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Important Dates

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While the Thesis Committees have the responsibility of judging whether the student’s work meets the standards and expectations of the particular major or majors, Newcomb-Tulane College also exercises oversight over the thesis project through a series of required forms:

  • Prospectus: A full statement of the topic for the thesis, with an attached 3-5 page discussion of relevant research in the area, the scope and/or methods, and the importance of the project. It should have first and second reader signatures for approval.
     
  • First Chapter and Progress Report: A draft of a chapter (10-15 pages) or equivalent portion of the thesis. This will vary across disciplines; students should consult with their first reader (thesis director) to determine the appropriate format and length of the submission. It should have first, second, and third reader signatures for approval.
     
  • Second Progress Report: At this point, one third of the thesis should be submitted to the readers, and this form must be signed to signify their approval of the work in progress. It should have first, second, and third reader signatures for approval.
     
  • Oral Examination Form: A document signed by the first, second, and third readers recognizing successful completion of the Oral Defense and indicating any revisions that must be made before final submission of the Honors Thesis. 
     
  • Honors Thesis 

 

REMAINING DEADLINES FOR STUDENTS COMPLETING AN HONORS THESIS IN DECEMBER 2021*

Second Progress Report: Friday, September 3, 2021 Friday, September 17, 2021

Oral Defense: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Honors Thesis submitted: Friday, December 3, 2021 Wednesday, December 15, 2021

 

DEADLINES FOR STUDENTS COMPLETING AN HONORS THESIS IN MAY 2022*

Prospectus: Friday, September 3, 2021 Friday, September 17, 2021

First Chapter and Progress Report: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Second Progress Report: Monday, January 24, 2022

Oral Defense: Friday, April 22, 2022

Honors Thesis submitted: Friday, May 6, 2022

*9/21/21: Deadlines have been adjusted due to the impacts of Hurricane Ida. 

Beyond this schedule, it is the responsibility of the student to keep in touch with readers and present them with work-in-progress in a timely fashion. Students are strongly urged to arrange with their thesis advisor a regular schedule of meetings, submission of work-in-progress, and the expected date for the submission of the near final copy of the thesis. This helps ensure the continued progress of the research and prevents misunderstandings about the scope and direction of the study.  It is recommended that students discuss with all readers the criteria that will be used to evaluate interim papers and the completed thesis.

All due dates are subject to change in the event of adjustments to the Tulane academic calendar.