Resources

Application

If you are not currently a James Scholar, but would like to apply, please be sure to fill out our application before mid-September of your junior year. Applications are accepted for the fall semester through mid-September, and applications for the spring semester are accepted until mid-February.

Four-Year Plans

  • See a Visual Timeline of the “Milestones of Achievement” that ACES James Scholars complete during each academic year of undergraduate study.

Planning Tools

  • The Honors Completion Plan (HCP, see link below) is your academic roadmap for the junior and senior years. All juniors are required to submit their HCP by Friday, November 17, 2023 to aces-jshp@illinois.edu.
  • Honors Credit Learning Agreement Web Portal – After working with your instructor to agree on an honors plan for a course, you can fill out the electronic HCLA which will create a contract between you and the instructor for the agreed-upon project. HCLA requests need to be submitted by the applicable deadline, as published in the Honors Almanac (see link above).
  • ACES 396:¬†Honors Study Abroad Retrospective¬†– Earn honors credit for your ACES Study Abroad experience after you return to campus from overseas by registering for this course!