The Honors Program provides students with an academically enriching Associate Degree program. Honors students receive better teacher-student ratio, faculty and peer mentoring, more independent study opportunities, and an early entrance into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Students can select their own program of study and use the Honors Program to fulfill General Education requirements. Undecided or undeclared students will enroll in the Liberal Arts and Sciences program.

Special Features

Students in the program receive personalized academic advising to complete General Education Requirements and Honors Program Requirements within two-years.  Faculty Mentors and a Personal Librarian also help students through the program and facilitate student exploration of individual academic and professional interests. Upon completion of an Associate Degree, honors students will receive special designation on their transcripts and honors courses will automatically transfer to any Connecticut State University and other private institutions.

Community Outreach and Service Learning

Consistent with MxCC’s mission and educational goals, the Honors Program facilitates student engagement with the surrounding communities in an effort to make them better. Students in the Honors Program will participate in mentored community activities to enhance their academic experiences. Our staff members are dedicated to creating these innovative and enriching interdisciplinary opportunities that will positively impact our future student community leaders for a lifetime.

Admissions Requirements

Students must apply into the Honors Program.  Application to the program will require the following:

  • Placement into or above ENG* 101 and MAT* 137 as designated by SAT, ACT, or Accuplacer scores.
  • An essay focused on educational goals and future aspirations (submit with application).
  • Two recommendation letters from teachers, counselors, employers, and/or supervisors (submit with application).
  • Maintain full-time status of 12 credits per semester, 15 credits preferred.
  • Maintenance of at least 3.2 GPA on 4.0 scale.
  • High school transcripts that show a class rank of top 20% (submit with application).

Students must fill out a college application form for MxCC and an Honors application form, both of which are available in the Admissions Office and online.  Students who apply to the Honors Program before May 1st will be eligible for merit-based scholarships and early registration.

Mid-year Applicants

Mid-year applications for the Honors Program are due 16 January 2014. Qualifications are listed on the application form.

 

The Honors Plan

FALL SEMESTER 1

  • Honors First -Year Seminar* *
  • Honors English Composition* *
  • Mathematics above Math 137* *
  • Two General Education / Degree-Related Courses

SPRING SEMESTER 1

  • Honors English Literature & Composition* *
  • Honors U.S. History I I * *
  • Honors Seminar I I (1 credit) * *
  • Three General Education / Degree-Related Courses

FALL SEMESTER 2

  • Honors Seminar I I (1 credit) * *
  • Five General Education / Degree-Related Courses

SPRING SEMESTER 2

  • Honors Capstone Project (1 credit) * *
  • Five General Education / Degree-Related Courses

* * Denotes Required Courses 

Faculty advisors will help honors students choose appropriate courses to fulfill general education and major requirements.

For more information about the program, please contact:

 

Mensimah Shabazz

Director of Academic Initiatives
Phone: 860-343-5784
Email: mshabazz@mxcc.edu
Office Location: Founders Hall, 131A

Eva Jones

Assistant Professor, English
Phone: 860-343-5854
Email: ejones2@mxcc.edu
Office Location: Snow Hall, 520
Office Hours: M – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Th – 3:30 – 5:00 PM
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Students must fill out a college application form for MxCC and an Honors application form, both of which are available in the Admissions Office. The Honors Application Form is also available to download here.