Honors Academic Counseling

As a member of the Honors College, you have access to phenomenal resources, including our Honors Academic Counselors. All Honors students (regardless of hours) are advised by an Honors Counselor who helps with tasks listed in both tables below. Honors students also have a major-specific Academic Advisor for their degree and graduation requirements. Academic Advisors are located in advising centers, and not in the Honors College.

Honors Counselors are available to discuss things like:

  • Requirements to Graduate with Honors
  • Honors Experience Advising
  • Creating an Experience Plan
  • How to apply to an internship
  • How to create a service project
  • How to pick a Study Abroad program

Likely concerns related to major-specific Academic Advisors for major requirements include:

  • Petition for Course substitutions, not related to Honors
  • Semester Plans/Schedules
  • Prerequisite Overrides
  • Adding a Class after start of semester
  • Auditing a Course
  • Independent Study (non-Honors)
  • Time-Conflict Overrides
  • Grade Grievances
  • Credit/No Credit / Challenge Grade Options
  • Changing or Adding a Major
  • Changing or Adding a Minor
  • Applying to Graduate
  • 6 Drop Policy

Counselors are available both by appointment and by walk-in in our Experiential Learning Lab.

Students should meet with an Honors Counselor regularly. Honors Counselors are located in the Experiential Learning Lab, in GSR 1.204, and students can meet with any available Counselor. To set an appointment, students can visit the ELL, visit the front desk in GSR 2.210, or use the virtual front desk.

Below, you can see how Honors Counselors are assigned by academic college and major. You are assigned to a counselor based on your major and the college that major is located in, but you are not limited to seeing just that Counselor! Students can meet with any available Counselor.

Honors Counselors

Alegra Lozano, M.A.

Alegra Lozano, M.A.

Director of Counseling

Megan Balasundaram, M.B.A.

Megan Balasundaram, M.B.A.

Academic Counselor II

Jennifer Riddick, M.A.

Jennifer Riddick, M.A.

Academic Counselor

Honors Counselor meeting with student

Apply to Honors College

Admission to the Honors College is offered to a select number of highly motivated and successful students who wish to take charge of their education and achieve their highest potential at UTSA.