University of Iowa

Do not fill this out when:

  • You are enrolled with a research course code (such as HONR:3994, URES:3993, or URES:3994) that is already showing up on your honors degree audit with more than 0 credits. Students enrolled in URES:3995 also do not need to complete the form. Although URES:3995 is a 0-credit registration, ICRU fellowships earn a fixed number of honors credits (3 credits per fall/spring semester, 5 credits per summer).
    • WHY: Some research registrations will automatically count as research credit on your honors degree audit.

Fill this out when:

  • Your mentored research experience is not already credited on your honors degree audit and you wish to count your experience toward University Honors.
    • WHY: If we don't know about your research experience and our student records system isn't already set up to recognize it, we don't know to give you credit unless you fill out this form. Similarly, 0-credit registrations cannot be awarded honors credit without a research verification form.

You might want to fill this out when:

  • Your research will ultimately be part of a project completed for honors in your major.
    • WHY: Completing honors in the major satisfies the total credits needed for experiential learning. However, if something happens that prevents you from completing honors in the major, you'll at least have the research credits verified ahead of time.

What to know:

  • Submit one research experience per semester per form. Multiple submissions per student are allowed.
  • Submit towards the end of or just after the semester in which you are completing research so that we can accurately recognize the hours you have worked.
  • If approved, your research experience(s) will appear on your University Honors degree audit within two weeks.
  • Students can earn a maximum of four honors credits for research in fall and spring semesters, and a maximum of six honors credits for research in the summer.
  • Be as exact as possible with start and end dates, and try to provide a single average of hours worked per week (rather than a range of hours). Submissions with vague dates or a large range of hours can sometimes result in fewer credits than you may have actually earned.
  • Direct all questions to
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