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What it is

The Honors Program is an opportunity for high-achieving students to enrich their academic and community experiences and pave their way to future academic success. The program is designed for students who:

  • Enjoy learning for learning's sake
  • Often do more than is expected
  • Look for ways to expand their opportunities
  • Strive for excellence

Read the Honors Program FAQs.

Benefits of participating

The Honors Program is dedicated to providing students with opportunities to enrich their academic and community experiences. Some of the many benefits offered through the program include:

  • Improved skills in research, communication and critical thinking
  • Increased marketability to top-tier transfer schools
  • Great preparation for future career goals
  • Honors courses noted on CLC transcripts
  • Tuition scholarships available

In order to be eligible for the Honors Program scholarship, students must:

  • Be a high school graduate
  • Be enrolled in an Honors course

If you withdraw from an Honors class, or receive a grade of "C" of lower, you forfeit your Honors Program scholarship for that class. Please note, scholarships are not guaranteed. The Financial Aid Office takes in account several factors before awarding any scholarships.

Read what other students have to say about being part of the Honors Program.

Course offerings

Each fall and spring semester, six to eight general education transfer courses are offered as honors-only classes with a 650 section number. Honors sections are taught by some of CLC's most engaging faculty members, those who are especially passionate about teaching and working hard to enhance students' academic experience.

Admission requirements

The following are prerequisites, but not a guarantee, of admission to the program.

  • Students entering CLC as freshman: High school GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Current CLC students: CLC GPA of 3.5 or higher (based on at least 12 academic credit hours)
  • ACT composite score of 25 or above (highly recommended but not required)

How to apply to the Honors Program.

CLC Honors Program

Meet Honors Program Coordinator Nick Schevera, three honors professors — Martha Lally, Phyllis Soybel and John Tenuto — and sit in on some of the classroom discussions that are typical of CLC honors classes.

View the Honors Program video transcript.