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Both new and current JJC students can apply to the honors program.
JJC Honors Program Application
You must have one of the following to apply:
You must have one of the following to apply:
To help students in all majors achieve academic success.
The Honors program advances the intellectual development of students. It also creates a community of scholars that represents not only its individual members, but JJC as a whole.
Most honors courses are gen ed transfer courses.
Honors courses can be found in the following subjects:
Our goals are to provide these benefits to our students:
Honors classes are not structured to simply give more work. Instead, our philosophy of teaching encourages more interaction and discussion in the classroom, along with more engaging assignments.
Interdisciplinary courses are unique pairings of TWO classes in which instructors design special curriculum that overlaps both sections. These sections are often team taught, with each instructor participating and contributing to each other's sections.
No. Honors classes are assigned to faculty members who are chosen to teach for the program. However, you can choose the instructor you want to work with for your in-course honors projects.
YES! Part of the entry process requires an entry interview with the Program Director. Special circumstances like this can be discussed.
On your application, let us know that your GPA was based on a 5-point scale. Our office will adjust your GPA to make a determination.
Yes. Provisional entry into the program can be granted after the entry interview. Otherwise, JJC's GPA can be used to determine eligibility.
YES! Both part-time and full-time students are welcome.
YES. Honors courses are noted with an "H" or a similar abbreviation (H, Hon, Honors).
YES! Active participation in the program just means that you are enrolled in honors classes and that you participate in some forums and colloquia. Two activities or meetings a semester count toward involvement in the co-curricular portions of the program.
While there's no real time limit for computer use, please be respectful of others who may need to use the computer.
The honors program will help you become a more competitive candidate for the school of your choice. In many cases, students can take advantage of honors-to-honors articulation opportunities while transferring. All JJC honors courses are transferable.
You can earn college credit for successful completion of AP tests in specific courses or through CLEP tests. While these won't count towards honors credits, these can still count toward degree requirements.
The program is made up of traditional high school graduates, home-schooled students, returning adult students, international students and more. We also have a diverse amount of student majors.
No. Students may continue in the program as long as they are enrolled in JJC classes.
As a JJC student, take advantage of as many advisors as you can. This includes advisors in your area of study or student advisors.
However, as an honors student, you can register for courses early. The Honors Director is the only one with the ability to pre-register your courses. Additionally, registration in Honors sections is limited to those students who have met the requirements of the program, or who have made special arrangements with the Director to enroll in these classes.
No. Many students enjoy honors coursework and do not intend to graduate from JJC. Graduation from the program is not a requirement to be a member.
Priority registration is given to all JJC students who have at least 45 credit hours or more. PRE-registration is granted to Honors Program members. This allows them to register early.
No. The honors program meets the needs of most majors. It also meets the needs of most transfer students.
In-course honors opportunities allow students to create special projects to earn HONORS designation in a class not otherwise offered by the program. That is, students can complete in-course honors work and earn "honors" designation on their transcripts for that class, provided the in-course application procedure and project are properly completed.
If you fail one class, that doesn't mean that you are automatically dismissed from the program. Cumulative GPAs are used in determining active status and successful completion of the program.
In order to graduate from the Honors Program, you must have an OVERALL cumulative GPA of 3.5.
YES. However, you may need to fill out another application and complete another interview.
Honors students may have the opportunity to join the Alpha Lambda Phi, a chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa, an international honors society.
Membership is offered at the beginning of the fall or spring semesters (September or January). Eligibility requirements include: