The NCC Honors Program is designed to meet the needs of its most academically prepared students. It will do so by providing an enriched educational environment in which students will be challenged to reach their full intellectual potential and to better prepare themselves for the academic demands of a four-year college or university. The program will feature a wide range of honors courses, representing a variety of departments. Academically prepared students from all majors, looking for an exciting, dynamic educational experience here at NCC, are invited to apply to participate in the program!
How does one gain admission into the Honors Program?
To be admitted to the program, one must, in addition to meeting the requirements for admission into English I, meet ONE of the following:
How do I know if the Honors Program is right for me?
If you can meet any of the above admissions requirements, and you can answer yes to at least half of the following questions, the honors program is likely to be a great choice for you:
Again, if this generally sounds like you, you should consider the honors program.
What are the benefits of being in the Honors Program?
What's distinctive about honors classes?
Each honors class offers something special and unique, but they all share in common a commitment to the following characteristics:
If honors classes are harder, won't joining the Honors Program hurt my GPA?
Quite to the contrary! The right students shouldn't be surprised to find themselves getting better grades in honors courses than in non-honors courses!
The fact is, different students thrive in different environments. Often highly academically prepared students do better in smaller classes with similarly prepared students. For a student who thrives in an environment in which s/he is given the chance to take responsibility for his or her own learning, the opportunities outlined in this brochure would make learning fun and exciting, and we all know that when learning is fun and exciting, learning is, in fact, easier. Again: quite to the contrary!
Is there any reason to join the Honors Program if I won't be here long enough to complete it?Absolutely! Beyond the enriched learning experience the program offers in each of its classes, your transcripts will reflect each honors class you take. So even if you only have time to take one course in the program, doing so will benefit you on multiple levels.
If I still have further questions, where can I go?
Cara McClintock-Walsh(coordinator of the Honors Program): College Center 170;
Jim McCarthy (director of admissions): Admissions office;