Honors Program

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 joining the program in their first or second semester.

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:

  • Boston University
  • Muhlenberg College
  • Wesleyan University
  • Yale University
  • Honors student Jacob with CT Governor Ned Lamont October 2021

    Honors student Jacob with CT Governor Ned Lamont October 2021

  • Honors student Maia with U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona October 2021

    Honors student Maia with U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona October 2021

  • group of honors students

    Honors class of 2017

  • Class of 2016

    Honors class of 2016

  • Honors class of 2015

    Honors class of 2015

Special Features

  • Option to take a course at Wesleyan University at no additional charge
  • 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

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

  • Dante Petruzziello

     “I am very grateful for the personal and professional growth I’ve achieved due to the Honors Program; it really is a gem within the already special place of Middlesex Community College.”

    – Dante, Cohort 5, transferred to Yale 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 one-on-one with Dr. Levy and Dr. 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

Fall #1

Spring #1

Fall #2

Spring #2

ENG 1010H
PSY 1011H
CCS 1001H (3 credits)

0-3 General Education or Degree Related courses

ENG 1020H
HIST 1016H
HNRS 1002 (1 credit)

0-3 General Education or Degree Related courses

HNRS 2001 (1 credit)
PSY 1011H if not already taken

0-4 General Education or Degree Related courses

HNRS 2002 (1 credit) and Academic Convivium Presentation

Complete remaining Degree/Program requirements for Graduation

**Boldface indicates Honors Program Requirements

Students can begin in Fall #1 or Spring #1

How to Apply

Application deadline for fall semester has been changed to September 6, 2023

Acceptance into the Honors Program is determined based on the Honors program application. Students with a high school GPA 3.25 or higher OR SAT scores of 500 or higher for each section are eligible to apply. 

Students who apply to the Honors Program before August 1 will be eligible for early registration.

For more information about the program, please contact:

Andrea Gurmankin Levy

Professor & Program Coordinator, Psychology
Phone: 860-343-5815
Email: alevy@mxcc.edu Indicates Email address
Office Location: Snow Hall 508
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Emily Canto

Honors Faculty Advisor/Career Services
Phone: 860-343-5824
Email: ecanto@mxcc.edu Indicates Email address
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