Honors Option Application Form
Please consult with your course instructor before filling out this form. Normally no more than ONE Honors Option may count toward the total credit requirement to graduate with All-College Honors. Upon submission, your application will be forwarded to your advisor for approval.
Deadlines for Honors Option proposals and project for Fall 2020
Block A classes:
Proposal must be submitted by Thursday Sept 3
Project must be submitted to your instructor no later than October 22
Block B classes
Proposal must be submitted by Thursday Oct 1
Project must be submitted to your instructor no later than November 19
Block C classes
Proposal must be submitted by Thursday October 29
Project must be submitted to your instructor no later than December 18
Block D classes
Proposal must be submitted by Wednesday November 25
Project must be submitted to your instructor no later than January 8 (yes, after the end of the semester but with time equivalent to the earlier blocks).
Please read the following guidelines before filling out this application.
For courses in the Humanities and Social Sciences there should be written work in addition to the written work assigned for the course. The form of this writing will depend on the course, but it should be based on significant secondary reading beyond the reading assigned for the course.
For courses in the Sciences the Honors Option proposal should include a significant laboratory or research inquiry which is beyond the normal scope of the course. In most cases the results of the inquiry should be written in appropriate science reporting format.
For courses in the Fine Arts the Honors Option proposal should include either written work as above, or a substantial piece of artistic expression that goes beyond the normal requirements of the course.
The Honors Program will provide the instructor with a form for final evaluation at the end of the term. Following the guidelines for Honors Option projects, teachers are reminded that the student's grade for the course is based on regularly required course work, regardless of the quality of the Honors Option project. If the project does not merit Honors Option credit, the instructor may deny Honors Option credit, or withhold it until a satisfactory revision is completed. This does not affect or delay the grade for the course.