2009 CCBC College Catalog
Honors for High Achievement
At the end of each academic term, the Dean’s list is published to recognize those students who have achieved outstanding academic success. To qualify, a student must have earned a GPA of at least 3.5 over a minimum of the last twelve (12) credits attempted since the last review, and not have a D or F during that term.
Graduation with honors
Students who qualify for the associate degree and have a GPA of 3.40 to 3.59 will be graduated cum laude; and those from 3.60 to 3.79 will be graduated magna cum laude; those from 3.80 to 4.00 will be graduated summa cum laude.
The Honors program is intended to promote academic excellence in students who are both intellectually gifted and highly motivated. Students are encouraged to think analytically and creatively and are taught to communicate their thoughts effectively in both oral and written projects.
Honors courses are designed to:
Emphasize student involvement
Foster collaboration and inquiry
Require work at a more sophisticated level
Involve participation, exposure to new ideas, active learning and critical thinking
Benefits for participants
Students who enroll in the Honors program and meet minimum requirements, complete at least 15 of the 60 credit hours required for graduation, and earn an overall GPA of 3.5 or better receive Honors certificates, are recognized for their achievements at graduation, and often receive special treatment at transfer institutions. In addition, Honors program participants have access to smaller classes, special social and cultural events, faculty mentors and scholarship eligibility.
The following courses are offered in an Honors format.
The Honors program is open to interested students who show potential for superior academic performance. Students may apply for the program if they already have excellent academic records or if they have just become aware of their potential and have the motivation to excel. Interested students should request applications from their campus Honors program directors: