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The forms below should be useful to members of the Honors Program and their academic advisors.  To use a Word form, download it to your computer (right click the link and choose Save As from the menu), and open it using a word processing application.

Honors Program Requirements (Honors Track)
Please print out this form, complete it by referring to your transcript, and bring it with you to your advising appointment with your major advisor. The Honors track applies to the majority of students in the program who began their Honors work as freshmen.
Honors Program Requirements (Honors Track)

Honor Program Requirements (Scholars Track)
Please print out this form, complete it by referring to your transcript, and bring it with you to your advising appointment with your major advisor. The Scholars track typically applies to transfer students who bring 24+ hours of college credit to Shepherd, though students are put on this track is certain other special circumstances.
Honors Program Requirements (Scholars Track)

Student Information Update
Use this form to update your file in the Honors office.
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Contract Courses
This form explains how to set up a course as an Honors Contract course. A contract course allows you to get Honors credit for a non-Honors course by completing extra requirements agreed upon by you and the course instructor.
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Evaluation for Honors Contract Course
This evaluation is to be completed by the instructor at the end of the semester in which the Honors student has enrolled in a contract course. Honors credit will not be awarded until this evaluation is completed and signed by the supervising faculty member.
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Honors Course Proposal
The Honors Program at Shepherd University is designed to provide a varied and stimulating curriculum to students who have demonstrated the ability and willingness to engage in higher intellectual challenges. Honors classes are smaller than regular classes, with more emphasis on non-traditional approaches to learning and more interaction between professor and student. Professors in the Honors Program utilize interdisciplinary team-teaching or seminar approaches in exploring the subject matter. Honors courses encourage critical thinking, in-depth analysis, and a greater level of student involvement. We invite all professors to join in the challenge.
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HNRS 488 – Honors Directed Readings
To register for the Directed Readings class you must fill in this form and return it to the Honors Office. If your major includes a specific directed readings course that counts for 3 or more credits, you may be able to contract this course in place of HNRS 488; please contact Dr. Cantrell for more details about this option. Currently, such majors include Biology, Psychology, and ENVS students taking ENVS 461 for 3 or more credits. All other students should register for HNRS 488.
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HNRS 489 – Honors Capstone Project
To register for the Senior Project class you must fill in this form and return it to the Honors Office. All students will register for this course for 1-3 credits, depending on each student’s particular circumstances.
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Evaluation for Honors Directed Readings and Project
Your faculty mentor should fill in this evaluation twice during the semester, once during midterm week and once during finals week, and forward it to the Honors Director.
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