Forms for Students

The following list includes forms (and supplementary materials) needed by students to make specific requests of the Honors College. Please direct any questions regarding their use to

  • Honors Option (H-Option) Contract Proposals
    • READ THIS FIRST: Guide/Instructions – An overview of required elements of the proposal and administrative requirements for h-options. This document should be used by students planning an h-option with a Faculty Mentor before submitting the online form (via the link below). Please note that H-options are intended to serve in limited cases where a student may be unable to complete the General Honors portion of our curriculum with honors-designated courses. Students are very strongly encouraged to know their professor and to have worked with them well in advance of the semester in which a student seeks to submit a proposal to complete an h-option in a regularly scheduled course being offered by this professor.
    • THEN SUBMIT THIS ONLINE: H-Option Contract Proposal Form – Due every semester on the second Friday in the same semester as the proposed h-option. While faculty will need to work with the honors student to develop the H-option, the student is expected to submit ALL materials. Incomplete proposals or those lacking required detail as described in the instructions above may require re-submission upon notification by the Honors College. Be sure to check your MU email account for updates.
    • NOTE:
      • Students are expected to initiate planing with their proposed faculty mentor, develop the contract proposal with this faculty, and then personally submit the required materials to the submission link above.
      • Please be aware of the following policies regarding h-options: “All proposals for h-options must be approved by the Honors College. No more than one h-option may be arranged per semester and no more than two may be completed with the same professor. Online and summer school courses are not eligible for h-options” (Honors College Policy Handbook).
      • The proposal must make clear how the work done for the honors option is distinct from what students are already doing in the course. What makes this work worthy of earning honors credit in addition to the grade that a student will receive on the non-honors course? Also, a “service” element must be part of the assessed work under contract in the semester the honors option is completed.
      • Students will receive notification regarding approval or revision of their contract proposal no later than the third Friday of the semester. If you believe that you have not received a notice by email, you should contact the Honors College.
      • Here are three different illustrations of successful proposals: Sample 01; Sample 02; and, Sample 03. Note that the college learning outcomes have been updated since these were submitted.



  • Honors College Student Achievement Recognition
    Congratulations on your achievement as a student in the Marshall University Honors College. We would like to hear about it. You can help us by submitting the form above. If you’d like to let us know and, potentially, to let others know as well (e.g., through our website, social media accounts, the Honors College student-publication “The Honors Oracle,” and/or by referral to MU Communications), please fill out the information in the online form as requested. Achievements should be within the past three months or pending. You will be asked to categorize your achievement, consider a “title” for it, describe it, and provide optional materials and images. You’ll also be asked if there is a faculty member who should be recognized for having mentored you.