising Center.
 

When do I enroll?

Enrollment times are posted to the student's Enroll and Pay account and the MyKU Portal. Students are required to meet with an advisor prior to enrolling.
 

How do I prepare for advising and enrollment?
All students: Students should prepare for their official advising appointment in advance, bringing with them a tentative class schedule, information on their major or professional school requirements, and a list of questions for discussion.

Students are responsible for taking care of any holds on their record. These holds can prevent a student from enrolling. For an explanation of the various holds, see the hold chart (xls). Honors Program staff can lift FAH (Freshman Advising Hold) and NCD (non-declared major under 60 hours) holds. Other holds, such as financial, housing, or parking, must be lifted by the appropriate administrative office.

Transfer Students: Transfer students should make appointments with one of the staff members at Nunemaker Center in addition to seeing an advisor in their major department.

Professional School Students: Students in the School of Engineering must meet with an Engineering Advisor in the School. It is important for Engineering students to also meet with an Honors advisor at Nunemaker (or through their Freshman Seminar) to track the requirements for completing the Honors Program.

Students admitted to other schools will be instructed about their advising requirements through their schools. Pre-professional honors students are advised through the Honors Program.

For general information and an overview of the enrollment process, students may also consult CLAS Student Academic Services.
 

What Honors Courses are being offered next semester?

For the most current information on courses see the Schedule of Classes. To see only Honors courses on the Schedule of Classes, click the "More Options" link and select the "Only Honors courses" box.


Course offerings are “among the most comprehensive in the nation,” according to “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs”
98% of University Honors Program graduates are employed or accepted to graduate school within six months of graduation
40% of students in the University Honors Program conduct research before graduation
9 to 1: Average ratio of KU honors students to faculty advisors
1 of only 7 programs nationwide to receive a top rating from “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs” in 2014
60% of University Honors Program students study abroad
KU honors students select their advisors from top-ranked KU faculty
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