MxCC’s Honors Program provides students with academic enrichment to their Associate Degree program. Throughout the two-year, cohort-based program, Honors students hone the leadership, academic, and professional skills necessary for transfer and future success. Honors students receive better teacher-student ratio, faculty and peer mentoring, more 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’s Honors students have graduated and transferred to many colleges and universities throughout the nation. These institutions include, but are not limited to The University of Connecticut, The Connecticut State Universities, Quinnipiac University, Muhlenberg College, and Norwich University. Furthermore, students who would like to continue taking Honors coursework at their transfer institution currently have articulation programs at The University of Hartford and The University of St. Joseph. Wherever they go, graduates and transfers from MxCC’s Honors Program are ready and poised for their future.

Special Features

Honors students receive personalized academic advising to finish their degree and to meet Honors Program Requirements within two-years, as well as with transfer applications.  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 receive special designation on their transcripts and Honors coursework transfers to Connecticut State Universities and other private institutions. In addition, throughout the two-year program, the Honors Program provides students with special programming, field trips, and curriculum to enhance skills and enrich perspectives.

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 experiences. Guided by MxCC’s faculty and staff, Honors students are privy to innovative and enriching interdisciplinary opportunities that will positively impact them for a lifetime.

Admissions Requirements

MxCC’s Honors Program is for students who are interested in challenging and broadening their skill sets, serving as a leader on campus and in their communities, and building professional skills in a collegial environment. Students must apply to be a part of MxCC’s Honors Program.  Application to the program will require the following:

  • Completion of the college application form (available in Admissions office)
  • Completion of the Honors application form  (available in Admissions office)
  • 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).
  • One recommendation letter from a teacher, counselor, employer, and/or supervisors (submit with application).
  • High school transcripts (submit with application).

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.

The Honors Plan

FALL SEMESTER 1

  • Honors First -Year Seminar (HON*101)
  • Honors English Composition (ENG*101H)
  • Mathematics above MAT*137
  • Two General Education / Degree-Related Courses
 SPRING SEMESTER 1

  • Honors English Literature & Composition (ENG*102H)
  • Honors U.S. History II (HIS*202H)
  • Honors Seminar   II (HON*102, 1 credit)
  • Three General Education / Degree-Related Courses
FALL SEMESTER 2

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2

  • Honors Capstone Project (HON*202, 1 credit)
  • Five General Education / Degree-Related Courses

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

For more information about the program, please contact:

Eva Jones

Assistant 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 Gurmakin Levy

Instructor in Behavioral Science/Psychology
Phone: 860-343-5815
Email: alevy@mxcc.edu
Office Location: Snow Hall 508