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Program Flexibility

Individualized Programs
Honors College students may fulfill University requirements in nonstandard ways that allow a program of study to be tailored to a student’s individual interests and abilities. With the approval of an Honors College Academic Specialist/Advisor, students may choose from literally hundreds of course offerings to fulfill their University Integrative Studies substitution requirements. With the approval of their departmental Honors advisors, they may meet the spirit of their college and major requirements using substitute courses not on the standard requirement lists. A substitution may take the form of a course which is more advanced than an introductory one, a course closely related to a required one but not on the standard list, or an Honors or graduate course which covers more than one standard listing.

Enrollment Priority
Continuing Honors College students are allowed to enroll for classes on the first day of each enrollment period, before most other students. This privilege allows Honors College students easy access to most courses, and students must use this opportunity for early access to schedule all of the courses they need or want. The priority is strictly a time advantage and does not allow Honors College students to enroll later in filled sections of courses either during the regular enrollment period or during the schedule adjustment period.

Freedom from Course Restrictions
In most circumstances, Honors College students are not bound by course restrictions such as “juniors” or “majors only.” In addition, an Honors College student may bypass listed prerequisites for a course provided the student has the background necessary to understand the course material.

Graduate Course Enrollment
Honors College students have the opportunity to enroll in graduate-level courses as part of their undergraduate degree program. Completion of a graduate-level course will count as one of the minimum eight Honors experiences required to graduate with Honors College notation (see Honors Experiences – Graduate Courses).

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