Grading Senior Honors Thesis

The thesis advisor will assign the thesis writer a P grade at the end of 681, signifying “progress,” if progress has been made on the writer’s Senior Honors Thesis. When a 682 grade is posted, the Registrar’s Office will update the “P” grade from 681 to match the assigned grade from 682. No special action is needed from the student or instructor to initiate this process. It is not possible to earn different grades for the unique thesis course (681 and 682). The project must earn and be granted a single grade.

Occasionally, thesis writers fall off track from satisfactorily completing their work. In these cases, the student should consult with the L&S Honors Program. There are options, such as converting 681 to 699, that we may encourage the thesis writer to consider, rather than receiving a poor grade for an unfinished paper.