Honors College Advising is an important benefit of membership in The Honors College. Honors students are encouraged to meet with their honors advisor regularly so that we may get to know you and help you achieve your goals. The advising staff is available to assist you with academic, personal and professional questions. Advising through the Honors College does not replace advising through your academic department. Your honors advisor will keep you abreast of the opportunities and benefits of membership in the Honors College in addition to encouraging your individual academic interests. We are here to help and look forward to working with you!

Any honors student may see an honors advisor to discuss such things as career goals, changing a major, honors courses, etc. However, honors advisors do not serve as the primary adviser for students with declared majors and cannot substitute for a student’s assigned academic advisor. A student’s assigned academic advisor will be able to provide the most comprehensive information on requirements in the student’s degree program.


Scheduling an Appointment

All advising appointments will be conducted via Zoom or over the phone. Students may schedule a remote appointment through MU Connect or by calling 573-882-3893. If your call is not answered, please leave a message and a staff member will return your phone call as soon as possible.

Walk-In Advising

Advising is NOT available on a walk-in basis during Fall 2020.

Early Registration Advising

Students will receive an email via our weekly newsletter regarding remote advising for Early Registration.


S/U Grades — Spring 2020

Students who were enrolled in Spring 2020, unless you have graduated, still have the opportunity to choose between traditional grades or the S/U option.

As of 01 July 2020, however, any student wishing to make a change for any Gn_Hon course can only do so with the formal permission of the Director of the College. You can arrange to have your situation reviewed by an Advisor who will then take the matter to the Director. All H or non-honors courses will be handled by your AU Dean’s office.

As an Honors College student, if I choose S/U grading how will it impact my Honors eligibility?

  • If you are considering whether or not to select the S/U grading you are strongly urged to consult with your major advisor in your Academic Unit before doing so, as well as an Honors advisor, in order to understand the full ramifications of such a decision on your progress towards a degree, qualification for scholarships, and etc. There are many factors to be aware of before choosing the S/U option.
  • The Honors College will accept an S grade from a completed Spring 2020 course towards fulfilling Honors College requirements (enrollment, progress toward Certificate, non-GPA scholarship criteria). Your GPA for Honors-eligibility will be calculated based upon the existing letter grades on your transcript, from all semesters prior and from any graded courses in Spring 2020.
  • No Honors College-related academic actions (dismissal, revocation of scholarships) will be applied until Fall 2020. At that time, if an academic action is taken and you feel that Spring 2020 has had an adverse impact on your status, you can use our appeals process.
  • You should check with your department regarding departmental honors requirements, as these are set by the individual departments.
  • Please refer to the University-wide FAQ and direct all subsequent questions to one of your advisors.