Thesis Timeline

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 student. If you fall into one of these categories, please schedule a meeting with the Associate Director of Research to discuss a personalized timeline. 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.

September 30

Complete required Junior Honors Diploma Workshop podcast by September 30.

November 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 11/10/18 if you will graduate on or before 12/31/20
  • Submit by 11/10/19 if you will graduate on or before 12/31/21
  • Submit by 11/10/20 if you will graduate on or before 12/31/22
  • Submit by 11/10/21 if you will graduate on or before 12/31/23

Sixth Semester

January

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

Attend required Junior Thesis Workshop.

February

Attend required Research Tools and Resources Workshop by February 28.

Complete Ethics training by February 28.

March 15

Submit the Thesis Research Proposal and Fellowship Application.

  • Thesis proposal due 3/15/19 if you will graduate in Spring, Summer or Fall 2020
  • Thesis proposal due 3/15/20 if you will graduate in Spring, Summer or Fall 2021
  • Thesis proposal due 3/15/21 if you will graduate in Spring, Summer or Fall 2022
  • Thesis proposal due 3/15/22 if you will graduate in Spring, Summer or Fall 2023

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

October

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 a digital copy of all Word documents of the student's thesis to the University Honors Program Office Coordinator.*

*Important Note:  A printed version, one each for student and advisor(s), may be ordered and paid for by the University Honors Program if the approved manuscript is submitted by the due date.

Eighth Semester

January 15

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 2019 if you will graduate on or before 12/31/19
  • You participate in the HSS March 2020 if you will graduate on or before 12/31/20
  • You participate in the HSS March 2021 if you will graduate on or before 12/31/21
  • You participate in the HSS March 2022 if you will graduate on or before 12/31/22

April

Poster or oral presentation at the Stander Symposium.

April

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.

April 7

Thesis Manuscripts for Printing Due:  A printed version, one each for student and advisor(s), may be ordered and paid for by the University Honors Program if the approved manuscript is submitted by the due date.

April 20

Thesis manuscripts are due if no printed copies are requested.

May 1

Honors thesis mentor submits change-of-grade forms for six hours of thesis credit (student need take no action).

CONTACT

Honors Program

Alumni Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0331
937.229.4615
Email