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The Office of Honors Research is open for in-person services and advising for current and prospective HUT students, although the submission of all program forms and workshops will continue to be virtual. Our amazing peer advisors are available to assist students in ANY HUT stage. Email honorsresearch@ucf.edu to request a virtual advising appointment or complete the Request for Contact form. An Honors Research staff member will respond within 24 hours (during the work week).

Questions? Current and prospective students are invited to fill out the Request for Contact form or email at honorsresearch@ucf.edu to request assistance.

Please submit all forms through email or the HUT Resources Webcourse.

Resources


Electronic Signatures

Electronic signatures are recommended for all HUT forms. One of the recommended platforms is HelloSign. Students may create a free account that will allow an unlimited number of signatures for up to three documents per month/ 30 days.

Click here to review the instructions and important steps to collect and assign the order for signature collection on HelloSign.

HUT Resources WebCourse

Most resources for current students can be found in our WebCourse, including forms, events, thesis templates, program handbook, and more! Current students enrolled in the program who may have trouble accessing the WebCourse, email honorsresearch@ucf.edu for assistance.

Deadlines Calendar

The Honors Research staff have outlined all HUT Program deadlines into one easy-to-read page. All HUT students are required to meet the posted deadlines. Any and all exceptions to these deadlines must be pre-approved by OHR staff.

Click here to access the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 deadlines calendar. (Uploaded 09/28/2021)

Research & Conference Funding

The Burnett Honors College is proud to fund Honors Scholars’ research activities and conference participation through its partnership with the UCF Office of Undergraduate Research. Learn more and apply at Funding Opportunities and Presentation Opportunities.

Student Handbook

Click here to view the Student Handbook, which outlines the expectations and procedures for HUT Scholars.

Liaison List

The HUT Liaison is the point of connection between your thesis major/discipline’s college/department/area campus and the Burnett Honors College. The HUT Liaison may answer questions about department-specific HUT requirements and sign your Registration, Proposal Cover Page, & Thesis Approval Forms. Please identify the HUT Liaison for the Department/College in which your thesis discipline is housed. For example, if you are an English major writing a thesis in Psychology, you would request the signature from the Psychology Liaison.

Click here to access the current HUT Liaison list.

Poster Printing

The Burnett Honors College proudly offers research poster printing at NO COST to Honors students for their first two posters. Click here to learn more.

Thesis Proposal Examples

Examples of substantially researched, properly formatted research proposals and their respective signature pages can be found here for reference.

Research Scholarships


Honors Undergraduate Thesis Scholarship

The Burnett Honors College partners with the academic colleges in sponsoring Honors Undergraduate Thesis scholarships.

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Founders' Day Award

The Founders' Day Honors Convocation, held annually since 1990, serves as an opportunity for the University of Central Florida to recognize outstanding faculty, staff, and student accomplishments during the preceding year.

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Frequently Asked Questions


To Register for Directed Readings I (3 credits): After submitting the eligibility form by the posted deadlines, qualified students receive the Admission Agreement and Registration Form. Once you complete these forms, collect all necessary signatures (via HelloSign, Adobe, or another secure electronic signature platform) , and submit them to the Office of Honors Research, the Coordinator of Honors Research will enroll you* in the requested course before or during the first week of classes.

*Exceptions apply to NUR-3165H students, who are enrolled by their academic department.

To Register for Directed Readings II (1 or 3 credits, optional): Students who need another semester to complete their thesis proposal can take Directed Readings II for 1 or 3 credits. Ensure this fits in with your graduation plan by contacting an academic advisor in your department/college, and work out a feasible timeline to meet your thesis goals with your thesis chair and committee members.

The OHR team will share the Registration Form at least 4 weeks before the due date; it cannot be found on the HUT Webcourse. If you cannot find it in your inbox, reach out to HonorsResearch@ucf.edu via email to request a copy.

To Register for Thesis I: At least 4 weeks before the due date, students will be emailed the Registration Form to prepare and submit along with their thesis proposal and signed cover page. Students who do not complete and submit their thesis proposal will not be permitted to advance to Thesis I.

To Register for Thesis II (1 or 3 credits, optional): Students who need another semester to complete their thesis semester requirements have the option to take Thesis II for 1 or 3 credits. Ensure this fits in with your graduation plan by contacting an academic advisor in your department/college, and work out a feasible timeline to meet your thesis goals with your thesis chair and committee members.

The OHR team will share the Registration Form at least 4 weeks before the due date; it cannot be found on the HUT Webcourse. If you cannot find it in your inbox, reach out to HonorsResearch@ucf.edu via email to request a copy.

 

The student may choose, in consultation with their thesis chair, a pass/fail (S/U) or a letter grade (A, B, C, D, F) scale. Grades of S (Satisfactory), and U (Unsatisfactory) do not impact your GPA. You need a grade of A, B or S to remain in good standing and be allowed to continue in the HUT program.

 

If a student is seeking to have HUT coursework count as electives or fulfill other degree requirements, the student must speak with an academic advisor in their department , School or College. Departments must grant permission for HUT coursework to fulfill other degree requirements.

University Honors Students: Completion of the HUT program will satisfy one upper-division Honors requirement for any major.

 

No, these courses are not held in a traditional classroom setting. We advise students to establish a meeting schedule with their thesis chair and committee before the start of the semester to ensure that communication and expectations are well maintained during the project.

 

Yes, we can request that the course be built to be fully online to allow UCF Online students to enroll in the program.

 

Semesters of enrollment in the HUT program do not need to be sequential. However, if a student does not have contact of any kind (this includes enrollment) with the Office of Honors Research for more than two subsequent semesters (Fall & Spring semesters are counted), the student will be removed as an Active Student from the HUT program.