Information for New Honors Majors

Congratulations on your admission to an Honors major! 

If you are already a student in the LSA Honors Program, Honors will remain your academic home, the place to go for general advising.  You will continue to come to the Honors office for academic advising, for any Academic Board requests for exceptions or other actions, and your senior audit and graduation processing will be done through the Honors office.  You will, of course, continue to have access to registration for Honors classes and you are welcome at all of the Honors events.  You will remain on our email lists, and we hope we’ll see you often for advising and events.

If you have not previously been in Honors, welcome! When you declare an Honors major, you become a member of the LSA Honors Program.  This means that you should find an Honors Academic Advisor with whom you can discuss your general college requirements and other concerns.  (There is a list of Honors advisors at http://www.lsa.umich.edu/honors/aboutus/people and you can make an appointment by calling 764-6274 or by clicking “Make an Appointment” on our website: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/honors/ )  If you have an established relationship with an advisor in LSA Advising, you certainly may continue to talk with him/her if that is agreeable to both of you, but you should also get to know an advisor in Honors who can become familiar with your record and your plans.  You should discuss the requirements for your major with the Honors Major Advisor in your department.  If you need to request any exceptions to college graduation requirements or any kind of special consideration, you will now petition the Honors Academic Board rather than the LSA Academic Standards Board.  The Honors Academic Board meets almost every Monday morning, so petitions submitted by noon on Thursday will usually be addressed by mid-day the following Monday. 

Your senior audit will be done by the Honors Senior Auditor, Jacquelyn Turkovich (jacqzac@umich.edu ): send any questions you have about graduation to her email.  All students graduating with Honors are invited to the Honors graduation ceremony and are eligible for prizes and awards for their work: watch your email for details or make an appointment to discuss these opportunities. You will additional information at this link.

All Honors students have registration access to Honors classes, so you won’t need overrides to register for most of them.  Honors hosts many activities and events: we encourage you to join in.  You will also receive our weekly e-newsletter, “This Week in Honors.” Let us know if you don’t start getting it soon. 

If you have any questions, you can an email ask.honors@umich.edu. We look forward to getting to know you better!