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Deadlines and Important Dates

Below is a quick summary of deadlines and important information as you work towards completing your honors project. These dates are updated once an academic year.

Timetable for the Honor Thesis/Project Process

In order to remain in good standing in the Honors Program, students must file their Honors proposals by the end of their sixth semester at UMass Dartmouth, or by the end of the semester at which they pass the 90-credit mark, whichever comes first. Exceptions may be made as appropriate at the discretion of the Honors Director.

 

Semester(s) when credit will be earned for thesis/project work

 

Spring 2013 and Fall 2013

Fall 2013 Only

Fall 2013 and Spring 2014

Spring 2014 Only

Step 1: Submit proposal to Honors director.

By 3:00 PM on Friday, December 21, 2012

By 3:00 PM on Wednesday, May 1, 2013

By 3:00 PM on Wednesday, May 1, 2013

By 3:00pm  on Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Step 2: Submit prospectus to the Honors director.

By 3:00 PM on Monday, March 25, 2013

By 3:00 PM on Monday, October 7, 2013

By 3:00 PM on Wednesday, November 13, 2013

By 3:00 PM on Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Step 3: Submit progress report to the Honors director.

By 3:00 PM on Thursday, May 9, 2013

By 3:00 PM on Wednesday, November 13, 2013

By 3:00 PM on Wednesday, February 26, 2014

By 3:00 PM on Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Step 4: Submit draft for evaluation by supervisor and committee.

According to the timetable established by the supervisor

According to the timetable established by the supervisor

According to the timetable established by the supervisor

According to the timetable established by the supervisor

Step 5: Make defense or other public presentation of thesis project.

By 5:00 PM on Tuesday, December 10,  2013

By 5:00 PM on Tuesday, December 10,  2013

No later than Honors Convocation

No later than Honors Convocation

Step 6: Submit final text and signed thesis project approval form to the Honors director.

By 3:00 PM on Tuesday, December 17, 2013

By 3:00 PM on Tuesday, December 17, 2013

By 3:00 PM on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

By 3:00 PM on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

 

III. Requirements for remaining in good standing in the Honors program

In order to remain in good standing in the Honors Program, students must maintain a cumulative UMD GPA of 3.2 or higher, AND meet the following minimum requirements. These are MINIMUM requirements—in practice, most Honors students maintain much higher GPAs and take more than the minimum number of Honors courses.

Honors course credits must be completed with a grade of B or better in order to count toward the minimum requirements. No more than six credits of "Honors contract" coursework may be applied to the minimum requirements listed below.

If you are a student in the college of...Business or Arts &: SciencesNursing, Engineering, or Visual & Performing Arts
Then by the time you have completed...You must complete...
15 total credits (including transfer and AP credits), or one semester at UMD, whichever comes first. At least three Honors credits. At least three Honors credits.
30 total credits, or two semesters at UMD, whichever comes first. At least six Honors credits. At least six Honors credits.
60 total credits, or four semesters at UMD, whichever comes first. At least twelve Honors credits. At least nine Honors credits.
90 total credits, or six semesters at UMD, whichever comes first. At least fifteen Honors credits, including Honors 301, and submission of thesis project proposal. At least twelve Honors credits, including Honors 301, and submission of thesis project proposal.
120 total credits, or eight semesters at UMD, whichever comes first.
All Commonwealth Scholar graduation requirements*. All Commonwealth Scholar graduation requirements*.

*The minimum requirements for graduation as a Commonwealth Scholar are:

  1. 15 credits of Honors coursework with a grade of B or better;
  2. a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher;
  3. completion of Honors 301;
  4. completion and public presentation of an Honors thesis or project for which you earn at least three credits.

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