Honors Credit Learning Agreement


An Honors Credit Learning Agreement (HCLA) transforms a standard course into an honors course through an explicit agreement between you and your instructor. Previous projects through HCLA have included research papers, literature reviews, classroom presentations, and research experiences with faculty members.

The Chemistry REACT Program has a James Scholar option for students who participate in REACT and are enrolled in CHEM 101, 102, 104, 202, 232, or 236. Chemistry REACT students must complete a standard HCLA in addition to the requirements set by the REACT program.


The HCLA project should

  • Equal approximately 15 hours of meaningful work beyond the regular course requirements.
  • Enhance the student's learning of the subject area.
  • Develop skills related to the field.
  • Provide a scholarly understanding of research, analysis, writing, and presentation.

How to Proceed

To pursue this option,

  • Register for classes normally during your registration time.
  • At the start of the semester, approach your instructors about completing an honors project.
  • Finalize project details with one of your instructors.
  • Following the instructions provided below, submit an online HCLA by the deadline.

Standard HCLA Form

Before filling out this form, make sure you have solidified all the details of your honors work with your instructor.

Once you submit the HCLA, the instructor will either approve the agreement or ask for revisions. You will receive an email notification once the agreement is accepted or denied.

The deadline for completing this agreement for Spring 2017: Friday, February 17th.

Complete the Standard HCLA Form