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AACC Honors Program


The Honors program is for high-achieving students who wish to excel in a diverse and interdisciplinary learning environment. The focus is on collaboration in learning, critical thinking, effective communication and ethical leadership. The Honors program maintains academic rigor while allowing flexibility for qualified students in all majors to receive recognition for their achievements. Courses are defined by a different method of teaching and learning.

Criteria for the Honors Program

  • Eligibility for ENG 121
    • Completion of ENG 111 or scoring an appropriate level on the English Placement Test.
  • Eligibility for Math 012 
    • Scoring an appropriate level on the Mathematics Placement Test.
  • High School grade point average of 3.4 or completion of 12 college credits with a grade point average of 3.4.
  • To remain eligible, students must maintain a 3.4 overall G.P.A.

Benefits of Being in the Honors Program

  • Choose from a number of Honors courses designed to provide more a meaningful learning experience.
  • Study, relax and use the computers in the Honors lounge.
  • Participate in a number of on-campus and off-campus activities sponsored by the Honors office.
  • Receive assistance from a personal admissions counselor during registration.
  • Benefit from taking classes with Honors faculty and other highly motivated students.
  • Receive assistance with applying for scholarships to four-year colleges and universities.
  • Graduate with an Honors distinction on your transcript.
  • Gain the competitive edge when applying to your transfer institution.
  • A variety of scholarships are available to you.

     TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2015

    You are warmly invited and encouraged to attend an informational evening highlighting the Honors Program at AACC!  This special event will be open to high-achieving high school seniors and currently enrolled AACC students and guests. The event will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. in the Dining Hall located in the Student Union Building on the Arnold campus.  This is a wonderful opportunity to learn first-hand, the details about the Honors Program, including eligibility, the application process, benefits, scholarship opportunities and the positive impact honors courses will have on your education and future.  This event will be presented by Erica Yeager,  Associate Professor of Sociology, Department Chair-African American Studies, Anthropology, Futures, Geography and Honors Program Coordinator who will be on hand to answer any and all of your questions through an interactive presentation.  Pre-registration is encouraged!  Questions? Please contact: Leilani McGrath at 410-777-1281

    Two ways to Register:
    1.  Call Leilani McGrath at 410-777-1281  or 
    2. Register here.  Save form and email directly to