Fall Semester 2022

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Dedicated Honors Advisor

Students in EKU Honors have a dedicated honors advisor who is available to help with all things related to honors coursework. Plan to meet with your honors advisor regularly to ensure you are making progress toward graduating as an Honors Scholar.

Katie Patton is the honors supplemental advisor listed on each honors student’s record and can answer any advising-related questions. Email her at or make an appointment to meet with her in person or via Zoom.

FAQs About Honors Advising

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When should I meet with my honors advisor?

We recommend meeting with an honors advisor during the regular advising period in each semester that you still have honors coursework remaining.

Advising for spring semester classes typically begins in late September, and honors students may typically register in early November.

Advising for fall semester classes typically begins in early March, and honors students may typically register in early April.

Watch your EKU email for specific information about honors advising and honors thesis orientation sessions each semester.

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How do I make an honors advising appointment?

To meet with Katie Patton in person or via Zoom, schedule an appointment online. Log in to the system using your EKU email username and password.

If you do not see an available time listed, please email Katie with 2-3 days and times that would work for an appointment.

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When can I register for classes?

Honors students receive priority registration as a “designated population” at EKU. You can visit the Colonel’s Compass website to find out when designated populations may register each semester. This information will also be emailed to all honors students in the “This Week in Honors” email.

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What honors classes do I need to take?

Regularly meeting with your honors advisor is the best way to make sure you are on track to complete your honors requirements. You will receive an advising worksheet with notes about your progress each time you meet with an advisor. If you have questions, please email Katie Patton.

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What honors classes will be offered next semester?

The course list for each semester is first unveiled at pizza supper and then emailed to all students in “This Week in Honors.” It is also posted to the advising page for each semester.

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How can I request an override?

Overrides are typically not granted for honors courses because we believe very strongly in keeping our courses small, and our classrooms simply don’t hold a large number of students. If you have a compelling reason to request an override, please complete the form linked on this semester’s advising page after reviewing this information.

Please do not request overrides from specific honors professors; all requests must be made through the honors office.

Remember, overrides are to get into a class that is closed. Overload requests are to take more than 18 credit hours per semester. The honors office does not grant overload requests; you must request these from your major advisor/department. Look for a link on your department’s website to request an override/overload.

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Other advising FAQs

Email Katie Patton if you still have a question that is not answered here.

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Looking for Specific Information about Advising This Semester?

Check out the Fall 2022 Advising Information.