From signing up for classes to getting career advice, your advisors are here to help.
The W.A. Franke Honors College Academic Advising team are here to help you as you navigate your honors requirements and work towards graduation with honors distinction. To make an advising appointment, please call our front desk at 520-621-6901.
Honors students often have diverse interests that cut across numerous disciplines. Narrowing down one’s area of study to one (or two or three) majors can be a challenging process when so many options seem appealing. The Franke Honors College Advisors are available to work with students who have not yet declared a major, and with those who have declared a major but are considering other options. The advisor helps students as they explore UA’s 127 majors and 118 minors, assess their personal values and interests, and develop a game plan for their next steps.
Students who have a declared major will receive academic advising through their academic college. Only your academic advisor can tell you what courses are required for your major, approve the use of transfer credit toward your degree, or sign off on your graduation requirements. You can find contact information for your academic advisor on your UAccess homepage or through the Advising Resource Center advisor directory.
MAKING PROGRESS TOWARDS GRADUATION
The Franke Honors Academic Advising team are here to help you as you navigate your honors requirements and work towards graduation with honors distinction. Outreach from an academic advisor will be done by a last name alpha split, but drop-ins and general appointments can be made with any of our five advisors.
DROP-IN ADVISING HOURS FOR THE SEMESTER
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Monday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Drop-ins for the semester will end on December 17th and will resume on January 10th.
HONORS ADVISING FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS (DEGREE AUDITS)
Students initiate the degree audit process by applying for graduation via UAccess. The deadline is Sept 1st for December graduates and Feb 1st for May or August graduates.
Once the student has applied to graduate they will then meet with their academic advisor in their primary major. If applicable, students may need to see the advisor in their 2nd major or minor, if necessary. Students need not meet with their Honors Advisor. The W. A. Franke Honors College will submit a list of students approved to graduate with honors directly to Graduation Services at the end of the semester.
Students expecting to graduate with honors, should expect an email from Karen Weaver confirming their progress toward graduation with honors. She will outline the number of Honors units completed thus far and the number still needed to graduate with honors. She will also confirm the student’s GPA is 3.4 (or can be reasonably expected to reach 3.4 by graduation). Finally, Karen will outline the process for submitting the Honors Thesis to the W.A. Franke Honors College by the last day of classes for the semester in which the student is graduating.
Any concerns about thesis projects in-progress, or graduation specifics should be address to Karen Weaver by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or during her drop in zoom advising hours on Tuesday afternoons from 1-2pm or Friday mornings from 9:30 – 11:30am at this zoom link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/8729324357
HONORS FACULTY LIAISONS
Most academic departments have designated a faculty member to serve as the Honors Faculty Liaisons for students in their major.
The Honors Faculty Liaison does not generally provide academic advising on degree requirements; rather, this individual provides mentorship and guidance to honors students who are interested in becoming more engaged in their discipline, seeking special research opportunities, or planning for graduate school or careers. Honors Faculty Liaisons can also help students plan for the honors thesis/capstone and answer questions about research in their areas of interest.