Advising in the Honors College is highly personalized to meet the needs of each student. We work with students to understand their backgrounds and ambitions in order to develop plans of study that will enable them to succeed both in college and post-graduation. Our advisors provide relevant information and resources regarding research, conferences, scholarships, and study abroad. Professionals in their fields, Honors College advisors help students make connections in their personal, academic, and professional lives that will shape a career and life trajectory.
The Honors College offers three types of advising: pre-health professions advising is available to any students on campus interested in pursuing a healthcare related field; nationally competitive scholarships advising serves students interested in applying for competitive scholarships, fellowships, and opportunities such as the Fulbright, Rhodes, and Goldwater; and honors advising is available to current honors students wishing to make sure that they will meet their curricular requirements for graduation with honors distinction. Follow the links below to learn more about each one.
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The Pre-Health Professions Advising office, located in the Honors College, provides counseling and resources for students and graduates of UNC Charlotte who are interested in health-related professional graduate schools (medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy, optometry, physician assistant, physical therapy, occupational therapy, podiatry) and related non-nursing fields. Information and guidance on academic requirements, credentials, application procedures, and extracurricular activities is available. Pre-health advising is intended to supplement (not replace) the student's academic planning with their academic advisor. Appointments are available to currently enrolled students (non-visiting) who meet eligibility requirements, alumni, and postbacc/second-degree students who have received an acceptance to the University. Incoming freshmen and transfer students should plan to complete a pre-health orientation at the beginning of fall or spring semester; pre-health orientations are not provided in the summer. For questions or comments, please email PreHealth Advising.
The Honors College endorses several high-achieving students every year for nationally competitive awards and fellowships such as the Truman, Goldwater, and Marshall. We provide advising to all students (not just honors students) who are interested in developing a profile likely to lead to a successful nomination. The earlier you start, the better your chances! We provide this information on awards and fellowships so you can learn as much as possible on your own. Once you have researched the various opportunities, interested students may contact Ms. Karen James, Associate Director for Scholars Advising, for more information. Please see our page on National Scholarships for Advanced Undergraduate & Graduate Study for more information.
The requirements for each honors program vary; therefore, it is best to speak with your program director when developing a plan of academic study. Directors will be able to answer specific questions and help you create connections with professionals in your field. Contact information for program directors can be found on the Honors Programs page.