For advisors with questions about Honors
Honors is delighted to hear from advisors in all departments who want to help their Honors Scholars achieve their own goals as creative problem-solvers.
- Honors Program membership and graduation requirements
- Until they have completed all 22 hours of Honors coursework, Honors students must normally fulfill one Honors requirement per semester to maintain good standing and eligibility for Honors benefits.
- Our staff works with individual student scheduling problems and wants to support extraordinary achievement, study abroad, co-ops, research, and internships, so please refer any gifted and hardworking Honors students who believe they can't continue in Honors!
- Honors classes offered typically change each semester, and are limited to active Honors students in good standing by permit only.
- Honors course permits are available only by direct student request to the Honors Office. Permit request sign-up begins the week before registration.
- If no Honors classes fit the student's schedule, they may consider an Honors Contract or a Directed study. Approved proposals are due by the end of previous semester: Proposals for Fall 2014 are due by May 2014, proposals for Spring 2015 are due by December 2014, and so on.
- Please urge your advisee to drop in and see our Honors Graduate Assistant, who offers practical and friendly advice in Farr 202 throughout the academic year on a drop-in basis. As a former Honors student who is familiar with a variety of majors, the Honors GA can help with planning Honors classes, answering questions about making the most of opportunities and benefits, thinking ahead to a career, or simply feeling more connected at Tech.
- If you are advising an Honors upperclassman who needs help brainstorming a contract or directed study that suits their academic passions and career goals, please suggest an appointment with Dr. Barnes. The student should send three possible meeting times to email@example.com.