Honors Scholar Graduation Forms

As you work toward graduating as an Honors Scholar, there are steps you will need to complete along the way. These steps help both you and your Honors advisor(s) ensure you complete all Honors requirements by the deadline. (Learn more about the timeline for graduation.)

The three mandatory forms are the Honors Final Plan of Study, the Thesis Plan, and the Thesis Approval form and all are required to document your progress to prevent surprises at the end of your degree. Also be sure to review your Academic Requirements Report in Student Admin.  These Honors forms are important! Failing to submit them by deadline may result in not having your name in a graduation booklet or dismissal from Honors. We want to recognize your hard work so please pay attention to these details.

The Honors Thesis (in hard copy) and signed Thesis Approval form (hard copy) is due on Friday, May 3, 2019 for May graduates.


Honors Final Plan of Study (hard copy) – due December 6, 2019 for May/August 2020 graduating seniors.  Due May 3, 2019 for December 2019 graduates.
Deadline: The last day of the semester before you plan to graduate.

This form is required for every Honors Scholar candidate. It includes all courses taken for your Honors degree. By signing, your Honors advisor is confirming that you have fulfilled all Honors course requirements for your major, including departmental course requirements. If you are graduating with more than one Honors major, you must submit a separate Honors Scholar Final Plan of Study for each of your Honors majors.


Honors Thesis Plan (online) – due February 7, 2020 for May/August 2020 graduates.  Due September 13, 2019 for December 2019 graduates.
Deadline: Three weeks into the semester you will graduate

The Honors Program will use this online form for important information: confirmation you are making sufficient progress on your thesis (in order to write an abstract), your thesis title (for Medals Ceremony booklet), and the contact information for your faculty thesis supervisor and Honors advisor. By approving, your Honors advisor is confirming your thesis topic and thesis supervisor are acceptable to the department. If you are graduating with more than one Honors major, you must submit an Honors Thesis Plan for each of your Honors majors.

Check the Status of your Thesis Plan  Log in with your NetID/password to view the status.


Honors Thesis Approval Form (hard copy) – due May 3, 2019 for May graduates, August 31, 2019 for August graduates, and December 6, 2019 from December Graduates.
Deadline: on the last day of the semester you are graduating along with printed hard copy of thesis in the Honors office, ROWE 419. This form can be digitally signed if opened with Adobe Acrobat.

It is the cover page of your official Honors thesis, submitted when you hand in your thesis. By signing, your Honors and thesis advisors verifying they have read and approved your thesis, and officially recommend you be awarded Honors Scholar designation at graduation (assuming other requirements have been met).

If you are graduating with more than one Honors major, you must submit an Honors Thesis Approval form for each of your Honors majors. (Students who have been approved for special circumstances must follow the instructions for students with more than one Honors major.)


Can I get a thesis extension?

  • Talk with your Thesis Supervisor and Honors Advisor first.
  • Go to thesis extensions.