The Honors Recognition Deadlines: The deadline to apply for Honors Recognition in May 2016 is March 18, 2016, and students can apply here.
Students who have not applied for Honors recognition by March 18 will have their Honors Indicator removed, and the Honors Block will disappear from DegreeWorks.
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The Honors Block on DegreeWorks is a constant challenge, and while we are
working with the Registrar’s office on a plan to improve it, this will not take
effect for those of you graduating this year. Two things:
- The final line or two (thesis for Presidential Honors, and graduation process for all honors students) gets checked off right at graduation.
If you see courses that are
not appearing in the Honors block, but should be, please contact Vickie Sigley
Honors Portfolios: Although you were told when you entered Honors that an Honors portfolio would be required, that requirement has changed, and the portfolio has been absorbed into the final exit survey. You will need to complete the survey closer to graduation, and the 3-page (1000-word) overall reflection is included in that survey. Importantly, though, the one-page individual reflections on each Honors course are NO LONGER required. Therefore, you will not need to either accumulate a complete portfolio, or recall courses from four years ago for the process. You DO need to complete the overall Honors reflection and the exit survey.
Honors Thesis/Senior Project: We are getting a lot of questions about eligible thesis / senior project options for Presidential Honors Scholars. Make sure to check out the Thesis Guidelines on our Honors website for options. If you do not see an available option that meets the criteria, please contact Dr. Ryan Claycomb immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a consultation.
Dean’s vs. Presidential: Students are able to shift from the Presidential Honors requirements to the Deans Honors requirements—or vice versa—if they believe that one option meets their needs and reflects their achievements better than the other. You can find the distinctions between the two at the Graduation Requirements page on the Honors College website. If you would like to switch from one to the other, please contact Vickie Sigley (email@example.com).
Questions? Contact the Honors office 3-2100 or email us!