Applications for 2019-2020 are due by 5:00pm EST on March 15, 2019

To apply to the Honors program, you must complete the following:

  • An application form (linked here and below)
  • A thesis proposal
    • Critical and creative theses require different proposals
  • An 8-10 page writing sample demonstrating your proficiency in the genre of the proposed thesis
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which should be from an English Department faculty member.
    • Note: The professor should send their recommendation using this form. This should NOT be submitted by the student. You are responsible for requesting these letters and ensuring they are submitted on time.
  • An unofficial transcript

Please email these five items to by the deadline.


The Honors Committee will evaluate the proposals and post the results before pre-registration is finished. All decisions of the Honors Committee are final.

Interested candidates may contact the Director of Honors & Awards, Kathryn Temple with any questions. Candidates may also review the collection of completed theses, available upon request from English Department Staff in New North 306.