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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 and career goals
  • Explaining requirements for Honors, General Education, and degree programs
  • Academic planning and decision-making
  • Referring students 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 the advisor to discuss admission procedures and the Honors curriculum.

Advising Office Hours
Walk in advising

Peer advisor office hours
Hillcrest House advising suite
Monday 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Shenandoah Hall office hours
A wing, ground floor
Friday 12:00 - 3:00 PM


Advising appointments

Schedule an appointment with the Honors College Academic Advisor. Appointments cannot be made online fewer than 24 hours in advance. 

Appointments are not accepted during the peer advisor office hours listed above. If you require advising during one of those times, please visit the advising peers.

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.

Honors College Advising Team
Honors Academic Advisor

Jared Diener, M.St.

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

Susan Schott

Susan Schott
Honors Advising Peer
schottsm@dukes.jmu.edu
Hillcrest 105
Walk-in advising only.
Office Hours:
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Susan is a senior Communication Studies major, Track II Honors, with a Human Resource Development minor. She has been a Madison Advising Peer since Fall 2015 and started working in the Honors College in Fall 2016. Susan is available to work with Honors students on figuring out Honors requirements, mapping out an academic plan, questions regarding major/minor or degree requirements, and any other advising questions students might have. Originally from Charlotte, NC, Susan has been involved in a number of activities and organizations. In summer 2016 she participated in the Honors Seminar Abroad in Malta served as a student counselor at the Summer Honors Institute. In Fall 2016 she served as a Teaching Assistant for HON 100. She is also involved in Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority and SafeRides. Susan enjoys hiking, adventuring, and outdoorsy activities, traveling, baking (and eating baked goods), and playing softball.

Madison Advising Peer

Sarah Scribano
Honors Advising Peer
scribase@dukes.jmu.edu
Hillcrest 105
Walk-in advising only.
Office Hours:
Monday 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Sarah is a senior Communication Sciences and Disorders major with a minor in Exceptional Education non-teaching. She is currently working on her honors capstone project studying past-tense verb usage in English learners. Sarah is also applying to graduate schools and plans to become a speech-language pathologist. She enjoys running, reading, playing the piano, coffee, and spending time with friends. She is involved in Intervarsity as a small group leader, volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters, serves as the vice president for NSSLHA, and also works as a personal care attendant and a student athlete tutor.

Madison Advising Peers

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