As of Friday, April 5th, Honors College advising will be complete and we will go to walk-in appointments only. If you need to see an Honors advisor, please come to 103 McClellan Hall, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.
Honors advising is optional for seniors and juniors this semester. However, it is mandatory for all sophomores and freshmen this semester. Registration holds for theses classifications will not be moved until students have met with an Honors advisor.
Honors advising will begin on Wednesday, March 6, following the schedule below(completed credit hours as of January 2013):
- Seniors (90+ hrs) ------------------------------------------ March 6-8, 11-15, 18-19
- Juniors (60-89 hrs) ---------------------------------------- March 6-8, 11-15, 18-19
- Sophomores (30-59 hrs) --------------------------------- March 20-22, 25-27
- Freshmen (0-29 hrs) -------------------------------------- March 28-29, April 1-4
Advising appointments are limited, and permits into Honors courses are given on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, it is important to make your appointment as early as possible.
Students will receive an email from the Honors College providing a link to our online scheduling tool, Genbook, which should be used for scheduling appointments. Genbook will be audited daily to ensure that all students’ appointments are made during the appropriate dates for their classification. Unauthorized appointments will be cancelled. PLEASE DO NOT CALL TO MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT.
Preparation for Appointments
To help you in your preparation for your appointments, the Honors College advising team has created two videos. Please pay careful attention to these videos and their serious nature:
Important Additional Information
A list of all university classes to be offered in the summer and fall terms is available for students in the MyTech tab of Raiderlink. Please review both the Honors online course listings and the Tech course schedule before your advising appointment and have a preliminary schedule prepared for your advising session. Your advising session will go quickly and smoothly if you will:
- Come prepared! Students without tentative schedules (including times/days of classes) will be asked to reschedule their advising appointments. Review the university summer and fall schedule on the web to prepare a schedule prior to your advising appointment and complete the tracking sheet appropriate to your major.
- If you have any questions concerning your degree requirements or additional registration holds, schedule an appointment with your primary academic advisor prior to your visit with us.
- Arrive on time. Since your appointment will only be scheduled for a limited time period, it is imperative that you arrive on time and prepared. If you arrive for your appointment too late to fit into an advisor’s schedule, you will be rescheduled for April 9th or later.
- Cancel your appointment beforehand if you are unable to make it. Any student who fails to notify us that he or she will miss an advising appointment will be rescheduled for April 9th or later.
Remember that registration for Spring courses must be completed on the web. Thus, if you do not know your e-raider password, you should call the IT Help Desk (742-HELP) prior to April 6th to ensure that your registration will be trouble-free. Happy scheduling!
Graduation with Honors Designations
Students must complete 24 hours in Honors courses to graduate from Texas Tech University with the transcript designation “with Honors.” These 24 hours generally consist of 12 hours of lower division Honors classes, 6 hours of upper division Honors classes and 6 hours of Honors seminars. See the Honors College Student Handbook on the web for more details. Graduating seniors should submit an Honors Intent to Graduate Form at least one year prior to their intended graduation date. Either mail or bring your completed and signed form to McClellan Hall, Box 41017 TTU, Lubbock, TX 79409.
A student who wishes to graduate with the transcript designation “with Highest Honors” must complete a Senior Thesis and 30 hours of Honors coursework. Permission from the Honors College is required before beginning the Senior Thesis. Students must maintain a 3.25 cumulative grade point average both to remain in the Honors College and to graduate with either of these Honors designations.
Students intending to graduate with either designation must file an “Intent to Graduate” form with the Honors College in the semester prior to the semester of graduation. Honors College designations are listed on the transcript and the diploma. These are in addition to other distinctions graduates may earn, such as Magna Cum Laude.
All non-science majors MUST take an Honors lab science prior to graduation.
Times, room numbers, and other course information are subject to change. Be sure to print your schedule from Raiderlink for current course information.