Honors Program Policies


Admission

Students who qualify for admission to the Honors program should complete an application, submit it to the Honors program office, and schedule an interview with the Honors program director.

Retention

In order to remain in the Honors program, students must maintain a 3.5 GPA and demonstrate consistent progress toward graduating from the Honors program and from JCCC.

Scholarship Eligibility

Students newly selected to receive the Honors scholarship will not be awarded the funds if their cumulative GPA falls below 3.5 during the semester before the scholarship begins.

Probation Semester

If a current Honors student’s cumulative GPA drops below 3.5, he or she may be allowed one semester to raise overall grades. Students should contact the Honors program director to discuss alternatives should this situation occur. Students who are unable to raise their GPA after the one semester “grace period” will be dropped from the program. Extenuating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis.

Withdrawal from Honors Coursework

Any student who wishes to withdraw from an Honors course or Honors contract should contact the Honors program director to discuss implications. Withdrawing may affect funding for scholarship recipients.

Honors Coursework Grades

Any Honors coursework taken to fulfill a requirement of the Honors program must be completed with a grade of an A or B. Honors coursework taken Pass/Fail or with a grade of C or below will not be counted toward the fulfillment of Honors requirements. 

Dropping Honors

If a student is unable to complete requirements of the Honors program, he or she should notify the office immediately. It is suggested that the student meet with the Honors program director and/or the Honors program adviser, as the decision may have implications for scholarship eligibility and transfer to a four-year college.

Attending Conferences/Publishing Work

Students who wish to attend/present at Honors conferences or have work published on ScholarSpace will be selected based on the merit of their work.