Honors Program

Come learn about MxCC’s Honors Program at our open house:

Tuesday May 15

5pm

Pavilion in Founders Hall

Middlesex Community College

100 Training Hill Rd, Middletown, CT 06457

RSVP by May 10 to Dr. Andrea Levy at alevy@mxcc.edu

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 Students have the option of completing a 2-year program or a 1.5 year program. Throughout the Honors coursework, students will also receive special advisement on transfer. Graduates and transfers from the Honors Program received acceptance and scholarship money from competitive schools such as Wesleyan University, Boston University, and Muhlenberg College.

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.

Lastly, the Honors Program offers merit awards via The Anna Wasescha Honors Program Fund to students who excel academically and in campus/community leadership.

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.

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
See office hours here
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Andrea Gurmankin Levy

Associate Professor & Program Coordinator, Social Services
Phone: 860-343-5815
Email: alevy@mxcc.edu
Office Location: Snow Hall 508
See office hours here