Departmental honors are awarded to a senior major who has maintained the required college and department grade averages and who, by the end of the first semester of the senior year, has filed with the department a Declaration of Intention to Qualify for Honors or who has enrolled in
Effective for Class of 2017 and beyond:
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.