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Find your classification below (by hours as of August 2022) for advising details, PRF details, and dates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appointment Scheduling Information

 

Honors advising appointments will be conducted at McClellan Hall (with masks strongly encouraged). If you are required to meet with an Honors advisor, or would simply like to do so, please use our online scheduling system, Booksy, to set an appointment time.

 

  • Honors new current/transfer Honors students (admitted to the College for Spring 2023) will be contacted and required to schedule an advising appointment with an advisor.  An Honors advising hold will be placed until the student schedules an appointment via Booksy. 

 

  • Honors students who are not making steady progress towards Honors course requirements will be contacted and required to schedule an advising appointment.  An Honors advising hold will be placed until the student schedules an appointment via Booksy.

 

  • Honors students in their first year at TTU who are absent from their LCG on the day of the advising presentation (October 4 or 5) will be contacted and required to schedule an advising appointment. An Honors advising hold will be placed until the student schedules an appointment via Booksy.

 

  •  Honors students who are pursing 2+2 pre-health prerequisites and intend to complete Honors requirements on an accelerated path before application to professional schools will be contacted and required to schedule an advising appointment. An Honors advising hold will be placed until the student schedules an appointment via Booksy.

 

  • Honors students who are on track to graduate in May 2024 (or August 2024) are strongly encouraged, though not required, to schedule an advising appointment.  No Honors advising hold should be placed. 

 

  • All other Honors students are invited to make an appointment to discuss Honors-related advising questions.  No Honors advising hold should be placed.

 

If you have questions related to Spring 2023 and/or Summer 2023 course selection – or other immediate issues with which you need assistance from an advisor prior to your Honors registration date – we encourage you to contact us via email, at honors.advising@ttu.edu or to a specific Honors advisor.

 

 

 

Permit Requests and Registration Information

 

All university classes for Spring 2023 should be loaded on Raiderlink on October 3rd. Honors sections offered during the fall semester are listed in the Honors College Spring 2023 Course Offerings booklet (which is subject to revision as Honors sections are added, cancelled, or otherwise modified).


As with previous advising cycles, Honors permits are only needed for selected, high-demand Honors sections and not for all Honors sections offered in Spring 2023.  Please consult the Spring 2023 Course Offerings booklet to see if Honors sections in which you are interested require a permit to enroll.


The online Permit Request Form (PRF) will be posted soon on the Honors Advising webpage associated with your classification by hours. You may NOT submit an online PRF prior to the date and time outlined for your classification. If your form arrives before the appropriate PRF start time, it will be deleted and your permit request(s) will not be processed.

 

Please note that Visual Schedule Builder will not always pull in Honors course sections accurately. We recommend you use the Plan Ahead Tool in the Add/Drop classes portal or use the Section Search Tool to build your schedule manually.

On your online Permit Request Form, you must provide a full tentative Spring 2023 course schedule, including your intended Honors and non-Honors courses, on your submitted Permit Request Form (or it will not be processed). This can simply attach a screenshot of your schedule from Plan Ahead, or Visual Schedule Builder, in order to show the courses in which you intend to enroll.

 

Along those lines, it's perfectly fine if you make changes to your overall schedule later; you will not be locked into the tentative plan that you share with your PRF.

Once you successfully submit an online PRF, you will receive a copy of your completed form via email. If you do not receive this auto-response, please contact Kelsey Kimzey so she can make sure your PRF was received by our staff.

You can find a sample degree plan/course sequence for your major in the TTU Undergraduate Catalog (catalog.ttu.edu) or find course requirements in your DegreeWorks portal.

 

Permits will be required for enrollment in Honors Summit Experience sections (for Spring 2023) and will be issued first to May 2023 and August 2023 Honors graduates ONLY. After our upcoming graduates have been accommodated, remaining Summit permits will be given with preference to other students graduating within the year.

Please do not contact advisors to ask about permit requests before the stated date and time when we'll send notifications about permit issuance. (See the detailed instructions for your classification in the chart at the bottom of this webpage.)

 

If a permit for a high-demand Honors section is issued to you and you do not plan on registering for that course, please notify an Honors advisor so that the space may be given to another student.

 

Check your current holds and verify your permits under the "My Enrollment" tab of your Student Dashboard prior to your registration date.

Always include your R# in any correspondence with a TTU advisor so that we can help you more efficiently.

 

 

 

Waitlists

 

For high-demand Honors sections which require a permit to enroll
The Honors College manages the waitlists for such courses.  The number of permits issued will match the number of seats designated for the section. Once all permits are issued, any student who requests a permit will be placed on the waitlist.

 

*IF* spaces open up in full courses, the College will contact students on the waitlist one at a time, in the order they are kept on the waitlist. We will always contact you at your TTU email address. If you receive an email from us notifying you that a space has opened up for you, the email will request your confirmation that you still want to take the course and have room for it in your schedule.  Thus, it is essential that you check your TTU email daily to watch for important communications from us and other departments.

 

We work our waitlists through the 1st add deadline on the 4th class day each semester—in conjunction with the timeline policies for Raiderlink waitlists.

PLEASE NOTE: There are occasions when the number of students enrolled in these sections as reflected on Raiderlink does not match the number of permits issued for the Honors section. In these cases, there are students who have recently received a permit for this section and have not (yet) enrolled in it.  They have a certain timeframe to use the permit; otherwise it will go to the next student(s) at the top of that waitlist which is managed by the College.

 

Do not contact instructors of courses for overrides, as they do not track enrollments or know whether a waitlist exists for the Honors section. For our high-demand Honors sections, we will not unfairly skip over students on a waitlist to put others into the course ahead of them, even if a professor approves you for her/his course.

 

For Honors sections not noted as high-demand which do NOT require a permit for an Honors student to enroll…


Raiderlink, not the Honors College, manages the waitlists for such courses.  Once such an Honors section fills, you should be able to add your name to the waitlist through the Course Registration function on Raiderlink.

If your name moves to the top of the waitlist, Raiderlink will trigger an email which notifies you that you have a certain amount of time in order to enroll in the section. As noted above, it is essential that you check your TTU email daily.

 

Be sure to secure an alternate class as soon as possible…
When a student is on either an in-house Honors waitlist for a high-demand course OR a Raiderlink waitlist for any other course, the student should immediately register for an alternate, non-Honors section of the same course OR another alternate course that would be acceptable for degree sequencing.  It is imperative to be registered for an alternate course as soon as possible in the event that the student's name never comes up on the in-house Honors or Raiderlink waitlist.



PRF and Registration Timeline by Classification/Earned Hours:
When a student is on either an in-house Honors waitlist for a high-demand course OR a Raiderlink waitlist for any other course, the student should immediately register for an alternate, non-Honors section of the same course OR another alternate course that would be acceptable for degree sequencing.  It is imperative to be registered for an alternate course as soon as possible in the event that the student's name never comes up on the in-house Honors or Raiderlink waitlist.

Permit Request Form and Registration Timeline by Classification or Earned Hours