Texas Tech University

Honors Advising

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

PLEASE NOTE: You can find your current classification by hours on your DegreeWorks profile on Raiderlink, in the first line under your R#, name, and degree.

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 advising appointment slots will open for April 13th and will continue through May 3rd.

*** If you would like to speak with an Honors advisor prior to when registration opens, we encourage you to take part in one of our Honors Advising Virtual Info Sessions (see details below). ***
Honors new current/transfer Honors students (admitted to the College for Spring 2022, Summer 2022, or Fall 2022) will be contacted and required to schedule an advising appointment with an advisor during that timeframe. As well, Honors students who are not making steady progress towards Honors course requirements will be contacted and required to schedule an advising appointment.

Honors students who are on track to graduate in May (or August) 2023 are strongly encouraged, though not required, to schedule an advising appointment. All other Honors students are invited to make an appointment.
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PLEASE NOTE: The Honors advisors will host VIRTUAL INFO SESSIONS about the permitting of high-demand Honors sections and course registration. They will be hosted on Zoom on the following dates:
* Friday, March 4th, at 2:00pm
 -and-
* Monday, April 4th, at 11:00am
These virtual advising info sessions are optional yet will provide helpful details and guidance as Honors students are taking part in the advising, permitting and registration process.
If you would like a link to one of these info sessions, please email Chad at chad.cain@ttu.edu. He will then send you a link to the zoom room.
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If you have questions related to Summer 2022 and/or Fall 2022 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 Fall 2022 should be loaded on Raiderlink on March 7th. Honors sections offered during the fall semester are listed in the Honors College Fall 2022 Course Offerings booklet. Honors sections offered during the summer semester are listed in the Honors College Summer 2022 Course Offerings booklet.

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 PRF, you must provide a full tentative Fall 2022 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 are only needed for selected, high-demand Honors sections, and not for all Honors sections offered in Fall 2022.  Please consult the Honors Fall 2022 Course Offerings booklet to see if Honors sections in which you are interested require a permit to enroll.

Permits will be required for enrollment in Honors Summit Experience sections, and will be issued first to December 2022 and May 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 above.)

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.

If you have questions or concerns about the Honors courses noted on your DegreeWorks profile, please notify us at honors@ttu.edu.

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/When 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 beginning of the semester.

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.

 

 

*** Honors advising holds on Raiderlink for most Honors students will be moved forward by April 7th. The Honors hold for Honors students required to schedule an appointment with an Honors advisor will be moved forward when that appointment is scheduled on Booksy. For all other Honors students, their Honors hold will move forward automatically. ***