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Honors Advising FAQs

Hours and Contact Information

As Honors students, you have the resources of at least two academic advising offices: your major college advisor for course planning in your major and your Honors advisor to stay on track to complete an Honors track, minor, or degree.

Honors Open Advising Schedule- October through April
Tuesday 1-3 p.m.
Wednesday 1-3 p.m.
Thursday 1-3 p.m.

Advising is available year round by appointment.  To schedule an advising appointment, please call (316) 978-3375. For quick questions, drop in anytime during business hours (Shocker Hall, Building A), or call us (316-978-3375). We're happy to help!

Advising FAQs

1. I just received my acceptance letter to the Cohen Honors College--can I start signing up for honors classes?
2. Who is my Honors Advisor?
3. When should I meet with my Honors Advisor?
4. What is priority enrollment?
5. What will the Honors Advisor help me with?
6. How do Honors students sign up to live on the Honors floor?
7. How do I complete Honors?
8. What courses does Honors offer?
9. How do I fit Honors classes into my busy schedule?
10. How would I withdraw from Honors, if I need to?
11. What other resources might I need to begin the advising process?
 

All About Advising

Being a member of both the WSU community and the Honors community you have the benefit of multiple advisors:

Academic Advisor

This is where you start. Your academic advisor is a skilled professional who can help you with course scheduling, career planning, internship information, international opportunities, academic success goals, scholarships, etc. Find your college's advising department below:

Faculty Advisor

Later in your college career, you will meet with your faculty advisor to determine courses specific to completing your major. Talk to the staff in your major's department to determine who your faculty advisor will be.

Honors Advisor

And of course, your Honors advisor is available to help you with specific questions about Honors courses, the Honors graduation requirements, and specialized scholarship and post-graduate opportunities. Below are frequently asked questions related to honors.

1. I just received my acceptance letter to the Cohen Honors College--can I start signing up for honors classes?

Yes, beginning the first Monday of enrollment week. And congratulations for becoming a new member of the Cohen Honors College!
New to WSU? First sign up for orientation and pre-advising with the Office of Transitions and Orientations.

2. Who is my Honors Advisor?

  • Kitti Seavey serves as the Honors Advisor for help selecting Honors courses and degree planning or questions about Honors curriculum and Honors student opportunities.
  • Dr. Roy Myose, Honors Faculty Fellow for National Scholarships, is your resource for information about special scholarship opportunities such as the nationally competitive Goldwater or Fulbright. 
  • Kimberly Engber, Dean, also meets with students during Thursday open advising hours and is available by appointment to discuss the Honors Baccalaureate, undergraduate research and postgraduate plans.

To schedule an advising appointment, email honors@wichita.edu, drop by the office in Shocker Hall, Building A (Room A1180), or call (316) 978-3375.

3. When should I meet with my Honors Advisor?

It is strongly recommended that you meet first with your academic advisor (see links above), but you are welcome to meet with Honors at any time. At least once per year, you should meet with your Honors advisor, and especially as questions arise regarding your Honors curriculum. Please see the current advising schedule above. These are also drop-in hours, so feel free to drop by with questions during this time. If you have an urgent question or something that can be handled in 10 minutes or less, please stop by the office in Shocker Hall A1180 anytime between 8:00am-5:00pm.

4. What is priority enrollment?
One benefit of Honors is the ability to enroll in classes on the first day of registration, as if you were in senior standing. This lets you have a better chance of getting into competitive courses that you want or need before they fill up. You do not have to meet with the Honors advisor before enrollment week to have this privilege.

5. How will Honors Advising help me?

Honors Advising can help if you have specific questions regarding an Honors course, your particular Honors sequence of courses, need general information about post-graduate plans, nationally competitive scholarships, Honors internships and general questions about Honors. The Honors Advisor does not advise on courses to take in order to complete your major; those questions are best handled by your Academic Advisor.

6. How do Honors students sign up to live on the Honors floor?

Honors students can sign up to live on the Honors floor when they fill out their Housing and Residence Life contract paperwork.

7. How do I complete Honors?

Visit the Honors Curriculum page to learn how to graduate with an Honors distinction. To begin planning a course of study in Honors, go to the Forms page and download the Honors Requirements Tracking Sheet.

8. What courses does Honors offer?

Several Honors special-topics seminars (HNRS Courses) are offered by the Cohen Honors College every semester. Only Honors students may enroll in these classes. Most HNRS courses fulfill General Education requirements.

In addition, “H” or “honors” Courses such as COMM 111H or PSY324H are offered by individual academic departments each semester. Sometimes these classes are “piggybacked” with a regular section of the class and Honors students are given a special assessment, project or assignment to elevate the level of learning.

Students also may request a special assessment or project to earn Honors credit for almost any course.  Honors Option Course contracts are arranged between an individual Honors student and his/her professor.

9. How do I fit Honors classes into my busy schedule?

Honors offers seminars that can count toward general education introductory, issues and perspectives, and further studies requirements. We can advise you on how these courses might fit into your schedule, if you have any questions.

10. How would I withdraw from Honors, if I need to?

Come to Shocker Hall A1180, where we will have you fill out a voluntary withdrawal form. If you withdraw from Honors, your Honors credits will still count toward your degree completion.

11. What other resources might I need to begin the advising process?


Can't find the form you need? Visit our Forms page.

If you have any further questions, contact our office at honors@wichita.edu, call (316) 978-3375, or drop by Shocker Hall, Building A, Room A1180.