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Honors Program

The Honors program at AACC maintains academic rigor while allowing flexibility for qualified students in all majors to participate in an Honors curriculum and receive recognition for their achievements. Students admitted to the Honors program are challenged to develop their full potential through a variety of educational activities, by working with dedicated faculty, and by taking classes with other highly motivated and gifted students. The Honors program provides interdisciplinary learning environments that enable Honors students to collaborate in learning, think critically, communicate effectively, and lead ethically.


Honors Program Options

The AACC Honors program expands opportunities for high achieving students by offering either:

  • A stand-alone Honors Certificate.
  • An Honors Certificate earned simultaneously with a career oriented degree.
  • An Honors Certificate earned simultaneously with a Transfer Studies associates degree.

Program Benefits

As an Honors student, one is able to:

  • Take classes and participate in a variety of activities with other highly motivated and talented students.
  • Work one-on-one with college faculty.
  • Enjoy access to the Honors Studio.
  • Have special opportunities for academic enrichment and social activities.
  • Access to special scholarships at AACC.
  • Have transfer opportunities and scholarships to four year colleges and universities.
  • Receive Honors recognition at graduation and on AACC transcripts.

How to Become an AACC Honors Student

Download and complete the Honors Student Application PDF and return it to the Truxal Library, Room 112. If you have earned at least 12 AACC credits, and plan to use these for your grade point average, you need not obtain official transcripts because we can access your records internally. The personal statement should be 1-2 pages (or more, if you like) in length and it can address your achievements and/or interests in Honors at AACC. 

The Honors Student Handbook PDF is a helpful resource which includes the following:

  • admission and graduation requirements
  • important information for current and prospective honors students
  • forms
  • Honors student application