Honors Program

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SCC’s Honors Program provides an opportunity for our most promising students to focus their learning on their interests and future goals.  Designed to promote student initiative and academic achievement, the program’s most important criteria for success are the student’s desire to work hard, raise questions, and seek answers.

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

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[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu