(DUS message sent out on Aug 27th, 2017)
Dear Seniors in Psych major,
This is your DUS and this message is only for those who plan to complete their senior essay this term.
If you are writing a senior essay this term (i.e., the so-called “substantial paper” with more than 5,000 words) through either a senior seminar or Psyc 499 (see below for details), the deadline is December 8 (Fri) for students who are not seeking Distinction.
For students who are seeking distinction, it is due December 1 (Fri) (it is sooner because we need to assign it to a second reader).
Instructions on how to submit your senior essay will be send out sometime before Thanksgiving break.
If you plan to write a senior essay through a senior seminar, please make sure you talk to the instructor and seek permission, especially when you are seeking distinction. If the instructor is willing to give comments on earlier drafts, you should also set up a due date for that.
If you plan to take a second Psyc 499 in the spring, you may submit your substantial paper by the due date set out by your advisor rather than the above dates.