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The Honors Credit Contract & Designation Forms
Deadlines for Signatures – Fall 2014

Credit Contract, Section A; Honors Designation Form: September 8, 2014

Credit Contract, Section B: December 3, 2014

No forms will be accepted after these dates.

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The forms are withdrawn after the deadline.

Honors Credit Contract Instructions

The Honors Credit Designation Form is intended for use with very specific courses: Independent Study, Conference Courses, non-Honors Study Abroad programs, Graduate courses, Honors College Undergraduate Research Fellowships (URFs), and the Engineering Senior Design course. All other courses use the Credit Contract form. If you have questions about which form to use, speak with an Honors Advisor.

Instructions for Credit Contract Form

Section A: Students must return the completed Section A of the contract to the Honors College for stamping and filing by Census Day (see date above). No contracts will be accepted after this date. Students may make a copy of the contract for their own records; however, only the stamped copy of the contract is valid.

Section B: Students must retrieve their contract, complete Section B, and return the contract to the Honors College on or before the last day of regular classes (see date above). No contracts will be accepted after the deadline.

Instructors: only course instructors who are full-time, tenured/tenure-track faculty members (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professors) or full-time lecturers may supervise Honors coursework. Graduate teaching assistants, part-time instructors and adjunct faculty members are not eligible to supervise Honors coursework.

Special Note: Honors students are not permitted to contract the following courses: Developmental and elementary/skills courses (e.g., ENGL 0301 and ENGL 1000-level courses, CSE 1301, 1310, etc.), foreign language courses 1441, 1442, 2313, 2314 and 2315, exercise courses, online, and Intersession courses. Contact an advisor if you have a question about a particular course not listed above.

Instructions for Honors Designation Form

The Honors Designation Form is intended for use with very specific courses: Independent Study, Conference Courses, non-Honors Study Abroad programs, Graduate courses, Honors College Undergraduate Research Fellowships (URFs), and the Engineering Senior Design course. All other courses use the Credit Contract form. Fill out the form and return it to the Honors College by Census Day (see date above). No forms will be accepted after this date.

Instructors: only course instructors who are full-time, tenured/tenure-track faculty members (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professors) or full-time lecturers may supervise Honors coursework. Graduate teaching assistants, part-time instructors and adjunct faculty members are not eligible to supervise Honors coursework.

Course Guidelines

The Honors College cannot determine what constitutes suitable contract work for Honors credit–this is the responsibility of the course instructor; however, all proposed contracts are reviewed by the Dean of the Honors College to ensure academic rigor and appropriateness for Honors credit.

The student must complete regular course requirements with a grade of "A" or "B". Honors credit will not be granted for courses graded Pass/Fail.

A faculty member is under no obligation to accept an Honors student's request for Honors credit via contract work. Additionally, a faculty member who feels that the student's completed work is not sufficient for Honors credit is under no obligation to give final approval for Honors credit.

If the student chooses to withdraw from an Honors contract, it will not affect the student's grade; however, he or she must inform the instructor and an Honors College advisor. Students should be aware that withdrawing from Honors contracts can negatively impact their standing in the Honors College by slowing their progression through the program. Students who are not consistently earning Honors hours each academic year could be dismissed for lack of progress.

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