Typical Timeline

 

YEAR 1: 

  • Take ALS 103 or similar college introductory program during the freshman year
  • Choose a P.A.T.H.
  • Choose a CALS Honors Mentor to help you with the logistics over the next several years. If you are choosing the Academics or Study Abroad pathway, make this choice as soon as possible because you may begin your coursework or study abroad experience right away. If you are choosing the Scholars pathway, you should delay choosing a mentor until you have identified who you will be working with during the research phase because that faculty member will serve as your mentor.
  • Participate in the spring CALS Honors Research Symposium (if only as an attendee)
  • Register yourself in the CALS Honors database (registration will open March 2016)
  • Maintain a 3.35 overall GPA

YEAR 2: 

  • Take ALS 398H during the spring semester of the sophomore year, regardless of your P.A.T.H.
  • Begin or continue progress on your P.A.T.H.
  • Maintain a 3.35 overall GPA
  • Update your CALS Honors Database information

YEAR 3:

  • Continue on your P.A.T.H.
  • If you have chosen the Scholars pathway, you should be working on or toward ALS 498H and 499H by identifying your mentor, etc.
  • Maintain a 3.35 overall GPA
  • Update your CALS Honors Database information by uploading your poster, poster abstract and other deliverables as necessary for your P.A.T.H.

YEAR 4:

  • Complete your P.A.T.H.
  • If you have chosen the Scholars pathway, you should complete both ALS 498H and 499H and all associated requirements
  • Present your poster at the CALS Honors Research Symposium in the spring (or an approved alternative if you are graduating in December)
  • Update your CALS Honors Database information by uploading your poster, poster abstract and other deliverables necessary for your P.A.T.H.