If you are not currently a James Scholar, but would like to apply, please be sure to fill out our application by the last Friday in September of your junior year. Applications are accepted for the fall semester through the last Friday in September, and applications for the spring semester are accepted through the last Friday in 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) is your academic roadmap for the junior and senior years. All juniors are required to submit their HCP by Friday, November 11, 2022 to
  • 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 last Friday in October (fall semester), the last Friday in March (spring semester), or the last Friday in June (summer session).
  • 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!