Honors Advising

Fall 18 Advising Information

As you plan your Fall 2018 semester schedule, please remember to include in your schedule the courses you need to complete to maintain “good standing” in the Honors Program.  To assist you in identifying which courses these might be, we’re sending you this communication to confirm the Honors courses available to you in Fall 2018. Please use the information below to figure out which classes you’ll want to take based on you standing (i.e. if you’ll be a sophomore next year, you’ll want to focus on the Sophomore Experience classes and any Freshman Experience classes you still need that you were unable to fit into your schedule this year). 

As always, we do not require you to take Honors classes to meet a GE requirement you’ve already fulfilled through AP credit or as a prerequisite/co-requisite course in your major.  If there are scheduling conflicts between prescribed Honors classes and classes you need for your major, we recommend you take the course for your major asap and pick up the Honors class in a future semester.  Please contact us in advance so we’re all on the same page, and let us know if you’d like our help addressing any specific conflicts.

We’d also like to share with you some exciting news.  This semester, we’re rolling out a new enrollment process that no longer requires you to use permission numbers except in a few limited cases. If all goes as planned, your status as an Honors student will allow you to enroll in Honors classes without need of a permission number (students not in the program will only be allowed to add Honors classes with special permission). With this system in place, you’ll be able to re-arrange your schedule (e.g., changing to a different section, choosing a different Honors class, etc.) without requesting a new permission number. 

It also means we won’t be able to give you advising advice if you don’t get in touch to ask questions; so please be sure to read the following recommendations carefully and let us know if you have questions, if you’d like our advice, or if you just want to run your schedule by us to make sure you’re on the right track. We’re happy to converse over email or to set you up with an advising appointment to meet with Ellen—just let us know!

If you have any difficulty registering for classes, please email Ellen Bell (eebell@csustan.edu) and let her know so she can help you get things worked out in a timely manner.

As a special bonus, we’ve included a checklist you can use to keep track of your progress in meeting Honors requirements and your progress in meeting requirements in the General Education program.

Again, please contact us by email with any questions!

Ellen B. and Jim T.

Important Note on Class Standing Information and the Honors Classes to Focus on Taking:

  • If you will be a sophomore next year (2nd year on campus and/or 30-59 units completed), please select any classes you haven’t yet taken from those listed in the sophomore group.
  • If you will be a junior next year (3rd year on campus and/or 60-89 units completed), please select any classes you haven’t yet taken that are listed in the junior group.
  • If you will be a senior next year (4th year on campus and/or over 90 units completed), please select any classes you haven’t yet taken yet that are listed in the senior group.


Semester Course Information: 

Spring 18

Fall 18 

Advising Documents:

Honors Advising Information Fall 18 

Honors Program and General Education Advising Worksheet

An Idealized Journey through the Honors Program Curriculum (roadmap)