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The Honors College provides specialized academic advising to current and prospective JMU Honors students. Our advising team provides assistance with the following:

  • Developing an Honors curricular pathway that is unique to each student's academic goals
  • Explaining requirements for Honors, General Education, and degree programs
  • Academic planning and decision-making
  • Referrals to campus resources

Honors advising does not replace the advising that students receive from their other advisor(s). Rather, our advising team serves as the primary contact for all Honors-related questions and as an additional resource for other academic and university matters.

Prospective students are welcome and encouraged to meet with an advisor to discuss admission procedures and the Honors curriculum.

Walk in advising

Hillcrest House 103

  • Monday 10:30-5:00
  • Tuesday: 12:30-1:30, 3:30-5:00
  • Wednesday 10:30-3:30
  • Thursday 12:30-1:30, 3:30-5:00
  • Friday 11:30-3:00

Shenandoah Hall (ground floor, A side)

  • Tuesday 3:30-5:30

Advising appointments

Schedule an appointment with the Honors College Academic Advisor through AdviseStream.

Keep Track of Honors Requirements

The Academic Requirements report in MyMadison pulls data from your student record and is generally accurate and up to date.

1. Log into MyMadison.
2. Go to the Student tab.
3. Select the Student Center link.
4. Select the other academic... dropdown.
5. Select Academic Requirements and then click the double arrows.
6. Scroll down to the Honors Interdisciplinary Studies Minor section, usually towards the bottom of the page.

AdviseStream

The Honors College encourages all students to explore the innovative processes, tools, and content in AdviseStream.

  • Search for and schedule advising appointments through the AdviseStream calendar
  • Message the Honors College advisor
  • View your course history and grades
  • Search and apply for special opportunities offered through the Honors College

Here's how to get started:

  1. Go to jmu.advisestream.com and click login with your JMU e-ID. You will be redirected to JMU's single sign on page.
  2. Enter your JMU e-ID. You will automatically be taken to the AdviseStream home page.
  3. For technical support, use the “Support” button from any AdviseStream webpage.
Honors College Advising Team
Honors Academic Advisor

Jared Diener

Jared Diener, M.St.
Academic Advisor
dienerjl@jmu.edu
(540) 568-6503
Hillcrest 103
Accepts appointments. Walk-in advising as available.

Jared Diener provides academic advising services for current and prospective Honors students at JMU. He works closely with current students to develop an Honors curriculum that fits each student's academic and career goals and serves as the primary contact for all Honors-related questions and concerns and as an additional resource for other academic and university matters. Additional areas of responsibility include Honors admissions, social media and web programming, and coordinating the Summer Honors Institute. Prior to joining the Honors College in January 2013, he served for five years as Program Coordinator for the Department of Religious Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. He holds a M.St. in Modern History from Oxford University and an undergraduate degree in History from The University of Texas at Austin.

Madison Advising Peer

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Hannah Schroyer
Honors Advising Peer
Hillcrest 105
Walk-in advising only.
Office Hours:
Monday 10:30-3:30
Wednesday 10:30-3:30

Hannah Schroyer is a junior Communication Sciences and Disorders major with minors in Spanish, Special Education, and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. She is a member of the following clubs on campus: Bare Naked Ladies, Boarderline, Sign Language Club, and NSSLHA. This is her first year as a Madison Advising Peer and her second year working at the JMU Honors College.

Madison Advising Peer

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Katherine Topf
Honors Advising Peer
Hillcrest 105
Walk-in advising only.
Office Hours:
Monday 3:30-5:00
Tuesday 12:30-1:30, 3:30-5:00
Thursday 12:30-1:30, 3:30-5:00
Friday 11:30-3:00

Kat is a senior Health Sciences major with minors in Medical Humanities and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies here at JMU. This is her third year as a Madison Advising Peer, but first with the Honors College. On campus, she is involved in Kappa Kappa Psi, the Marching Royal Dukes, and the JMU Pep Band. Her current research projects include follow up work on the Mumps outbreak in spring of 2018 and her capstone project entitled “Increasing Awareness and Completion of Advance Care Directives Among College Aged Students.” 

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