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Honors Contracts

An Honors contract is a one-credit-hour extension of a regular course that allows more in-depth investigation of a subject.


Honors contracts are offered in a variety of classes as a means for Honors students to gain more knowledge about specific topics covered in a class that is not offered as an Honors course. The focus of the contract is determined by discussions between the student and faculty mentor.

Students do not have to be in the Honors program to enroll in one contract, but must meet the eligibility requirements, including being degree-seeking and having a 3.5 GPA with a minimum of 12 JCCC hours. Enrollment in more than one contract requires admission to the Honors program. There are a limited number of Honors contracts available to students who are not in the Honors program; admission is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Enrollment

Enrollment is during the first two weeks of the spring and fall semesters. Summer session has limited availability for contracts. Students may enroll in a contract associated with a class they are currently enrolled in or a class they completed the previous semester (with instructor discretion). Not all courses are approved for Honors contracts. Honors students should contact the Honors office, COM 201, at 913-469-2434 or by email for additional information.

The process starts in the Honors office, COM 201. Stop in to see what types of exciting opportunities are involved with a contract. You can request information about contracts in the Honors office, COM 201, at 913-469-2434 or by email.