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CCBC Honors College

A community of scholars

The Honors College is looking for motivated students like you.

CCBC's Honors College is a welcoming network of dedicated faculty and academically driven students. Honors scholars expand their minds with innovative learning experiences, research opportunities and customized mentorship with distinguished faculty.

The Honors College is for part- and full-time students who want to enhance their academic experience. Make the most of your college experience surrounded by a community of scholars.



Benefits of the Honors College

  • Scholarship opportunities: Honors students receive a $600 course scholarship each semester they register for honors courses and earn a 3.5 semester GPA, and members may apply for full and partial tuition scholarships as well as book scholarships.
  • Smaller class size.
  • Academic and transfer advising.
  • Honors-sponsored social and cultural events throughout the year.
  • Special recognition at graduation.
  • Guaranteed admission to many area colleges and universities with completion of the honors certificate.
  • Access to designated honors study space with amenities.
  • Opportunities to apply for numerous funded special academic programs, including summer experiences, undergraduate research independent study sections, winter seminars and a year-long honors scholars program.
CCBC Honors student, Calise Harper

I was originally planning on attending a four-year institution, but I do not want to have student debt. So I chose to start at CCBC.

Applying to the Honors College

The Honors College is open to academically dedicated and highly motivated CCBC students. Students may apply on a rolling basis to be admitted to the Honors College for the following semester.

To get started:

  • Apply to and enroll at CCBC.
  • Complete the CCBC Honors application.
  • Get two recommendations.
  • Write a 500-word essay (see application for directions).
  • Submit a writing sample, such as a paper from a previous ENGL 101 or 102 class.
  • Gather your high school/college transcripts.
  • Send or bring all of the above items to the CCBC Honors College office on the campus you plan to attend.

Applicants are notified by USPS mail and/or email after the CCBC Honors Committee has reviewed their applications.

Honors College courses

Our honors courses help you further develop communication skills, encourage independent discovery, and foster analytical thinking and creativity.

They are not designed to require more work than standard courses. Instead, these classes further challenge you to delve deeper into the subject matter. Writing is a significant part of each course.

Current honors courses

CCBC Honors College offices

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