Honors Contract Form for Students

Submit this form if you want to turn a regular university course into an Honors course.

Description of the Honors Contract

The Honors Contract permits students to turn a regular university course into an Honors course by contracting with the instructor to complete extra work.

The contract involves an agreement among the honors student, a UB faculty member, and the University Honors College. All of the terms stated in the contract must be successfully completed by the agreed upon due date in order for the student to receive honors credit.

The contract project should add an academic dimension by introducing new material or by allowing the student to go into greater depth than normally required in some aspect of the course. Contracts may also be service-learning focused through student engagement in a service project and reflection related to the course content. It should be made clear on the Contract for Honors Credit how this work exceeds regular course requirements. Since a faculty member must supervise the contract, students should select faculty who have the time to oversee their projects to completion.


Honors Contracts will not be accepted later than the end of the second week of the semester or the first week of a summer session.

If you have any questions about this form, please contact the Honors College.