Honors Program

Are you interested in being an Honors Student?

Mid-year applications are due by January 14, 2019

MxCC’s Honors Program provides students with academic enrichment to their Associate Degree program. Throughout the cohort-based program, Honors students hone the leadership, academic, and professional skills necessary for transfer and future academic and career success. Honors students receive better teacher-student ratio, faculty mentoring, special programming, independent study opportunities, and early entrance into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.  The Honors Program is flexible to fit with most degree programs and students can use Honors Program courses to fulfill General Education requirements.  MxCC students have the option of completing a 2-year program or a 1.5 year program.

Throughout the Honors coursework, students also receive special advisement on transfer, and as a result, graduates and transfers from the Honors Program receive acceptance to and scholarship money from competitive schools such as Wesleyan University, Boston University, and Muhlenberg College.

  • group of honors students

    Honors class of 2017

  • Class of 2016

    Honors class of 2016

  • Honors class of 2015

    Honors class of 2015

Who is the Honors program for?

  • Students who place into college-level coursework
  • Students who are academically motivated and seeking academic enrichment
  • Students who plan to transfer to a 4-year institution

Special Features

  • Personalized faculty advising
  • Small student-professor ratio
  • Unique independent study opportunities
  • Close interface with college administration
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Special programming
  • Field trips
  • Special designation on transcript
  • Merit awards
  • Competitive transfer opportunities with scholarship

Community Outreach and Service Learning

Consistent with MxCC’s mission and educational goals, the Honors Program facilitates community engagement.  Therefore, Honors students participate in mentored community activities to enhance their academic experience. Guided by MxCC’s faculty and staff, Honors students are privy to innovative and enriching interdisciplinary opportunities that positively impact them for a lifetime.

student testimonials

  • “The fact that we had a cohort provided friends, a supportive and competitive group.”

    – Alexander, Cohort 3, transferred to Keene State University

  • “The Honors Program pushes you to take full advantage of college – through the cohort and Honors Program events, it enhances everything.” 

    – Seth, Cohort 2, transferred to Central Connecticut State University

  •  “I really loved the small classes and one-on-one time with professors.”

    – Angela, Cohort 2, transferred to Azusa Pacific University

  •  “I felt like I had to put in effort to maintain my GPA and to remain in the program – this was helpful and it helped me get into Boston University.”

    – Kyle, Cohort 2, transferred to Boston University

  • “Everything I did in the Honors Program has helped shape me into who I am today, and provided me with an amazing college experience.”

    – Sabrina, Cohort 2, transferred to Central Connecticut State University

  • “The Honors Program was a way to challenge myself. I knew that I wanted a rigorous education after transferring out of MxCC, so it made sense to join the program.  Working 1-on-1 with Dr. Levy and Jones drastically improved my writing ability and presentation skills. The Honors Program was an extremely pleasant way to put a bow-tie on my MxCC experience.”

    – Mukshud, Cohort 4, transferred to Wesleyan University

The Honors Plan

2-Year Program:

Fall #1

Spring #1

Fall #2

Spring #2

ENG*101H

PSY*111H

HON*101 (1 credit)

2-3 General Education or Degree Related courses

ENG*102H

HIS*202H

HON*102 (1 credit)

2-3 General Education or Degree Related courses

HON*201 (1 credit)

4 or 5 General Education or Degree Related courses

 

 

HON*202 (1 credit) and Academic Convivium Presentation

Complete remaining Degree/Program requirements for Graduation

 

**Boldface indicates Honors Program Requirements

1.5-Year Program:

Spring #1

Fall #2

Spring #2

ENG*102H

HIS*202H

HON*102 (1 credit)

2-3 General Education or Degree Related courses

HON*201 (1 credit)

PSY*111H if not already taken

3 to 5 General Education or Degree Related courses

 

HON*202 (1 credit) and Academic Convivium Presentation

Complete remaining Degree/Program requirements for Graduation

 

 

To remain in the Honors Program, students must

  • Maintain full-time status of 12 credits per semester, 15 credits preferred.
  • Maintenance of at least 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale.

Fall Admissions Requirements

Students must apply before enrolling into The Honors Program. Application to the program requires the following:

  • Completion of the college application form (also available in Admissions office)
  • Completion of the Honors application form (also available in Admissions office)
  • Placement into or above ENG* 101 and MAT* 137 or higher as designated by SAT, ACT, or Accuplacer scores.
  • An essay or writing sample demonstrating college-level writing skills (submit with application).
  • Recommendation letter(s) from teachers, counselors, employers, and/or supervisors (submit with application).
  • Maintain full-time status of at least 12 credits per semester, 15 credits preferred.
  • Maintain at least 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale.

Students who apply to the Honors Program before May 1st will be eligible for merit-based scholarships and early registration.

Mid-year Applicants

The Honors Program accepts mid-year applications from first-year students who have passed ENG*101 with a grade of A- or higher. Mid-year applications for the Honors Program are due in January. Qualifications are listed on the mid-year application form.

For more information about the program, please contact:

Dr. Eva Jones

Associate Professor, English
School of Arts & Media, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Phone: 860-343-5854
Email: ejones2@mxcc.edu
Office Location: Snow Hall, 520
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Andrea Gurmankin Levy

Associate Professor & Program Coordinator, Social Sciences
Phone: 860-343-5815
Email: alevy@mxcc.edu
Office Location: Snow Hall 508
Schedule an appointment