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Thesis Timeline and Forms

Who to Contact Regarding Senior Honors Thesis: Your Honors College Senior Honors Thesis liaison is Dr. Rikki Bettinger in the Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards.

Timeline for Thesis Program: 

These guidelines will help you plan your thesis project from start to finish.

Required Forms for Students Entering the Thesis Program


Verification of Eligibility Form


  • Access VOE form here.

  • Due the last day of the fall or spring semester immediately prior to the semester you begin your thesis project.

  • Must be signed by your Director of Undergraduate Studies. Contact your academic advisor to identify this person for your academic major.

  • For English majors only: Submit to your academic advisor in the English Department.

  • For Architecture students only: Submit to the College of Architecture's Student Services office.

Prospectus Approval Form and Thesis Checklist

  • The Prospectus Approval Form (access here) should be signed by your thesis advisor and second reader by the first day of the semester in which thesis coursework sequence begins. 
  • The Thesis Checklist (access here) should be submitted alongside your Prospectus Approval Form.

Senior Honors Thesis Timelines