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Work in Progress Form

The Work in Progress form Honors candidates report their work in progress at the time that they electronically register for the second half of their thesis tutorial in the drop/add system in January. Candidates are asked to submit a brief description of their project; the tutor then writes a brief assessment of whether the work thus far seems likely to result in an Honors thesis/project.  The Chair of the department/program then approves the student for continued honors candidacy at the same time that the thesis tutorial is approved in the drop/add system.

What is the purpose?  (1) The candidate and the tutor assess the work accomplished and review the remaining schedule to make sure it is realistic.  (2) The department reviews the status of the planned thesis project and confirms its continued support of the Honors candidate to the Honors Committee.  (3) Some departments begin the process of selecting readers.