What does it mean when an Honors Review Committee approves a project with qualifications?

At the Honors Review, the committee has the option to approve a project with qualifications. That means that the committee has some substantial, but potentially repairable, problems with the project. Approval with qualifications means that you now have a small window of time in which to address the concerns to the best of your ability. The window of time is typically 1-2 weeks, essentially until a few days before you need to submit the Comprehensive Summary to the Collegiate Review Committee. At the end of that window you will be required to submit the revised version of the project to the Honors Review Committee for their consideration. They may or may not request that you repeat the oral presentation portion. However, the Honors Review Committee generally chooses to read a revised version of the written document. After reviewing the revised project, the Honors Review Committee will decide whether or not you have addressed their concerns. If you have, then the committee members will sign and send a document, written by the director, to the chair of the ASC indicating that the qualifications have been satisfied and that your project may now proceed to the Collegiate Review.

You should be aware that there is no guarantee that the Honors Review Committee will approve the project after your revisions. If you choose to revise your project, the recommended course of action is for you to approach each member of the committee and ask what each one’s concerns are with your project . Once you have a list of concerns, sit down with your project director and determine which ones you can address and how they can be addressed.

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