Contracting for Honors Course Credit
General Contracting Information
All Honors College students are encouraged to complete an Honors contract towards fulfillment of their Honors College requirements. Contracting allows an Honors student to earn Honors credit for a non-Honors course by engaging in an Honors enrichment project beyond what is required in the course. Honors contract projects need not be graded, though students must earn a B- in the contracted class to earn Honors credit for the non-Honors course.
The Contracting Process
Step 1: Students initiate the contract conversation with the faculty in the non-Honors course, and, in collaboration with faculty, identify the enrichment activity that will fulfill the Honors contract. Students then fill out the Honors contract.
Step 2: Students must obtain Dean approval by the 12th class day of a semester to obtain Honors credit through the contracting process.
What counts as an Honors project? Faculty are the arbiters of what enrichment activities within their fields best represents an experience that can augment regular class activities for Honors students. Students are welcome to share ideas about enrichment activities with the contracting faculty member.
What credit is earned? Students earn the same credit hours towards their Honors requirements through an Honors contract as they would if the class was an Honors course. (Ex: a 3-SCH course earns 3 SCH towards the 24 SCH Honors College requirement.
How many contracts can a student do? A maximum of 6 SCH can be earned through Honors contracts, unless permission is obtained from the Dean.
Can I study abroad and complete an Honors contract? Typically. Each case is different. If you are studying abroad and fulfilling an Honors contract, please talk to your Honors College advisor.
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