Advisors in the Honors College provide students with a highly personalized, comprehensive and coordinated advising program. In addition to addressing students’ curricular requirements for graduation, this program reflects our commitment to their success in all areas. Advisors create an individualized platform to provide students with the tools, skills and experiences essential in the pursuit of their future endeavors, whether these be to enter the workforce or pursue graduate or professional studies.
We suggest students meet with their Honors College advisor at least once each semester and notify us about any changes in their academic or future plans as they occur. Students should also visit their appropriate Advising Center to receive major, minor and pre-professional advice. Entering freshmen will meet with an Honors College advisor during their New Student Orientation. Transfer and Current UNLV students considering applying to the Honors College should make an appointment with one of our advisors prior to application, to determine how Honors College requirements may impact their current degree program.
Honors College advisors help coordinate each student’s academic program with other advising centers to ensure major(s), minor(s), pre-professional and Honors College degree requirements are satisfied in an optimal manner.
The Honors College complements their professional individual advising appointments with advising programs such as Peer Advising and Joint Advising. Peer Advisors (current Honors College upperclassmen) provide guidance to incoming freshmen, as well as to students currently enrolled at UNLV and transitioning into Honors College. During a Joint Advising session, students are able to meet concurrently with their Honors advisor and an advisor from their major. This cooperative program is one example of how Honors College works with other centers to finely coordinate academic advising.
Students leave advising sessions fully informed as to their degree status and plan for the coming semesters, as well as with valuable information on how to best incorporate additional experiences (internships, community service, volunteer activities, scholarship applications, research opportunities, and participation in other organizations) into their academic plan.
The Honors College is proactive in identifying and preparing our students for these opportunities and takes great pride in the number of students engaged in advanced research and who have been successful in competing for major awards. Current students and recent graduates have received Barry M. Goldwater, Harry S. Truman, Woodrow Wilson, NASA, NSF, EPSCoR, NIH, INBRE, Fulbright and many other highly competitive national awards.
Pre-Professional and Pre-Graduate School Advising
Many students in the Honors College plan to attend professional or graduate schools. The Honors College focuses on preparing Honors College students for various types of postgraduate studies, with our graduates attending many of the best professional and graduate schools in the country. Honors College advisors will coordinate your academic schedule with your Pre-Professional Advisor. There is a pre-health advisor in the College of Sciences, and advising for pre-law studies through the College of Liberal Arts in the Wilson Advising Center. In addition, the Honors College coordinates with the Graduate College to offer workshops that prepare students for application to graduate school.