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.
The Fall term deadline for submitting this form October 15th. The Spring term deadline for submitting this form is March 1st. Students and instructors will be notified of the approval/disapproval as proposals are received, normally within one week.
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.
Please submit the completed form by October 15th for Fall term or March 1st for Spring term. Good luck on your project!