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Honors College

East Tennessee State University

No later than April 15th, Junior Year University Honors Scholars, Midway Honors Scholars, Honors-in-Discipline and Fine & Performing Arts Honors Scholars must submit a completed Thesis Contract Form to their program Director and/or Coordinator.

The contract form includes a proposed thesis title and the signature of the Thesis Mentor and the Second Reader. The Thesis Mentor and the Second Reader should be full-time faculty members within the major or minor fields of study relevant to the thesis topic.

In addition, the Thesis Mentor and the student must agree on the grading strategy for the thesis hours. In most cases, the Thesis Mentor will award a grade at the end of each semester the scholar is enrolled in XXXX-4018 Honors Thesis. In exceptional cases, with permission of the program Director or Coordinator and the Thesis Mentor a grade of an I (incomplete) after the first semester can be given and then changed as appropriate for both semesters after completion of the thesis.

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