HON 4V87: Submission Deadlines

Overview

While not a universal requirement, the following outline will guide nearly all students working on an Honors thesis. Variations to this timeline will be outlined in the syllabus given to the Honors Program senior at the start of the semester.

For students starting their Honors Thesis

Second week of class, Friday: 

Submit any outstanding or updated thesis proposals (pink form, completed and signed) to the Honors Program office. Most students will have completed this at the conclusion of their Readings class, HON 3101, and do not need to do anything at this point.

Ninth week of class, Monday: 

For those enrolled in two HON 4V87 hours: Submit one completed thesis chapter both to faculty director and the Honors Program Office.

Ninth week of class, Friday (Spring term): 

One paragraph abstract due via email to Dr. Beck. Spring term only (varies): 

  • Honors Week: May, August, and December Honors Program graduates present fifteen minute overviews of their Honors thesis projects to the Baylor community.
  • Honors Banquet: On an evening during  Honors Week, students and their thesis advisors are recognized at the Honors Program banquet.
Last day of class:
  • For those enrolled in two HON 4V87 hours: Submit a second completed thesis chapter to both the faculty advisor and the Honors Program office.
  • For those enrolled in one HON 4V87 hours: Submit one completed chapter to both the faculty advisor and the Honors Program office.

For students finishing their Honors Thesis

Fifth week of class, Monday: 
  • For those enrolled in the final three HON 4V87 hours (very rare): second complete chapter due to faculty director and the Honors Program office; or
  • If enrolled in the final two hours of HON 4V87: third complete chapter/section due only to the faculty director.
Ninth week of class, Monday: 

The final chapter/section due only to your faculty director.

Three weeks prior to Honors Week (Spring Term); or Monday, 11th Week of Class (Fall Term): 

Three items due:

  1. One paragraph abstract due via email to Dr. Beck.
  2. Draft of complete thesis project due to faculty director only.
  3. Names of three thesis committee members reported to Dr. Beck
Spring Term Only (varies)
  • Honors Week: May, August, and December Honors Program graduates present fifteen minute overviews of their Honors thesis projects to the Baylor community.
  • Honors Banquet: On an evening during  Honors Week, students and their thesis advisors are recognized at the Honors Program banquet.
Three Weeks Before Last Day of Class, Monday:
  • Last day to distribute complete and polished drafts of the thesis to the examining committee and the Honors Program office.
  • Note: students must allow one week between this distribution and the actual defense.
Two Weeks Before Last Day of Class, Monday:

Last day to defend the thesis project before the examining committee.

Friday before Last Day of Class: 

Priority deadline to submit approved and formatted final copies of the thesis to the HP Office as part of the exit review for HON 4088.

Last day of class:

A thesis submitted after this day will not be accepted under any circumstance.

Honors Program

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