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Honors Advising

It is our top priority that our students graduate successfully with Honors. Each semester, students are required to be advised by the Honors College to ensure that they are on track with Honors hours and requirements.


Early Registration

Early registration before freshmen, juniors, seniors, athletes, and other groups on campus is one of the benefits the Elliott T. Bowers Honors College offers to its students.

To register early for the upcoming term, all Honors students must complete and submit 10 hours of community service at the end of each semester. Students who are newly accepted into the Honors College this semester will have the community service requirement waived as they were not in Honors the previous semester so they could not have already submitted them; however, they must still complete 10 hours of community service hours in order to qualify for advanced registration the following semester. As a general rule, we suggest completing 10 hours of community service each semester regardless of having just joined the Honors College.

Additionally, current Honors students who did not submit community service hours last semester will not be granted early registration; however, they are still required to be advised to ensure they are on track to graduate with Honors.

The registration portal WILL NOT UPDATE until approximately 24 hours before early registration begins (on November 3rd). We will post a list of all the students approved for early registration. Please DO NOT EMAIL OR CALL the office about your registration time before then.

SHSU Registration Schedule


Advising Types

  • In-person Peer Advising

This is where you are advised by an Honors Ambassador, which holds the same value as being advised by an Honors faculty member. However, if you are classified as a senior, have never received Honors advising before, or have complicated questions, you will need to schedule an appointment with faculty.

Peer Advising Schedule

Peer Advising will take place in ABIV 202 (the Honors office). The dates and times will be announced at the beginning of the term. 


Peer Advising does NOT require scheduling an appointment. You may drop into these sessions as long as you have a completed form.

Students will complete a Peer Advising Form during their appointment. They do not need to bring one with them.

One-on-One Virtual or In-Person Faculty Advisement 

  • Advising with Honors Faculty

You can schedule advising with Honors faculty through Campus Connect the same way you set up advising with the SAM Center or your department. You will select HONR- Honors College Advising as the service in Campus Connect

As long as you have the “Send Me an Email” box checked on the Campus Connect appointment confirmation page, you will receive a unique link for your Advising Session. 

Schedule Honors Advising


Important Advising Notes

Honors faculty schedule their advising appointments around their busy schedules and make every effort to accommodate yours. If you schedule an appointment with a Dean, please honor it. If you no-show for your appointment, you will automatically not be eligible for early registration.

To be eligible for advance registration you must:

  1. Schedule your advising appointment via Campus Connect (for those who want to be advised by an Honors College Dean).
  2. Review the Honors Course and Seminar List and check your degree requirements on Degree Works.
  3. Select courses and develop a plan for registration.
  4. Attend your Honors Advising appointment on time and prepared.

DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE. Spots will fill up quickly, and the Honors office is not responsible if you do not obtain an appointment.

Dates for spring 24 Honors advising will be announced at the beginning of the term. New student advising for fall 24 is currently open. 



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The Elliott T. Bowers Honors College

Academic Building IV Suite 202 | Box 2479 | Huntsville, Texas 77341-2479

Phone: (936) 294.1477 | Email: honors@shsu.edu