Oxford Honors Scholars must complete one of the following tracks in order to remain in good standing. Students will be expected to declare an expected track by the end of the first year.

Track 1: For students who are strongly considering participation in the Oxford Tutorial Program (likely studying at Oxford in their Junior year)

By the end of the freshman year, students must complete:

•Seven hours (minimum) of honors work, including:

◦Honors ENG 125 (fall)

◦Another honors section or increment focused on Oxford-centric training. There will be a list of these provided for preregistration advising; students must select from the approved list, unless they have received written permission from the Director of Oxford Programs.

◦Honors 170 (Honors Reading Group)

•Four periodic workshops

By the end of the sophomore year, students must complete:

•At least three additional hours of  honors work (for ten hours cumulative)

◦An Honors Section, Increment, or Contract (selected after consolation with Director of Oxford Programs).

◦Honors Seminar (This may be taken in the third year or replaced by three Honors Reading Groups (Hon 170).

◦Honors Reading Group (if not taken in spring of freshman year)

•Practice Tutorial (spring)

•One workshop (fall)

By the end of the junior year, students must:

•Study at Oxford

•Attend honors thesis orientation (fall)

•Select a thesis advisor

•Identify a thesis topic and begin research

•File Declaration of Intent to Write Honors Thesis with the Director of the Honors Program*

•Complete the Honors Seminar, if not taken in the second year, or if the requirement is not being met by three Honors Reading Groups

*For students entering prior to fall 2015, failure to complete this step will automatically result in loss of the stipend for the senior year ($1000.00).

By the end of the senior year, students must complete:

•The Honors Seminar, if not completed in the second or third year, or if the requirement is not being met by three Honors Reading Groups.

•A thesis proposal approved by the Honors Program Committee (Deadlines set by the Director of Honors Programs)*

•Presentation of thesis project at Poster Session

•A finished thesis by the deadline set by The Director of the Honors Program (typically one week before graduation).

*For students entering prior to fall 2015, failure to complete this step will automatically result in loss of the spring stipend ($500.00)

Track 2: For students who are strongly considering participation in the Oxford Tutorial Program (likely studying at Oxford in the Senior year)

By the end of the freshman year, students must complete:

Seven hours (minimum) of honors work, including:

◦Honors ENG 125 (fall)

◦Another honors section or increment focused on Oxford-centric training. There will be a list of these provided for preregistration advising; students must select from the approved list, unless they have received written permission from the Director of Oxford Programs.

◦Honors 170 (Honors Reading Group)

•Four periodic workshops

•At least three additional hours of honors work (for ten hours cumulative)

◦An Honors Section, Increment, or Contract (selected after consolation with Director of Oxford Programs).

◦Honors Seminar (This may be taken in the third year or replaced by three Honors Reading Groups (Hon 170).

◦Honors Reading Group (if not taken in spring of freshman year)

•One workshop (fall)

By the end of the junior year, students must:

•Take Practice Tutorial (spring)

•Select thesis advisor

•Identify thesis topic and begin research*

•File Declaration of Intent to Write Honors Thesis with the Director of the Honors Program*

•Complete Honors Seminar, if not completed in the second year, or if the requirement is not being met by three Honors Reading Groups.

*For students entering prior to fall 2015, failure to complete this step will automatically result in loss of the stipend for the senior year ($1000.00).

By the end of the senior year, students must:

•Study at Oxford

•Complete the  Honors Seminar, if not taken during the second or third year, or if the requirement is not being met by three Honors Reading Groups.

•Submit a thesis proposal to the Honors Program Committee (Deadlines set by the Director of Honors Programs)*

•Present thesis project at the Poster Session (spring)

•Submit a completed thesis by deadline set by The Director of the Honors Program (typically one week before graduation).

*For students entering prior to fall 2015, failure to complete this step will automatically result in loss of the spring stipend ($500.00)

Track 3: For students who do not intend to complete some portion of their study at Oxford

By the end of the freshman year, students must complete:

•Seven hours (minimum) of honors work, including:

◦Honors ENG 125 (fall)

◦Another honors section or increment focused on Oxford-centric training. There will be a list of these provided for preregistration advising; students must select from the approved list, unless they have received written permission from the Director of Oxford Programs.

◦Honors 170 (Honors Reading Group)

•Four periodic workshops

By the end of the sophomore year, students must complete:

•At least three additional hours of  honors work (for ten hours cumulative)

◦An Honors Section, Increment, or Contract (selected after consolation with Director of Oxford Programs).

◦Honors Seminar (This may be taken in the third year or replaced by three Honors Reading Groups (Hon 170).

◦Honors Reading Group (if not taken in spring of freshman year)

•One workshop (fall)

By the end of the junior year, students must:

•Attend honors thesis orientation (fall)

•Select a thesis advisor

•Identify a thesis topic and begin research

•File Declaration of Intent to Write Honors Thesis with the Director of the Honors Program*

•Complete the Honors Seminar, if not taken in the second year, or if the requirement is not being met by three Honors Reading Groups

*For students entering prior to fall 2015, failure to complete this step will automatically result in loss of the stipend for the senior year ($1000.00).

By the end of the senior year, students must complete:

•The Honors Seminar, if not completed in the second or third year, or if the requirement is not being met by three Honors Reading Groups.

•A thesis proposal approved by the Honors Program Committee (Deadlines set by the Director of Honors Programs)*

•Presentation of thesis project at Poster Session

•A finished thesis by the deadline set by The Director of the Honors Program (typically one week before graduation).

*For students entering prior to fall 2015, failure to complete this step will automatically result in loss of the spring stipend ($500.00)