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Honors Advising

Honors Advising Information

The Purdue Honors College provides individualized, holistic advising in an inclusive environment in which all are welcome, safe, and valued. Honors advisors guide undergraduate students in developing an interdisciplinary plan of study which incorporates the Honors College curriculum and our four pillars. Honors advising empowers students to apply skills gained from their Honors College experience in order to achieve personal, academic, and professional goals.

As a result of honors advising appointments, students will be able to —

  1. Articulate individual progress towards completion of the Honors College curriculum
  2. Create a future plan which includes honors coursework and an individualized pathway to complete a scholarly project
  3. Articulate multiple, unique ways that the Honors College experience creates opportunities to become a well-rounded, well-educated scholar

Honors Advisors commit to —

  1. Facilitating an individualized appointment with each student
  2. Supporting students as they engage in a multi-year Honors College experience
  3. Manage calendars in such a way that creates ample advising appointments
"I always enjoy the advising appointments, we discuss so much more than just the academics and I come away feeling very confident and supported in my college/career pursuits." - Sophomore, College of Liberal Arts

Who is my Honors Advisor?

Exploratory Studies, Liberal Arts, Engineering:
David Ding (he/him/his) works with students in Exploratory Studies, Liberal Arts, and Engineering. David has office hours from 4:00-5:00 PM on Wednesdays in HCRN 1146. David can be reached by email at ddding@purdue.edu.
David Ding

Science and Engineering:
Ethan Johnson (he/him/his) works with students in Science and Engineering. Ethan has office hours on Thursdays from 1:30-2:30 PM in HCRN 1140. He can be reached by email at  john2395@purdue.edu.
Ethan Johnson

Pharmacy, Vet Medicine, and Engineering:
Mike Morton (he/him/his) works with students in Pharmacy, Vet Medicine, and Engineering. Mike has office hours on Tuesdays from 2:00-3:00 PM and on Thursdays from 10:00-11:00 AM in HCRN 1104. He can be reached by email at morton35@purdue.edu.
Mike Morton

Health and Human Sciences and Engineering:
Dani Parsons (they/them/theirs) works with students in Health and Human Sciences and Engineering. Dani has office hours on Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00 PM and Thursdays from 11:00 AM to noon in HCRN 1134. They can be reached by email at parsondm@purdue.edu.
Dani Parsons

Polytechnic, Krannert, and Engineering:
Jasmine Pruitt (she/her/hers) works with students in Polytechnic, Krannert, and Engineering. Jasmine has office hours on Tuesdays from 10:00-11:00 AM in HCRN 1136. She can be reached by email at pruittjc@purdue.edu.  
Jasmine Pruitt

Krannert School of Management:
Jess Ramsey (she/her/hers) works with students in the Krannert School of Management. Jess has office hours on Wednesdays from 3:00-4:00 PM in HCRN 1106. She is also available by appointment. Jess can be reached by email at jnramsey@purdue.edu.
Jess Ramsey

Science and Engineering:
Onyx Uzomah (she/her/hers) works with students in Science and Engineering.  Onyx has office hours on Mondays from 4:00-5:00 PM and Thursdays from 9:00-10:00 AM in HCRN 1142. She can be reached by email at ouzomah@purdue.edu.

Onyx Uzomah

Agriculture, Education, and Engineering:
Alyssa Wagner (she/her/hers) works with students in Agriculture, Education, and Engineering.  Alyssa has office hours on Tuesdays from 9:00-10:00 AM and Thursdays from 3:00-4:00 PM in HCRN 1100. She can be reached by email at wagnerak@purdue.edu.
Alyssa Wagner
Scheduling:

To schedule an honors advising appointment, you can do so online at https://purdue.campus.eab.com/. Once you have signed in with your Purdue credentials, click on the “schedule appointment” icon in the top right corner.

Have a question or concern and would like to speak with an honors advisor aside from your reserved opportunity?

  • stop by during virtual office hours (see "Who is my Honors Advisor")
  • send your Honors Advisor an email
"I felt like my advisor truly wanted to get to know me. The meeting was personal." - First-year, Polytechnic Institute

Honors advising appointments are always individualized and tailored to each student’s needs, so every appointment looks a little different. Discussion points include (but are certainly not limited to):

  • Your overall Honors College experience
  • Your semester and how things are going
  • Options for complementing your primary plan
    of study through Honors coursework
  • Good standing within the Honors College
  • HONR course offerings
  • Undergraduate research
  • Your extra-curricular involvements
  • Any additional questions/concerns you have
    about the Honors College or your overall Purdue experience
  • The value the Honors College adds to your Purdue experience
  • Your academic progress with the Honors College curriculum
  • The Honors College scholarly project
  • Honors contracting (for turning a non-Honors course into Honors credit)
  • Study away options available through the Honors College
  • Your career goals
  • Your summer plans (internships, courses, study away, etc.)
Torch Guide (sample): An honors coursework planning tool
"It was a great opportunity to reflect on how the school year and life at Purdue has been going and to think of how I want to progress further." - First-year, College of Pharmacy
Student/Advisor Expectations:

You can expect your Honors Advisor to:

  • Explain the Honors Curriculum requirements and possible ways you can meet them
  • Ask questions and care about how your semester is going
  • Identify Honors College opportunities relevant to your strengths, interests, and goals
  • Establish and maintain office hours for scheduled and drop-in appointments

Your Honors Advisor expects you to:

  • Schedule an appointment with them at least once each academic year
  • Be on time to your appointment
  • Keep them informed about any questions/concerns you have relating to the Honors Curriculum or scholarly project
"The meeting was very informative and helpful. I always seem to need to know something different each time I go in for an appointment, so I just get more info about the Honors College in different areas each time I go." - Junior, College of Engineering
Good-Standing Policy:

As part of remaining in good standing with the Honors College students who entered Purdue and the Honors College are required to —

  1. take at least one honors course of any kind each academic year
  2. maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30
  3. complete an annual honors advising appointment

Honors College students who do not attend an advising appointment, take at least one honors course in an academic year, or whose GPA drops below 3.30 for two consecutive semesters will no longer have priority registration, might not be provided with Honors College supplemental advising or be guaranteed the option of completing thesis or scholarly work under faculty supervision.

"My advisor is extremely personable. My appointments feel a lot more natural than just a formal meeting about my course requirements." - Senior, College of Liberal Arts

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"The atmosphere was very comfortable and relaxed. I felt that it was easy to discuss things with my advisor and that he was very helpful in answering my questions and helping me stay on track with my honors credits." - First-year, College of Agriculture