Preliminary Plan of Study

IMPORTANT: NEW ONLINE HONORS PLAN!

  • Prior to completing the form, do the following to make the process go more smoothly:
    • Connect with your Honors advisor to discuss the Honors Scholar requirements:
      • How will you ultimately meet the Honors Scholar course and credit requirements?
      • What will you do to meet the “engagement in the major field” Honors requirement?
    • Optional Worksheet: If you are completing both the Honors Scholar (HS) and University Honors Laureate (UHL) designations, you may use the HS & UHL worksheet to help prepare for the online form. The worksheet is not required and will not be submitted, but you can use it to outline how you plan to complete the University Honors Laureate credit and distribution requirements.
    • Approval: Your Honors advisor will be responsible for approving your HS plan on behalf of your major department. If you are completing both HS & UHL, you will need to complete both sections of the online before you submit, but your advisor will not need to specifically approve the UHL section.
    • Final Approval: The Honors Program will complete the final review of Honors plans for HS & UHL for official approval.
  • DUE: Class of 2022* deadline extended to January 22, 2021
  • DUE: Honors advisors approval of online Honors plans of study,  the deadline has been extended to January 29, 2021.

*Class of 2022: Students intending to graduate in December 2021, May 2022 or August 2022.

NEW ONLINE FORM: Honors Preliminary Plan of Study: Your Roadmap to Honors Graduation

The Honors Preliminary Plan of Study in QUEST is required of all juniors interested in applying to join or continuing in the Honors Program and the departmental approval of the Honors advisor in your major is required prior to submission. This is both a planning tool and an approval process. The form is intended to identify a pathway for how students will meet the requirements for graduation with one or more Honors designations. The plan includes coursework, “engagement in the major field” and other specific departmental requirements, co-curricular requirements, and the Honors thesis/project.

Which Set of Requirements am I Following?

Your requirements are based on the year you entered UConn and when you plan to graduate.

First determine if you will follow “old” or “new” Honors requirements by referring to the chart located below.

Honors graduation requirements flow chart

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Important Current Honors Juniors – Class of 2022* Deadlines:

November 4, 2020 – Student Submission Deadline
November 13, 2020 – Honors Advisor Departmental Approval Deadline

If needed, please email honors@uconn.edu to change your graduation date or request an extension, and avoid being dismissed.

*Current Honors juniors, who are listed with intended dates of graduation of December 2021, May 2022 or August 2022 must do one of the following by November 4, 2020.  If you are part of the graduating class listed above and you do not complete one of the following three options, you will be removed from the Honors Program.

  1. NEW online form. Prior to completing this form, please communicate with your Honors advisor about which courses should be listed on this plan and how you will meet the engagement in the major field requirement.
    1. Follow the questions to indicate how you will meet the (NEW) Honors Scholar (HS) requirements (thesis/project, credits, and engagement in the major field). Students electing to earn both awards will also complete information about the University Honors Laureate (UHL) award.
    2. Submit the form so that your Honors advisor will have access to review (HS & UHL) and approve the Honors Scholar portion on behalf of your major department, or send it back to you for revisions.
  2. Notify the Honors Program of a later date for your intended graduation. You will be required to complete the Honors Preliminary Plan of Study at a later time.
  3. Request an extension for the Honors Preliminary Plan of Study for a reason listed below by emailing honors@uconn.edu.
    1. Undeclared Majors: If your major is listed as ACES (Exploratory, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Social Work, or Pre-Teaching), Pre-Communications Sciences, Pre-Individualized, Pre-Journalism, Pre-Music Education, or Undecided (Business or Engineering) in the Student Administration system in the fall of the junior year or you are in the process of changing your major, then you must email honors@uconn.edu, by the form’s deadline, to explain your circumstances and request an extension.
    2. Changes in Graduation Date: If you are planning to change your graduation date, you must notify the Honors Program prior to the deadline of this form. Your deadline will be adjusted according to your new intended date of graduation.

Revisions: After submission, course changes to this plan must be approved by the Honors advisor, but do not need to be submitted to the Honors Program until the submission of the Honors Final Plan of Study.

Multiple Majors: Students who plan to complete Honors requirements in more than one major will need to submit plan information and obtain departmental approval for each Honors major.

Timeline for Honors Program Junior Applicants and Current Honors Students

  • Honors Program Junior Applicants: You must submit the Honors Preliminary Plan of Study as part of your application and it must be approved by the departmental Honors advisor by the application deadline.
  • Current Honors Students: It is recommended that you discuss your Honors plan with your Honors advisor during the spring as you register for the fall semester of your junior year. You must submit the (soon to be released new online form) by the final deadline in early-November of your junior year (three or four semesters prior to graduation) and have the plan approved by your Honors advisor to be eligible to continue in the Honors Program for your junior and senior years.
  • Changes to Honors Major: If you change your intended Honors major after the submission of this form, a new Honors Preliminary Plan of Study must be submitted for your new Honors major within two weeks of the change.

Approval Process

Departmental Consent: To be eligible to continue in the Honors Program, you must obtain departmental consent by submitting an approved Honors Preliminary Plan of Study that is approved by your Honors advisor(s) in your Honors major(s). Honors advisors and department heads may review Honors enrollment for their majors upon request.

Important: Removal from the Honors Program

If you do not submit an approved preliminary plan of study form by the deadline for your intended graduation date, you will be removed from the Honors Program unless you have been approved for an extension.