Honors Advisement Policy

Students in the Honors Program should meet regularly (at least twice a semester) with Honors. Dave Oakeson advises students in their first year in the program and those with fewer than 80 credits. The Director meets with students after their first term in the program and have 80 credits or more. Please schedule meetings well in advance of Priority Registration. For Spring semester, registration typically begins the last week of October and for Fall semester, the first week of April.

Honors advising is Secondary Advising, meaning it supplements the advising students receive from their Primary Advisors in their academic major. All students are encouraged to choose an academic major to explore as soon as they enter the university.  Honors can also help connect students with wellness programs and other resources to ensure student success.

Program Entry Points

The Honors Program at Utah Valley University has two entry points: Lower-Division (students having earned fewer than 40 credits) and Junior-Entry (students having earned 40 credits or more). Each entry point has its own set of course requirements and students admitted to the Program should meet with the Honors Advisor, Dave Oakeson to plan their schedule. The honors course planner is a tool to help you keep track of the Honors requirements.


HONORS COURSE PLANNER                                                   HONORS PROGRAM FAQS    

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Honors Advisor Contact and Additional Information

Dave Oakeson

Dave Oakeson

The Honors Advisor, Dave, advises Honors Students with 80 credits and fewer as well as new incoming students to the program. He can be reached at [email protected].


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Sample Plans

Here we have compiled a few sample Honors graduation plans including Nursing, Biology, Recreation, and Elementary Education


Sample Degree Plans with Honors

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Contract FAQ

Here we have compiled a number of frequently asked questions students often ask about the Honors Program's contract forms.


Contracts FAQ

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