Honors Contracts 89HC and 189HC
Honors Programs appreciates the extra time spent by faculty to accommodate the needs of its College Honors students. Honors Contracts are meant to enrich the experience of College Honors students by facilitating greater student-faculty interaction and allowing students to pursue study beyond what is required of other students in the course.
You are enrolling in a 1-unit 89HC (lower-division) or 189HC (upper-division) adjunct to a main course, both of which need to be taken for a letter grade to receive honors credit. This 1-unit adjunct can only be taken concurrently with a lecture course taught by a professor who has not exceeded his/her 7 contract courses maximum in one quarter. PLEASE NOTE: Teaching assistants, teaching associates, and fellows are not eligible for honors contracts. In addition, most schools outside of the College (except GSEIS) do not offer honors contracts.
You will receive honors credit for the 1-unit Honors Contract adjunct plus the units for the lecture course if you earn a letter grade B or better for both.
Honors Contracts may vary in format but all require regular meetings with the professor of the course and culminate in some tangible evidence of the student's additional effort. The tangible evidence is in addition to, not an extension of, a paper or assignment already given in the course.
Honors Contracts are available only to students currently enrolled in the College Honors program**.
Instructions to set-up an Honors Contracts
- Logon to your MyUCLA account
- Click onto the “Contract Courses” link and "Submit a New Contract"
- Carefully read How the process works and “Continue”
- Choose the correct term in which you want to do the contract and select one of the following:
For an honors contract with a lower-division course select “Honors Contract (89HC)”
For an honors contract with an upper-division course select “Honors Contract (189HC)”
- Carefully read the directions and “Print steps” or “Continue”
- Choose the course and instructor for your contract and “Continue”.
PLEASE NOTE: If your course and professor are not listed then you will not be able to do an honors contract for that particular course.
- Select grading type. PLEASE NOTE: You must take both the course and honors contract for a letter grade and must receive a B or better in BOTH to receive honors credit. Complete the form, read the stipulations, and print.
- Have your contract signed by your professor and submit it to the Dept in which the course is being offered (e.g. Psych 10 goes to Psych Dept regardless of your major). The Dept will enroll you in the 1-unit contract course. If
you are adding the contract late (i.e. after the Add Deadline) the Dept must still approve the contract online before you submit a Late Add petition to Honors.
Students must meet with the professor to formulate the specific details of the Honors Contract before submitting it for departmental approval. Make sure that every section of the proposal form is filled out and the professor approves the contract contents and signs it. Maintain
the required regular meetings with the professor and complete the final project.
Students wishing to void their Honors Contract at any point must drop the 1-unit 89HC/189HC through URSA (by the end of 4th week) or via petition with respect to the College drop deadlines.
The professor is responsible for helping the student develop and carry out the honors contract proposal. Make sure that the "Honors Contract Proposal Form" is fully and properly filled out before signing it.
Signing the "Honors Contract Proposal Form" indicates your approval of its contents. Professors should meet with the student on a regular basis during the course of the quarter to further explore the subject matter, to check on the progress of the student's final
project, and to offer advice and suggestions. The professor must assign a letter grade for the 89HC/189HC on MyUCLA Gradebook at the end of the quarter.
**If you are trying to be Reinstated to the College Honors Program you must first meet with an Honors Counselor to have the restriction removed before attempting to set-up the contract.