Honors Thesis Timeline

The following dates reflect the typical timeline for a student completing an Honors thesis.

Co-op students and December graduates will have timelines different from that of the typical full-time Honors or Scholars student. Note that the majority of the following dates still apply.

Fourth or Fifth Semester

September

Submit Initial Information Document indicating interest in completing an Honors Program diploma.

October

Attend required Junior Honors Diploma Workshop.

December 10

Submit the Thesis Intent Document; the Honors Thesis Mentor must be chosen by this date. This formally acknowledges the student as a thesis writer.

  • Submit by 12/10/13 if you will graduate on or before 12/31/15
  • Submit by 12/10/14 if you will graduate on or before 12/31/16
  • Submit by 12/10/15 if you will graduate on or before 12/31/17
  • Submit by 12/10/16 if you will graduate on or before 12/31/18

Sixth Semester

January

Honors Program checks academic standing (student need take no action).

February

Attend required Junior Thesis Workshop.

Attend required Research Tools and Resources Workshop.

April 1

Submit the Thesis Research Proposal and Fellowship Application.

  • Thesis proposal due 4/1/14 if you will graduate in Spring, Summer or Fall 2015
  • Thesis proposal due 4/1/15 if you will graduate in Spring, Summer or Fall 2016
  • Thesis proposal due 4/1/16 if you will graduate in Spring, Summer or Fall 2017
  • Thesis proposal due 4/1/17 if you will graduate in Spring, Summer or Fall 2018

Grant awards announced in late April.

May 1

Thesis Progress Report I from Honors Thesis Mentor (student need take no action).

July 1

Thesis fellowships disbursed.

Seventh Semester

September

Attend required Senior Thesis Workshop.

November 1

Thesis Progress Report II from Honors Thesis Mentor (student need take no action).

November 15 (December graduates only)

To graduate with an Honors Program diploma submit digital copy all Word documents of the student's thesis to the University Honors Program Office Coordinator.*

*Important Note:  The Honors Program will have three copies of the Honors Thesis Project printed at the UD Copy Center (one each for student, advisor and UHP), plus a copy for any additional advisors.

Eighth Semester

January 31

Complete the Symposium Registration Form to register thesis information for the Honors Students Symposium.

March 1

Thesis Progress Report III from Honors Thesis Mentor (student need take no action).

March

Oral presentation of thesis at the Honors Students Symposium (HSS).

  • You participate in the HSS March 21, 2014 if you will graduate on or before 12/31/14
  • You participate in the HSS March 2015 if you will graduate on or before 12/31/15
  • You participate in the HSS March 2016 if you will graduate on or before 12/31/16
  • You participate in the HSS March 2017 if you will graduate on or before 12/31/17

April

Poster presentation at the Stander Symposium.

April 7

To graduate with an Honors Program diploma submit digital copy all Word documents of the student's thesis to the University Honors Program Office Coordinator.

*Important Note:  The Honors Program will have three copies of the Honors Thesis Project printed at the UD Copy Center (one each for student, advisor and UHP), plus a copy for any additional advisors.

May 1

Final grade form due from the Honors Thesis Mentor (student need take no action).