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Admission

Eligibility
  1. The Honors Program is open to all new and continuing NCC students whether part-time or full-time who meet the following general criteria for admission:
  2. Incoming students: Be a high school graduate or GED recipient AND
    • Have earned the following minimum SAT scores: English score of 550 and Writing score of 8 OR
    • Have earned the following minimum Accuplacer scores: Reading 95, Writing 6.
    • Incoming students who do not meet these criteria but who have other significant evidence of academic potential are welcome to self-nominate. Contact an academic advisor or the Honors Program coordinator for more details.
  3. Current NCC students: Have earned at least 12 credits of college-level work with at least 6 credits in General Education courses, and have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30
  4. Transfer students: Have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30, and have transferred at least 12 credits of college-level work with at least 6 credits in General Education courses OR have completed 6 credits in another college’s honors program with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.20.
Application process
  1. Applying to the Honors Program involves three steps:
    • Complete an application form available from the Admission Office or from the Honors Program Coordinator
    • Provide two letters of reference from faculty who can attest to your academic ability, motivation, and potential to succeed in the Honors Program
    • Write an essay explaining why you should be accepted into the Honors Program. The essay format is provided in the Honors Program application.
  2. Interested students are encouraged to meet with the Honors Program Coordinator prior to completing an Honors Program application.
Retention
  1. To remain in the Honors Program
    • Students must maintain an overall cumulative GPA of 3.20.
    • If a student’s cumulative GPA falls below 3.20, he or she will be placed on Honors probation. During the semester of Honors probation, the student must raise his or her overall cumulative GPA to a minimum of 3.20
  2. Students not meeting the overall minimum 3.20 GPA at the end of the probationary semester may be withdrawn from the Honors Program.