Submitting the Final Project
Due date: SMPs are due the final Friday of classes during the semester in which the student is registered for 494. To see what date the last day of classes falls on, please refer to the academic calendar.
In order to maintain a record of St. Mary’s Projects, students are required to submit to the Office of the Registrar (Glendenning Hall Student Services Desk) via thumb drive, CD-R, or DVD-R containing the final written project and/or, if appropriate, an artifact (for example, music on audio CD, film on DVD, or a collection of images). In some cases, an electronic copy of the project may be submitted in lieu of a thumb drive or CD.
This archive copy must include two files:
- An abstract of no more than 250 words saved as a text or Microsoft Word file.
- The written project itself in a single comprehensive document saved as a PDF or as a Microsoft Word file.
Once submitted to the Office of the Registrar, students may not retrieve and re-submit their project. At the time of submission, students and their mentors will sign a Release Form. Please discuss with your mentor issues of proper citations and/or permission for use of others’ materials in your SMP, as well as issues of providing access to your SMP by others.
For 493, the faculty mentor may assign either a letter grade or a grade of IP (in progress) at the end of the semester. If an IP is assigned for 493, then the mentor must replace it with a letter grade when 494 is completed. If a student is not making satisfactory progress toward completion of the project and is being assigned an IP, the faculty mentor should provide the student with feedback on their performance up to that point.