Honors Program

Eligibility and Participation


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    To be eligible for the Honors Program students must meet the following criteria:
    • Incoming Students
      • A high school weighted GPA of 4.00 or higher, or
      • A high school class rank in the top 10%, or
      • An SAT of 1875 or an ACT of 30 or higher
    • Current SCC Students
      • A 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA with at least 12 semester hours of college coursework


    1. If you have questions, please contact the Dean of Learning Support to learn about program expectations, deadlines and processes

    Bethany Emory
    Dean of Learning Support

    2. Discuss your course with your instructor, and collaborate to design an Honors contract.

    3. An Honors Contract identifies the additional requirements to meet the Honors designation for the course. Complete the contract with the support of your faculty mentor (Although typing your proposal/contract is not required but VERY much appreciated.)
    4. A completed contract proposal, would need to be signed by you and your instructor and submitted to Bethany Emory (Dean of Learning Support), the deadline is traditionally the third Friday of the semester.  Honors contracts can be completed in either a Fall or Spring semester, however cannot be completed during the the Summer semester due to the condensed time frame. 

    5. Contract proposals may be dropped off at Bradford Hall (Room 302), the Student Support Service Office (Oaks Hall), Macon Campus (Room 208) or at the Holt Library (Circulation Desk) or via e-mail to: b_emory[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu.

    6. The proposed contracts will be reviewed and approved by the Honors Program Committee within a week of submittal.  Should updates be required, you will have one week to make changes.

    7. Honors contracts (once approved) must be completed by the last date of the semester. 

    Participation / Completion of the Honors Program (To receive an Honors designation on your Degree/Diploma):

    To remain in the Honors Program, students must:
    • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
    • Successfully complete his/her program of study with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
    • Successfully complete Honors Contracts in courses totaling 12 credit hours
    • Successfully complete all courses (designated as Honors Contract courses) with a grade of an  “A” or “B”.