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Honors Contract Information Session
Here is a recording of our Honors Contract Information Session that reviews the honors contract process. View Recording.
Honors Contracts allow students to make individualized arrangements with instructors in order to earn Honors credit in non-honors courses. Contracts are intended to provide students with a more engaging experience that allows them to work closely with the instructor and explore course material in a personally meaningful way. The development of an Honors Contract should be a collaborative effort between the student and instructor, but all contract proposals must be submitted to the Honors College for review and approval. Restrictions on the types of courses that can be contracted, instructors who are eligible to supervise Honors Contracts, and the total number of units that can be completed via Honors Contract may impact your ability to contract a particular course. Refer to our detailed Honors Contract Policies and review the information below before approaching an instructor about contract options.
Can a PhD/Graduate student supervise my Honors contract?
Yes! The Honors College no longer requires PhDs, GAs, or TAs to seek approval from the Honors College to supervise contracts.
Since honors credit for honors contracts is awarded when entering final grades, PhDs/GAs/TAs who will not be entering final grades will need to communicate which students will be earning honors units to whomever is entering final grades.
Contract Due Dates
Honors Contract due dates are dependent on the length of the class. All information, including your professor’s approval, is due by the appropriate submission deadline. Since all information is due by the submission deadline it is advised that students do not wait to start on their Honors Contract until the last minute.
Honors Contract Submission Deadlines for Spring 2021:
|Full Semester||Wednesday, February 3rd|
|Seven Week – First||Wednesday, January 27th|
|Seven Week – Second||Thursday, March 25th|
Have questions about Honor Contracts? Email the Honors College at: HNRS-ContractHelp@email.arizona.edu.
Honors Contract Proposal Instructions
Instructions on how to create an Honors Contract.
Honors Contract Policies
Review the Honors Contract Policies before creating your Honors Contract.
Guidelines for the Substance of the Honors Contract
What should the content of your Honors Contract look like?
FAQs about the Honors Contracts
Get answers to the questions asked most about Honors Contracts.