Stanford University

Honors Timeline

Junior Year


  • Applications open for the SSP Honors Program for Symbolic Systems majors with junior or senior standing.  Approvals will be made on rolling basis until the Sunday of Week 2 of Autumn Quarter, for graduation during that academic year.


  • Deadline for students to apply for UAR Major Grants to support full-time work on an Honors Thesis over the Summer Quarter.
    • You may apply to the SymSys Honors Program either prior to or after applying for a UAR Major Grant.
    • Neither applying for, nor receiving, a UAR Major Grant are required for admission to the SymSys Honors Program.


  • Deadline to apply for the Honors Program for participation in the September Honors College (if there will be a SymSys Honors College cohort -- watch for an announcement to the symsys-undergrads list).
  • Attend the Senior Honors Presentations and/or the Spring Poster Fair to learn about the work of other students who have done Honors projects.

Senior Year

Autumn Quarter

  • Deadline to apply for the Honors Program for participation in the Senior Honors Seminar  - beginning (Sunday) of Week 2
  • After acceptance into the Honors Program, enroll in the Senior Honors Seminar (SYMSYS 191, 1 unit, S/NC only)


Mid May

Late Spring Quarter

  • Senior Honors Presentations, followed by SymSys Honors dinner for graduates

Early June