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Information for Current Students

First-Year Academic Advisors for Goss Scholars are Suzanne Coolbaugh-Walker (Assistant Director), MaKenzie Campbell (Academic Advisor), and Nancy Homan (Academic Advisor). Our offices are located on the 3rd floor of the Potter Engineering Center (POTR 322).  Students can schedule an appointment with Suzanne, MaKenzie or Nancy through BoilerConnect.

Honors Course Options

There are three general types of Honors courses at Purdue:

  • HONR-prefix courses (offered through the Honors College);
  • Courses with an H designation (sections of a course offered by a specific school or college; for example COM 11400-H); and
  • Honors contracted courses.  

To see a list of HONR courses and course sections with an H designation being offered, click here: Honors Courses Offered

Honors Contracts

An Honors contract is an agreement between an instructor and student to convert a standard course to Honors credit.  A course taken with an Honors contract will involve additional or alternative required coursework.  The student and faculty instructor of the course will agree on the Honors syllabus.  Students should expect to produce work of elevated quality and to meet regularly throughout the semester with their faculty instructor.

Engineering Honors students interested in contracting an Honors course in the Spring 2022 must complete the College of Engineering Honors Contract Form and request a Grade Mode Change within Scheduling Assistant before 11:59pm EST on Friday, January 21, 2022. For each course they plan to contract, students will need to attach the standard course syllabus and a revised honors syllabus showing the honors project description along with the modified honors grading scale. These materials will be required to complete the Engineering Honors Contracting Form by the deadline listed above. Students will work with their respective course instructors to get the necessary syllabi in a timely manner. For questions about honors contracting for Engineering Honors courses, please contact your advisor or email Timothy Whalen at

Note: Engineering Honors Contracting does not require paper copies of the Form 23 + Honors Contract Form because our online process replaces those for this purpose, however other colleges may require hard copies of the paperwork. To be sure of the process you need to follow, please contact the respective college’s honors liaison prior to getting started. You can find the contact information for honors liaisons by college on the second page of the Honors Contract Form.