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.

Honors Advising: A Complement to your Student's Success

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

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"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

Agriculture, Pharmacy, Vet Medicine, Engineering last names A - D:

Mike Morton works with all students in Agriculture, Pharmacy, Vet Medicine and Engineering students whose last names begin with A - D. If you are a student in one of those colleges, effective Fall 2019, and have a question, please email Mike Morton at morton35@purdue.edu.

Mike's drop-in hours will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 2:00-3:00pm in HCRN 1136.
Mike Morton

Health and Human Sciences, Polytechnic, Engineering last names E - I:

Dani Parsons works with all students in Health and Human Sciences and Polytechnic, and Engineering students whose last names begin with E - I. If you are a student in one of those colleges, effective Fall 2019, and have a question, please email Dani Parsons at parsondm@purdue.edu.

Dani's drop-in hours will be held on Mondays from 11:00am-12:00pm and Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00pm in HCRN 1134.
Dani Parsons

Exploratory Studies, Science last names A - L, Engineering last names J - M:

Ethan Johnson works with all students in Exploratory Studies, Science students whose last names begin with A - L, and Engineering students whose last names begin with J - M. If you are a student in one of those colleges, effective Fall 2019, and have a question, please email Ethan Johnson at john2395@purdue.edu.

Ethan's drop-in hour will be held on Tuesdays from 10:00-11:00am in HCRN 1140.
Ethan Johnson


Students of Liberal Arts, Krannert, Engineering last names N - R and students of Education, Science last names M - Z, Engineering last names S - Z should direct questions to honorsadvising@purdue.edu.

"I felt like my advisor truly wanted to get to know me. The meeting was personal." - Freshman, Polytechnic Institute


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 drop-in office hours (see "Who is my Honors Advisor")
  • send your Honors Advisor an email

"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." - Freshman, College of Pharmacy

Advising Discussion Points:

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

"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

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

"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

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.

Good Standing Policy FAQs:

"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." - Freshman, College of Agriculture