The Honors College offers academic mentoring to all honors students. Honors mentoring goes beyond academic advising about courses and majors to also help students prepare for their future. We start at orientation, asking students to tell us about their plans for their futures, and then we work with students to help them to start taking those steps that will lead them accomplishing those goals.
We of course help students to choose majors and minors that will help students to meet their professional goals, and to select the courses that will help them to graduate on time and to complete all of their requirements. However, we also help students to begin thinking about possible graduate and professional school programs, admissions tests such as the GRE, MCAT, LSAT, and the out of class experiences such as research, hands-on experience, internships, volunteer work and other activities that will help their applications for graduate/professional school or employment to stand out from others.
Honors Academic Mentors (by area):
- College of Education (all)
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics):
- Computer Science
- Environmental Science
- Fermentation Sciences
- Geography and Planning
- Geological and Environmental Sciences
- Mathematical Sciences
- Physics and Astronomy
- Sustainable Development
- College of Business (all)
- Social Sciences:
- Government and Justice Studies
- College of Health Sciences (all)
- College of Fine and Applied Arts
- Applied Design
- Sustainable Technology and The Built Environment
- Theatre and Dance
- Culture, Gender and Global Studies
- Languages, Literatures and Cultures
- School of Music (all)
- Pre-health professions regardless of major (excluding Nursing):
Students will meet with their honors advisor/ mentor each semester until they officially declare their major, and then they will continue to meet with their honors advisor/mentor at least once a year in addition to their major advisor to ensure that they remain on track to graduate with honors from the Honors College and that they are making progress towards their future plans.
Students can make appointments with their Honors Academic Mentor at https://appstatehonorscollege.youcanbook.me/index.jsp during pre-registration advising times. At other times, they can email their Academic Mentor directly to schedule an appointment.
Important Advising Links:
- The Career Development Center is available to help students identify their goals and develop strategies for professional success.
- For those students planning careers in the health professions, the Health Professions Advising Office helps direct and prepare students for the many opportunities in that area; the Pre-medical Advising Committee coordinated by this office, in particular, offers guidance on personal statements, application completion, and the all-important interviews. Celeste Crowe is the contact for this office and she can be reached at email@example.com.
- The list of majors and minors and their requirements can be found at http://programsofstudy.appstate.edu/programs/departments along with suggested four year guides for each major at http://fouryearguides.appstate.edu/guides/departments.
- The Learning Assistance Program at http://lap.appstate.edu provides students with free one-on-one tutoring, group tutoring in certain courses, and academic strategies and support (such as study skills, time management, etc).
- The University Writing Center at http://writingcenter.appstate.edu offers free writing help and resources.
- The Math Lab at http://mathsci.appstate.edu/students/resources/math-tutor-lab provides help for students in most General Education-level math courses as well as preparation for the math sections of the GRE or PRAXIS.