Academic advising plays an integral part in your Honors College success. We are here to assist you throughout your entire time in the Honors College.  In response to the recent transition to online classes, the Honors College has developed and implemented alternative advising methods.  These methods will allow us to serve you with quality guidance and advising in preparation for summer/fall 2020 registration. Please reach out via email to an Honors College advisor to begin an advising conversation – you may email their individual email address or honors@ua.edu.  We ask that you allow two (2) business days for a response as email volume is high during peak advising and registration periods.

Please browse our advising website to learn more about Honors College academic advising, who your advisor is, and frequently asked questions.

If you still cannot find answers to your questions, feel free to email your advisor or call 205-348-5500. We look forward to working with you!



What is academic advising?

What do academic advisors do? 

Who is my Honors College advisor?

How and when do I schedule an appointment with my Honors College advisor? 

Honors College Advising FAQ

Useful Links


What is academic advising?

There are many definitions of academic advising. In the Honors College, we practice the definitions set forth by the Global Community for Academic Advising, NACADA. Academic advising is a dynamic relationship that leads to a “developmental process which assists students in the clarification of their life/career goals and in the development of educational plans for the realization of these goals. It is a decision-making process by which students realize their maximum educational potential through communication and information exchange with an advisor; it is ongoing, multifaceted, and the responsibility of both student and advisor.”[1]

[1] Reference: https://nacada.ksu.edu/Resources/Clearinghouse/View-Articles/Definitions-of-academic-advising.aspx

What do academic advisors do?

Advisors play an active role in helping students reach their personal, professional, and academic goals. We help students define their goals, assist with class selection, ensure all Honors College requirements are being met and appropriate progress is being made, help interpret policies and procedures, and connect you with campus resources. Making regular appointments throughout your academic career in the Honors College will maximize your advising experience.

Who is my Honors College advisor?

Erin Jett with email link

Erin Jett, Director of Student Services

Current UA students applying to The Honors College and University Honors Program recovery

Email: ehjett@ua.edu
Emili Alexander with email link

Emili Alexander, HYO and Involvement Coordinator

Honors College freshmen

Email: ebalexander3@ua.edu
Brandon Wingler with email link

Brandon Wingler, Academic Advisor I

Honors College sophomores, juniors and seniors

Email: bmwingler@ua.edu

How and when do I schedule an appointment with my Honors College advisor?

Your Honors College advisor is here to help you whenever you need it! You can make an appointment to see us each semester before class registration to talk about honors requirements, to ask questions about honors college classes, or anytime you have a question. We are here to help all year long so come and see us!

  • In response to the recent transition to online classes, the Honors College has developed and implemented alternative advising methods.  These methods will allow us to serve you with quality guidance and advising in preparation for summer/fall 2020 registration. Please reach out via email to an Honors College advisor to begin an advising conversation – you may email their individual email address or honors@ua.edu.  We ask that you allow two (2) business days for a response as email volume is high during peak advising and registration periods.

 

  • Should you encounter any “UH” course registration issues or concerns, please reach out to us at honors@ua.edu. Be sure to include your name, CWID, and a clear description of your issue. An Honors College advisor will get back in touch with you, via your Crimson email address, within 48 hours.

Honors College Advising FAQs

  • The Honors College Student News 3/16 – Special Edition
  • The Career Center helps with resume building, interview prep, and other career readiness skills.
  • The Education Abroad office can assist you in finding an abroad program, selecting courses, education abroad grant opportunities, and much more!
  • The Academic Catalog lays out all academic policies and procedures, requirements for graduation, and specific college information.
  • The Academic Calendar gives important dates such as the last day to drop a class with or without a “W”, registration times, and start and end dates of the semester.