Writing a Senior Thesis/Essay
THE JELLYBEAN PAPERS -- ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-2016
The 2015-2016 honors thesis deadline is Tuesday, April 12, 2016. All honors candidates are required to submit their thesis or essay through their student portfolio in PDF format for binding. Many individual departments also require you to submit paper copies of your thesis essay for your readers, depending on the department. Please review Department/Program Reader Copy Requirements. Questions regarding reader copies should be directed to your department/program.
Details about the honor thesis process are included in the JellyBean papers. The Jellybean papers (named as such because they used to be printed in a variety of colors) summarize the processes involved in writing and submitting a thesis or essay for Honors consideration. The 2015-2016 version of the Jellybean Papers is currently available online (below) or you can download a paper version here. Printed copies are also located on the Honors bulletin board located in the Registrar's hallway, outside of Room 102, North College.
Questions about the Honors Program can be directed to Susan Krajewski, x2738 -- North College 102.
Important dates to keep in mind for Academic Year 2015-2016:
|September 7, 2015:||Olin thesis carrel applications available in student portfolios|
|September 18, 2015:||Final day of Drop/Add & registration for Fall thesis/essay tutorial. Register online for first half of your thesis tutorial (409).|
|September 18, 2015||Late petition and application deadline for General Scholarship candidates who did not meet the April 30, 2015 deadline. Petition and full application due by 4pm.|
|September 18, 2015:||Thesis carrel applications due online by 4 pm|
|September 25, 2015:||Carrel Lottery results posted on the Library Office door (Olin Rm. 302B). You must pick up your carrel key by Thursday, October 1st at 3 pm or the key will be reissued to the next person on the waitlist.|
|February 3, 2016:||Final day of Drop/Add & registration for Spring thesis/essay tutorial and Work in Progress through Drop/Add System. Register online for second half of thesis tutorial (410).|
|April 12, 2016:||Deadline to register senior thesis/essay in Student Portfolio, 4 pm. Students pursuing honors are required to submit their honors thesis/essay electronically as a PDF file prior to the 4 pm deadline|
|April 26, 2016:||
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