• Honors Program Eligibility Requirements

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    In order to be a member of the Honors Program, students must do the following:

    • Submit an application to the Honors Campus Coordinator or the Honors Program Office.
    • Be eligible for college-level courses English Composition I (ENG 101) and Algebra Fundamentals (MAT 090) or above. If college-level English and mathematics were completed at another college or university, an official transcript must be submitted with the application to the program.
    • Be enrolled in an associate degree program, either full or part-time. Students in certificate programs are not eligible.
    • Meet the entrance requirements for their particular status at the time of application (see below).


    Current Students

    Current or returning CCAC students must meet the following criteria:

    • have at least 9 credits of college-level courses
    • eligibility for college-level English and mathematics (see second bullet above) as determined by CCAC placement tests
    • a minimum institutional GPA of 3.5
      Note: A candidate whose institutional GPA falls between a 3.25 and a 3.5 may make special application to the Honors Program with a recommendation from a CCAC faculty member and a personal interview with the Honors Campus Coordinator.


    High School Students

    High school graduates or dual-enrollment seniors who complete the CCAC placement test confirming eligibility for college-level English and mathematics (see second bullet above) must meet two of the following four criteria:

    • have a high school GPA of 3.5 or greater
    • be in the top 10% of the high school
    • graduating class have a minimum SAT score of 1180 or a minimum ACT score of 26
    • be a member of the National Honor Society


    Transfer Students

    Transfer students must meet the following criteria:

    • have completed a minimum of 9 credits at their previous post-secondary institution(s)
    • eligibility for college-level English and mathematics (see second bullet above) as determined by CCAC placement tests have a minimum GPA of 3.5 from the post-secondary institution(s)
    • Note: A candidate whose GPA falls between a 3.25 and a 3.5 may make special application to the Honors Program with a recommendation from a CCAC faculty member and a personal interview with the Honors Campus Coordinator.
  • Make the most of your education.

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    "Participation in the Honors Program at CCAC will heighten your educational endeavors and provide you with many lifelong skills and friends. Joining the honors program has been the best educational decision I have made thus far. I am truly thankful for the opportunity to expound my educational experience in such an enriching way." -- Belinda McQuaide, 2010 CCAC Graduate

    Download and submit a CCAC Honors Program application.