Honors Thesis Timeline

ake Honors Thesis Seminar

1st semester junior year

Select your primary advisor

1st semester junior year

Prepare thesis proposal

1st semester junior year

Choose second advisor

1st semester junior year

Begin library research

Start 1st semester junior year, continue in 2nd semester junior year

Do thesis research or creative work

Start 2nd semester junior year, continue in 1st semester senior year

Write first draft of thesis

1st semester senior year

Register for Independent Study

2nd semester senior year (for most students)

Submit next-to-last draft of thesis to both advisors

By March 1 for May graduates (October 1 for December graduates)

Confer with advisors and prepare final version of thesis

During March for May graduates (October for December graduates)

Obtain advisors' signatures on completed thesis

Late April or early May for May graduates (late November or early December for December grads)

Submit completed and signed thesis to Honors office

Late April or early May for May graduates (Late November or early December for December graduates)