Throughout the HITM process, you will often be required to secure a variety of signatures. When signatures are required, they must all be submitted on one form. Do not submit multiple PDF files, each with one signature. Also, because of how the Honors in the Major online portal reads e-signed PDFs, you should “print” the e-signed and completed form as a new PDF before submitting so that all signatures will remain visible once you have uploaded to the online portal.
Your options for securing electronic signatures include:
- HelloSign – An e-signature platform with a free option to receive three signatures per month, or a free trial to receive unlimited signatures. Please note that if you opt for the free trial, you should choose the monthly option ($20/month) instead of the annual option ($180/year) in the event the trial ends and you are charged.
- DocuSign – An e-signature platform free to use for FSU faculty and staff. You may either ask your faculty director to circulate a form on your behalf for signatures, or you may pay $10/month for a single user account for sending out up to five documents a month.
- Electronic signatures on a PDF – All HITM forms have been formatted for electronic signatures. If your faculty director and committee members are able to sign a PDF electronically, you may circulate the same PDF file to each individual.