** THIS PAGE HAS BEEN UPDATED FOR FALL ADVISING FOR SPRING CLASSES. **
Sometime in September in the fall term (February in the spring term), Honors Program students will receive an email with instructions about how to schedule their required Honors Program advisement.
To log into the Navigate app, use the link sent to you. You can also go directly to Navigates in your web browser.
A list of available spring Honors classes will be posted when available.
Registration Tips and Timetable
- Select the earliest date and time available. Advising appointments will continue to be added until registration begins in November (fall) or April (spring), but students who delay scheduling their appointment may end up registering after early registration begins.
- If you cannot find an available time for advising, wait a day or two until more availability is added.
- Use the advising checklist and scheduling grid(s) to help you plan your next semester's schedule.
- Honors students cannot register for classes without first completing the Honors Program advisement process. Early registration is a privilege available only to students in good standing in the Honors Program who have fulfilled all their advising requirements.
- If you'd like to resign from the program, you must submit a Program Withdrawal Form available in the Honors Program office, Morrison Hall 203. This will remove your Honors advising hold. Contact your assigned Honors advisor for more information.
- The early registration schedule is tied to credit hours earned. All Honors students will register before the general student population within their classification, but possibly not at the same time as other Honors students with more or less credit hours.
- Advising for summer classes occurs at the same time as advising for fall classes in the spring. Let your advisor know if you plan on taking summer classes.
Instructions for advisement/registration:
A Question-and-Answer Approach
- What are your major(s) and areas of focus?
If you are currently a first-year student with an "Undecided" major, or are considering changing majors, then you should look over a slideshow we've created for such students. Major Academic Planners (MAPS) for certain majors can be found at https://www.baylor.edu/university_advisement/index.php?id=869883.
- What are the next-required classes for your course of study?
Use the Undergraduate Catalog, MAPS, and a copy of your degree audit (available online via BearWeb) to determine some possible courses for next term. These courses should be both
- courses you still need for your degree and/or your major, AND
- courses for which you are eligible to register.
- What Honors course(s) do you need next semester?
When it becomes available, look through the list of available Honors courses. You should also review Honors requirements here (the standard curriculum) or in the Honors Student Handbook for other variations, e.g., for students also in BIC or University Scholars. NOTE: Most current first-year students not in the BIC or University Scholars must take GTX 2301 in the spring of their freshman year and GTX 2302 in the fall of their sophomore year..
Please note that course sections, call numbers (CRN), instructors, and times are subject to change. You should log onto BearWeb for real-time, updated course information.
When it becomes available, look through the complete schedule of classes for next semester. Class schedules will not be available during the first weeks of advising. In this case, you'll need to confirm available classes at a later time prior to registration. Compare the courses you need, Honors and non-Honors alike, with courses that are on offer next semester. Then map out a tentative schedule using this scheduling grid. (You may need to create a number of different drafts to capture the range of possible schedules.)
- What are your advising requirements?
Many Honors students are required to see an advisor in more than one area. Students should check BearWeb each semester under "Registration" and then "Advisement Contact and Information" to view their current advising requirements and instructions.
- In what sequence should you be advised?
Generally, it doesn't matter whether you may meet with your major advisor or your Honors advisor first.
- Have you prepared adequately for your Honors-advising appointment?
Double-check by printing out and completing this pre-advisement checklist.
- What if I am currently away from campus or studying abroad?
If you are off campus and unable to meet face-to-face with your advisor, you can be advised electronically, usually via Zoom. Start by sending an email to your advisor outlining your current circumstance. Your advisor will follow up and provide particular instructions for completing the advising process.
- Will I meet my Honors advisor in person or online?
Advising is now face-to-face unless the student is currently off campus or there are extenuating circumstances.