The Mahurin Honors College Advisors seek to create an inclusive environment where students feel welcomed and where students’ goals, ideas, and questions are valued. Advising is a crucial part of a MHC student’s development and success at WKU. Students have a tendency to associate advising simply with course selection; however, our advising processes go beyond this goal and include the following:
- Guiding students through MHC curricula and co-constructing individualized success plans.
- Mentoring students to help clarify personal, academic, and career goals.
- Connecting students to diverse learning experiences, engagement activities, international opportunities, and undergraduate research.
Students are encouraged to contact advisors at any point if they have questions or concerns about MHC courses and curricula. Refer to the tab below for your advising outline, according to your MHC year (not standing by credit hours earned)
The advising team views its primary roles as helping scholars connect their goals, ideas, and interests to specific honors experiences and opportunities in a strategic way. Through advising, scholars will reflect and examine their personal and career goals, identify specific areas of interest within and outside of your academic path, and brainstorm and implement projects that align with those interests, all the while receiving honors credit for those experiences.
Fall 2020 MHC Advising
Below are the advising activities for you to complete prior to your MHC advising appointment:
- Prior to Priority Registration (October 23rd) all scholars must meet with their primary advisor. Plan ahead! Appointments may fill up fast. You can find your primary advisor contact information listed on Topnet.
- Participate in a Scholar Development Workshop hosted by the Office of Scholar Development. Small-group Zoom sessions began on September 1. Register at https://calendly.com/audra-jennings/scholar-development-planning-workshop.
- View our How to Build A Schedule tutorial, between September 21st and October 16th.
- Complete your MHC Scholar Bio to share with your MHC advisor. You will have access to this link by September 21st and your completed MHC Scholar Bio will be due by October 16th. (Link will be provided upon completion of the How to Build a Schedule tutorial)
Priority registration begins on October 23rd at 5am CST for MHC Scholars who have completed steps 1-4 above.
There are many opportunities that lie ahead of you as an MHC Scholar. We want to help you strategically utilize these opportunities to not only get you closer to your personal goals, but to have an impact on the campus and Bowling Green community. Here are some that are offered to you this semester:
- Virtual Study Abroad Fair Week (September 14-18, 2020): Learn more about Study Abroad, ask questions, and begin the planning process. Register here.
- Graduation Plan Workshops: Learn how to accomplish your big goals by creating a personalized curriculum plan that incorporates high-impact educational experiences. Watch your WKU email for specific announcements.
Fall 2020 MHC Advising
Plan to meet with your MHC Academic Advisor, beginning October 5th to prepare for Priority Registration on October 22nd.
Prior to Priority Registration (November 6th) all scholars must meet with their primary advisor. Plan ahead! Appointments may fill up fast. You can find your primary advisor contact information listed on Topnet.
Your third year in the MHC is the ideal year to engage in a variety of high-impact experiences. In Your first two years, you explored the resources at WKU, but now it is time to deepen your connection: engage in research, apply for internships and nationally-competitive scholarships, select mentors, study abroad and/or begin a Capstone Experience or Thesis (CE/T) project. You may also want to consider applying for a JUMP program (Joint Undergraduate-Master’s Program).
CE/Ts, considered a cornerstone of honors education, cover a large range of types of projects. In addition to more traditional thesis that revolve around in-depth study of specific subjects and lab research, creative projects could include films, novels, research-informed curriculum, business plans and more. Schedule an appointment with CE/T Advisor, Alex Hezik, here: https://calendly.com/cet-advisor/ce-t-advising.
Fall 2020 MHC Advising
Your MHC advisor will offer one-on-one appointments via Zoom for third-year MHC scholars from September 14-October 2, 2020. Watch your WKU email for specific announcements.
Prior to priority registration date, you must meet with your primary faculty advisor. Primary advisors are located within the program of study or academic college. If you have multiple majors, your primary advisor is the one associated with your first major. Primary advisor contact information is listed on Topnet.
We cannot wait to see where your MHC experience takes you and are here to help you make the most of your last year. We have reserved VIP advising spots for you August 31-September 18. Please schedule a time to check-in, confirm there are no outstanding requirements left on your iCAP, change to non-thesis track and/or to have any of your questions answered.
Considering a CE/T? Schedule an appointment with CE/T Advisor, Alex Hezik, here: https://calendly.com/cet-advisor/ce-t-advising.
If you are set to graduate this academic year, apply to graduate on TopNet today!
If you are planning to complete your honors credits through Honors Augmentation Contract(s), please email those plans to your MHC advisor.
All of your hard work is about to pay off! Finish Strong!
You are going to rock that honors medallion!
Note for all scholars - The tabs above are for the number of years in The Mahurin Honors College, not your standing based on credits.
Honors Colonnade Courses:
These Colonnade courses will be offered for honors credit in Spring 2021. This list may be updated over time as more courses are offered.
Priority Registration Information:
Priority Registration is a tool available to MHC scholars to make it possible for them to engage in high impact practices (research, internships, study abroad, etc.) while being active in campus organizations. Priority Registration is not a right automatically extended to MHC scholars. Rather, it is granted on a semester-to-semester basis to scholars who have participated in MHC advising activities as prescribed above.
How can I earn Honors credit?
- Most Honors credit is earned through completing stand-alone honors courses including (additional Curriculum info):
What is a Warning Semester and can I appeal my Warning Semester designation?
- Students placed on Warning Semester are those who have not fulfilled the Good Standing Honors hours or GPA requirements and will be required to meet with their assigned academic advisor once a semester. Students also do not qualify for certain benefits such as applying for HC grants.
- You can find the policies and procedures for that process here.