As you work toward graduating with an Honors designation, 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.
Honors Final Plan of Study
For May/August 2023 Graduates - The Honors Final Plan is due December 9, 2022
For December 2023 Graduates - The Honors Final Plan is due April 28, 2023
The Honors Final Plan of Study is required for every Honors Scholar candidate and is due by the last day of classes in the semester before you graduate. This plan includes all courses taken for your Honors degree as well as the Engagement in the Major activity. By approving, 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, your Honors Final Plan must reflect the majors and be approved by the Honors advisor for each major.
STUDENTS: Please review the Student Instructions to edit your Honors Preliminary Plan and submit as your Honors Final Plan.
ADVISORS: Please review the Advisor Instructions to review and approve an advisees Honors Final Plan.
Honors Thesis Plan
Honors Thesis Plan due at the end of the third week of classes of 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 a brief description), 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.
Important Thesis Plan Dashboard – Students and Advisors may log in with your NetID/password to view the status. Only records requiring advisor action will appear to advisors, they will disappear from advisor view once they are approved.
Submitting Your Thesis for Approval
Students are required to submit the final version of their Honors thesis, after all updates have been, in the Quest system for approval from their thesis supervisor and Honors advisor. Approved theses are due by the last day of classes of the student's final semester. For May 2023 graduates, approved theses are due on April 28th.