Middlesex Community College Honors Program Enhances Academic Study for Transfer

July 14, 2020 (Middletown, Conn.) — Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution can enhance their college-level work through the Middlesex Community College (MxCC) Honors Program. Participants in the program hone leadership, academic and professional skills necessary for transfer and future success.

Honors courses are flexible to fit with most associate degree programs and fulfill general education requirements. Middlesex students have the choice of completing a two-year or 1 1/2-year honors program plan.

Honors students receive better teacher-student ratio, close faculty mentoring, special programming, independent study, networking and leadership opportunities, field trips, and early acceptance into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Honors participants also have the option to enroll in a course at nearby Wesleyan University at no additional cost.

Throughout the program, students receive special advisement on transfer, and as a result, graduates and transfers from the program receive acceptance to and scholarship money from competitive schools such as Yale University, Wesleyan University, Boston University, the University of Connecticut and others.

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,” said Dante Petruzziello, a liberal arts and sciences graduate from East Hampton, Conn. Petruzziello transferred to Yale University in 2019.

Any academically motivated student may apply to participate in the Middlesex Community College Honors Program.

Wherever they go, graduates and transfers from the MxCC Honors Program are ready and poised for their future. To find out about the application process, please visit mxcc.edu/honors.

To register for fall classes at Middlesex Community College, visit mxcc.edu/registration. Special fall semester online Q&A chats are also available.

With the state’s new Pledge to Advance Connecticut (PACT) program beginning in Fall 2020, eligible full-time Connecticut students can also pursue the academic enrichment of the MxCC Honors Program debt-free. New students must complete the admission process, including the FAFSA (financial aid application), and register for a full-time course load by July 15 to be PACT eligible. For more information about PACT, please visit ct.edu/pact.

Since 1966, Middlesex Community College has provided high-quality, affordable, and accessible education to a diverse population, enhancing the strengths of individuals through degree, certificate, and lifelong learning programs that lead to university transfer, employment, and an enriched awareness of our shared responsibilities as global citizens. A part of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system, MxCC offers more than 70 degree or certificate programs at the main 35-acre campus in Middletown, MxCC@Platt in Meriden, and online.