Honors Program

Expand your intellectual, cultural and social horizons through our Honors Program—a unique opportunity for high-ability students in our Associate in Arts and Associate in Science transfer degree programs to thrive in a challenging academic environment. You’ll take charge of your learning while enjoying small classes of 15 or fewer fellow students and creative, stimulating work with professors who serve as mentors and facilitators.

  • Two years of academic challenge, creativity and critical thinking
  • Personalized Advising
  • Eligible to compete for full-tuition scholarships
  • Cultural experiences
  • Social activities with Honors faculty, students and Honors Committee members
  • Honors designation on your transcript
  • Recognition at Commencement
  • Enhanced transfer opportunities with highly selective 4-year transfer partners

The College awards 25 Honors Program Scholarships each year to students who commit to completing the Honors Program and their degree at the College. Awards are based on merit and unmet need. Scholarships will meet 100% of unmet need up to the cost of full tuition. Students who wish to be considered for an honors scholarship must

  • Apply to the College and the Honors Program
  • Have filed a FAFSA
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Be pursuing first post-secondary degree
  • Be enrolled for 14 or more credits per semester
  • Be a resident of Montgomery County
  • Have unmet need as determined by the Financial Aid Office

If accepted into our Honors Program, you’ll be required to

  • Declare and complete a Liberal Studies major
  • Complete 18 credits in the program to graduate with an Honors designation
  • Complete three 1-credit Honors colloquia, where you explore theme-based interdisciplinary issues through discussions, presentations, guest speakers and films
  • Participate each year in at least two Honors activities, which may include on campus theatre performances, featured lectures, debates, off campus trips to to theaters, symphonies, museums and special programs at area universities

To be eligible for consideration for the scholarships, students entering directly from high school must satisfy at least two of the following criteria.

  • Earned a 3.5 or higher GPA in high school
  • Graduated in the top 15% of  high school class
  • Scored in the top 15% on the College placement test
  • Obtained above average SAT scores

To be eligible for consideration for the scholarships, students currently enrolled or transferring into MCCC must satisfy at least two of the following criteria.

  • Earned a 3.2 or higher GPA on the basis of 12 college level credits
  • Scored in the top 15% on the College placement test
  • Two faculty recommendations

All applicants are required to meet with the Honors Coordinator as part of the application process.In order to remain in the program, you must maintain a grade point average of 3.25.Note: If you qualify, you may enroll in individual Honors sections without being enrolled in the Honors Program.

There are two ways to participate in the Honors Program

  1. Qualified students may elect to complete the full 18-credit Honors Program or enroll in individual Honors course sections without completing the full program. Only full time students who are Liberal Studies majors and intend to graduate from the college may apply to the full Honors Program
  2. All qualified students in any degree program may enroll in individual Honors course sections space permitting. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis

Students Applying for Full Program

  • Complete the MCCC Online Application
  • Complete the online Honors Application
  • Complete required College Placement Tests in English, Math and Reading; all test results must be at the college level; those who have taken and passed college-level AP courses or have SAT scores of 500 or higher may waive the English and Reading placement tests; Math placement test is required for all students; see placement testing information
  • Provide two letters of recommendation from faculty, counselors, administrators or mentors
  • Provide all SAT, AP or IB scores to the college

Students Applying for Individual Courses Only

  • Complete the MCCC Online Application
  • Complete the online Honors Application
  • Submit college transcript showing completion of 12+ college level credits completed with 3.2 GPA or higher OR high school transcript with 3.5 GPA
  • Provide one letter of recommendation from faculty, counselors, administrators or mentors

Once your application and supporting documents have been received, you will be contacted by the Honors Program Coordinator to set up an appointment for a personal interview.For more information, call 215-641-6415, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or write
Honors Program Coordinator
Montgomery County Community College
340 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422

Since 1984 we have hosted an active chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (the National Honor Society for Community Colleges), whose purpose is to

  • recognize and encourage student scholarship
  • offer numerous leadership and service opportunities
  • promote an intellectual climate for the exchange of ideas
  • provide stimulation for continuing academic excellence

To be eligible for membership, you must

  • Maintain a 3.5 or higher grade point average
  • Have earned a minimum of 12 credits from the College
  • Be of good moral character and possess recognized qualities of leadership

To apply, visit the Student Leadership and Involvement Office at either our Central Campus in Blue Bell or our West Campus in Pottstown.

 

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