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Tulane Honors Program

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Registering for Classes - Honors Option

Honors Option

Because of the unique circumstances of the upcoming semester there are very few courses being offered as Honors only. (Course offerings will be posted by the end of this week.) This does not however mean that there are no Honors courses available to you! I encourage you to consider making one of your usual courses, particularly those in your major/field of interest. Below is the description of what H-Option is and as always please feel free to ask any questions via the comment function. This is a great way for you to customize your own Honors curriculum so please consider taking a course with an Honors option.

Honors students may also enhance their regular course offerings by requesting to add an “Honors Option” to a course they are currently taking. With the instructor’s approval the student will then engage in additional work that merits Honors credit that will also appear on their transcript.

If you would like to take a course as Honors Option there is a form that you can pick up in our office that must be filled out and submitted to the Honors Program. The course work will then be approved by the Director.


  • What do Freshmen Honors Students need to do to maintain that status? As freshmen, it hardly seems fair to ask the students to take on additional/outside work during their first Tulane semester.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:21 PM  

  • First let me remind everyone that we do not require anyone to take an Honors course every semester. We DO recommend it, but we do not require it. All you must do to retain your status is to achieve a 3.45 or higher while at Tulane (the fall semester will not count against you!).

    On the other hand, I would suggest that I do not think that it is too much for our Honors students to take an Honors course in their first semester. I certainly would not recommend that a freshman take more than one or two and, as I said, it is not a requirement, but Honors students are usually up to the task.

    Finally, let me clarify that usually we only allow Honors Option for courses that are 300-level and above. We can make exceptions, but it is usually only the upper level courses that are taken with an H Option.

    By Blogger Cb, at 5:14 AM  

  • I am planning on taking a new research course...Bruff Studies...monitoring the behavior and tendencies of students in the dining hall. Could I make this an honors option?

    By Blogger kory philip northrop, at 11:22 AM  

  • That depends, while you be including the rare yet consistent faculty diner as well? ;-)

    By Blogger Cb, at 11:43 AM  

  • Will classes this semester, being counted as pass/fail, still count towards our majors?

    By Blogger Jaya, at 8:01 PM  

  • Assuming you mean this FALL semester (hence your reference to pass/fail) YES the classes will still count towards your degree/major requirements.

    By Blogger Cb, at 10:23 AM  

  • When is the deadline for picking up the H option forms? And just to clarify, the exception is being made to allow classes below the 300 level to be made honors right?

    By Anonymous Lindsay, at 6:11 PM  

  • The deadline for H-Option forms is the same as the Add/Drop for classes. And yes, you may add an H-Opt (faculty willing) to ANY level course this year.

    By Blogger Cb, at 6:32 PM  

  • "This year" means Fall 2006, right?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:27 PM  

  • We have, in fact, now made Honors Option available to ANY level course. (Regardless of year!)

    By Blogger Cb, at 2:41 PM  

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