I tried to schedule an appointment in SAAS but was unable to do so. What should I do?
Contact your designated Honors Counselor to notify him/her of the exact issue and include a screenshot of any error message received to assist him/her in identifying the issue and resolving it.
How do I get involved within University Honors?
Opportunities for involvement will be e-mailed to you via the weekly involvement email sent to your UCR email account.
I did not complete one of my Honors requirements in time. What should I do?
You will receive an e-mail at the end of the quarter providing instructions for how to proceed. Please see Honors Status for more information.
Can I make up a missed requirement in a subsequent quarter?
No, Honors requirements are specific to particular quarters.
I received an email about my status in University Honors, but believe it is incorrect. What should I do?
The e-mail contains instructions for how to make the necessary correction.
What do I do if I am graduating off cycle?
Contact your designated Honors Counselor as soon as you have confirmed with your academic advisor that you will be graduating off cycle, as this will affect your timeline to complete certain Honors requirements.
What should I do if I am not going to be enrolled for a quarter or more?
Contact your designated Honors Counselor so he/she can provide you with options on how to proceed in Honors.
When is the list of Honors courses for the upcoming quarter going to be available?
Generally, Honors courses will be posted on the Current Course Offerings page within a week of the beginning of registration.
- Where can I find UCR course-related deadlines?
Where can I find my priority registration information?
Check the UCR Academic Calendar to view when your enrollment appointment will be available to view on R’web. The date of your priority registration can be found by clicking on student profile, then clicking on “notifications” on the upper-right hand corner.
- I am having Banner issues. What should I do?
Which course questions are appropriate to ask my Honors Counselor vs. my Academic Advisor?
Honors Counselors address most technical, logistical, and scheduling issues related to Honors (HNPG) courses and Honors elective courses (e.g., SOC 001H). Honors Counselors also provide resources and information related to Honors requirements, academic goals, and post-graduation goals. Academic advisors address questions related to breadth requirements, major requirements, and academic policies and procedures.
- The elective I want to take is not available. When will it next be offered?
I want to enroll in an Honors course, but I am getting an error message that says I do not meet the prerequisite. What should I do?
Please contact your designated Honors Counselor.
Will the Religious Studies and World History course I am required to take as an incoming freshman count toward my elective requirement?
No, the Religious Studies and World History courses are requirements for first-year students and will not count toward the eight units of Honors electives.
Are there alternative ways to fulfill the elective requirement aside from the elective courses listed on the Honors website?
There are many ways to fulfill the eight-unit Honors elective requirement. Students may complete any of the options below, in any combination, to satisfy the eight-unit elective requirement. Please contact your Honors Counselor to discuss any of these options.
- Experiential coursework (e.g., UCDC, UCCS, study abroad, etc.)
- Graduate-level coursework
- Honors Contract Course
What steps do I need to take if the required ignition seminar I am enrolled in is cancelled?
Students who are enrolled in a section of HNPG016 or HNPG017 or HNPG018 that is cancelled are encouraged to enroll in one of the remaining sections with open seats. Existing sections may increase enrollment size with the professor's approval.
What is considered a passing grade for a University Honors core course (HNPG) or Honors elective?
A "D-" or better is considered a passing grade.
Can I retake an Honors core course (HNPG) or elective course?
Any student at UCR can repeat any course in which they receive a grade lower than "C-," subject to certain restrictions. If you would like to retake an Honors course (HNPG or elective), please check with your academic advisor and Honors counselor.
I have enrolled in my first unit of HNPG199H, but the course does not appear on my eLearn. Do I need to do anything so the course appears on my eLearn?
Students must enroll themselves in HNPG199H via R'Web. Once you have enrolled yourself in HNPG199H, University Honors will provide access to the course no later than Week 4 of the quarter. If you do not have access by Week 5, please reach out to the instructor of record (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance.
Since I may not have access to the eLearn section for my first unit of HNPG199H until Week 4, is there anything I should be prepared to do for the course at that time?
Once you are added to your first unit of HNPG199H in Week 4, you should be immediately prepared to submit your prospectus and capstone project proposal form that you submitted in HNPG150. As this is an assignment that should have been completed in HNPG150 the previous quarter, you should be able to merely upload what you had already completed. If you turned in an incomplete or inaccurate proposal and/or prospectus in HNPG150, you should be prepared with an updated version for upload. As with all courses, students must familiarize themselves with the requirements and deadlines of the course that are described in the syllabus.
Degree Works shows that I still need three units of HNPG199H to fulfill my fourth-year requirements, although I already completed one unit in fall and one unit in winter. Why is credit for my completed units of HNPG199H not being reflected?
Upon satisfactory completion of a quarter of HNPG199H, you will receive an IP (In Progress) grade, which does not satisfy requirements in DegreeWorks. As a result, the requirement will appear incomplete until you have submitted your capstone project. University Honors is aware of this technical limitation.
When will my IP grades in HNPG199H be updated to reflect completion and an actual grade?
Only after you have submitted your capstone project and it has been approved, will the grades for all previous and current sections of HNPG199H be updated. This will occur at the end of the quarter in which you have submitted your capstone project, and should be reflected in Degree Works approximately 1.5 weeks after finals. If the requirement still appears incomplete in Degree Works after receiving grades for all quarters of HNPG199H, please contact your designated University Honors Counselor. If you have not received a grade or have a grading concern, please contact the instructor of record for HNPG199H.
What courses are eligible for contracting?
Upper-division courses taught by UCR faculty are eligible to be contracted. The following courses are not eligible for contracting: lower-division courses, HNPG courses, "H"-designated courses taught within the past five years, Summer Sessions courses, courses graded Satisfactory/No Credit (S/NC), and 190-level courses.
Who can teach a course that can be contracted?
Only ladder-ranked faculty members (not lecturers, grad students, or post-docs) are able to teach a course that can be contracted.
How are University Honors Contracts graded?
Professors are required to determine whether the student has satisfied the expectations of the contract by the same date grades are regularly due for the course. "Incompletes" are not permissible for University Honors Contracts. No grade is given for the contract itself.
How many University Honors Contracts can I complete?
Students can complete a maximum of two University Honors Contracts in satisfaction of their eight units of University Honors electives.
What happens if expectations of the University Honors Contract are not satisfied?
If a student does not satisfy the expectations of the contract, the student will not receive Honors elective credit for the course. Failure to satisfy the expectations of the contract, should not affect the student's final grade in the course.
If I complete a University Honors contract, will I get a better grade in class?
The work assigned in association with the contract should not be considered in the student's final grade in the course. A student's final grade in the course should reflect the quality and content of the work assigned in the course.
If my capstone project abstract changes after I have already submitted my Capstone Project Proposal Form in HNPG150, how do I notify University Honors?
If your capstone project has changes substantially, you must submit a new Capstone Project Proposal Form and send it directly to Professor Cardullo at email@example.com that is signed by your faculty mentor. A substantially different project is one that is different in scope and/or one that has resulted in a change in faculty mentor. It does not include changes as a consequence of working remotely due to COVID-19. You will be notified by Professor Cardullo if this change has been approved within 72 hours after submission. You do not have to submit a new prospectus.
As an engineering student can I use my senior design project as my capstone project?
Engineering students are not allowed to use their senior design project as their capstone project. Please refer to the Faculty-Mentor (and student) Handbook for more information.
If I need help with my capstone project, who can I contact?
If you have any issues with your capstone project, you may contact a University Honors Counselor, the Administrative Director, the Faculty Director, a faculty fellow, or an Honors Ambassador so the problem can be addressed and a solution can be found.