To qualify for Departmental Honors in English, a senior must complete a capstone paper, project, or thesis of the appropriate length that merits a grade of A or A+. In addition, the student must have a GPA of at least 3.5 in the major and 3.0 overall after no fewer than three semesters at Skidmore. All work submitted for Honors consideration has a second reader.
The faculty member working with the student decides whether to recommend for Honors. When a student is recommended for Honors, a second reader is selected by the Chair, in consultation with the faculty supervisor.