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The Honors Contract: How the Program Works

The SCC Honors Program uses a project method as the means for completing honors courses. The student works with his/her instructors to develop a project which ventures beyond the regular content of a college-level course, providing a deeper level of learning. The student may work on more than one project per semester, but only one project is allowed per course.

A course is designated as an honors course for a student if the project is completed to the instructor’s satisfaction and the student receives a grade of “B” or higher in the course. The number of honors hours earned is equivalent to the number of credit hours specified for each course. For example, if a student completes a project in a three credit hour course, that individual earns three honors hours. Although you can do more than one project each term, no more than 9 hours of honors work will be issued each term.  This information will be recorded on the students official transcript.

How do I qualify for the Honors Program?

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
  • Students with a current behavioral code of conduct on record will not be considered for participation or receive designation. 

Current SCC Students

  • A 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA with at least 12 semester hours of college coursework

Have Questions?

Explore the Designing a Project page for suggestions on developing a proposal, or for questions or more information contact:     

Bethany Emory
Dean of Learning Support
828.339.4261
b_emory@southwesterncc.edu

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