With approval from the Honors Committee, a student may arrange to take one existing non-Honors Carroll course for Honors credit. Only students who have completed their first year in the Honors Program may apply.
In collaboration with the faculty teaching the course, the student must articulate how the contracted course will satisfy the Honors Program’s learning outcomes, and how the student will ensure active participation in the Honors learning community.
Alternatively, a student may also arrange to complete for Honors credit: an external research course; an internship; or a period of volunteering work. Any of these activities must be supervised by a Carroll University faculty. The process and expectations are the same as for a Course Contract.
We encourage students to plan for an Honors Contract in ample advance of the semester in which they intend to take the course or conduct the research. Doing so will allow for enough time to seek pre-application advice from the Honors Center, carefully prepare all necessary materials and, if needed, address the Honors Committee’s feedback and resubmit. All questions should be directed to the Honors Center at email@example.com.
IMPORTANT! The Honors Committee will consider Contracts for the Fall Semester only if submitted between March 1st and May 1st. Similarly, Contracts for the Spring Semester will only be considered if submitted between October 1st and December 1st.
Honors Program Contract Guidelines