How To Apply
To apply to the Honors program, you must submit the following:
- An application form
- A thesis proposal—critical versus creative writing thesis proposals have different submission requirements. Click the links below for more information.
- An 8–10 page writing sample (separate from the aforementioned proposal) demonstrating your proficiency in the genre of the proposed thesis
- Two letters of recommendation, one of which should be from a Department of English 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 fill out and attach these materials via the Google Form hyperlinked here. Any questions about the application process should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline to apply for the 2023-2024 English Honors Cohort is 5PM on March 17, 2023.
Late applications will not be considered.
The Honors Committee will evaluate the proposals and post the results before the registration period. All decisions of the Honors Committee are final.
Interested candidates may contact the Director of Honors, Lori Merish, with any questions.
Follow these links to view sample Honors Thesis Proposals of various types:
Queering the Novel: Spatiality and Temporality in E. M. Forster
Monumental and Counter-Monumental Memorializations of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Cultural Contact in Kipling’s Stories of India
Exquisite Corpse: The Surrealist Game
A Tibetan-American Family: A Literary Novel