A distinctive feature of the Honors College is the availability of personalized advising. During summer orientation, all entering first-year students are advised by the advising staff of their degree-granting colleges and by the advising staff of the Honors College.
All new students are required to meet with their Honors College advisor. Students admitted as Transfer or Continuing students must meet with their advisor in their first semester. First-year students are required to meet with their assigned Honors College advisor each semester. These meetings are designed to allow the student and advisor to discuss Honors course requirements, general course selection, and strategies for success. Upon completion of the first year, students are strongly urged to continue to meet regularly with their Honors College advisor.
Honors College Advisors are available year round to address questions and concerns as well as simply build a strong advisor/advisee relationship. Honors College Advisors are on hand to discuss a variety of topics with students including, but not limited to:
- Planning the overall Honors College Experience
- How to complete the Honors College curriculum
- Progress and standing in the Honors College
- Academic resources, including tutoring
- Getting started with undergraduate research
- Major exploration and clarifying career goals
- Campus involvement and student organizations
- Summer opportunities (e.g. internships, courses, study abroad, research, etc.)
- Honors Capstone project
- Graduate/Professional school preparation
- Well-being and self-care
To schedule an appointment with their Honors Advisor, students can log on to my.uic.edu and visit the Advising Tab. Then click on iAdvise to locate their Success Network to make an appointment. Students can also contact the Honors College front desk at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance in scheduling an appointment.
Honors Advisors are distinct from Faculty Fellows. Students can find the name and contact information for their assigned Honors Advisor or Faculty Fellow in the Honors Activity Reporting System (HARS).
Please visit our staff and advisors page to learn more about the advisors available at the Honors College.
Online advising is available using a variety of virtual meeting platforms. Please schedule an appointment with your advisor as you normally would using iAdvise, located in your my.uic.edu portal, under the “Advising” tab. After you schedule your appointment, your advisor will provide additional information on how to access the meeting.
Don’t know who your Honors Advisor is? You can find this information in iAdvise under “My Network” or log in to HARS.
In addition, each of the Honors Advisors will hold weekly drop-in hours for the remainder of the Spring semester. This is a good option if you have a quick question or a more urgent concern. Below is the schedule for each Honors advisor, as well as the drop-in Zoom link.