Advising

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From signing up for classes to getting career advice, your advisors are here to help.
 

Your Franke Honors Advisors are here to:

  • Help you stay on track to graduate with honors while pursuing your chosen degree path.
  • Build your Honors Pathway.
  • Connect you with courses and opportunities to help you grow academically and professionally.

We recommend you meet with your Franke Honors Advisor at least once a semester. To make an advising appointment, please schedule using the links below. 

What's the difference between an academic advisor and a Franke Honors advisor?

Your academic advisor is determined based on your chosen major. Once you select your major, you will be assigned an advisor within your academic college. They can tell you what courses are required for your major, approve the use of transfer credit toward your degree, or sign off on your major graduation requirements. Find your academic advisor on your UAccess homepage or through the Advising Resource Center advisor directory.

Your Franke Honors advisor is here to help you select a major and stay on a path within your chosen major to graduate with honors. They will help you find ways to earn honors credits, even outside of honors courses. They can connect you with opportunities that are unique to Franke Honors students, such as undergraduate research, study abroad, and service learning.

 

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Gabrielle Karcheski
gkarches@arizona.edu

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

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N-R & X-Z + Students in the Future Earth Resilience Minor

Rachel Henson 
rachelhenson@arizona.edu

Schedule an Appointment

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Graduating Seniors & Students in the Health and Human Values Minor  

Karen Weaver
karenw@arizona.edu

Schedule an Appointment

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Associate Director of Academics

Kailey Shill
kaileyshill@arizona.edu 

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 karenw@email.arizona.edu 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.
 

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.
 

find your honors faculty liaison