Frequently Asked Questions
What is the honors program?
- An academically rigorous program for high-achieving students
- Designed to challenge students and help them grow academically and personally
- Interdisciplinary program
What are the benefits of being an honors scholar?
- Interact with other intellectual, highly motivated students
- Become better prepared for 4-year schools and graduate school
- More competitive applications in the future
- Fun enrichment opportunities
- Smaller class size
- Priority registration
- Work with an honors advisor
Who is eligible to apply?
CFCC Honors Program Eligibility
Current College Student: If you are a current college student with a 3.5 GPA in at least 12 Credit Hours completed at college level, then you are eligible for the Honors Program.
Recent High School Graduate: If you are a recent high school graduate with a 3.5 GPA(unweighted) or a 3.75 GPA (weighted) in high school, then you are eligible for the Honors Program.
Early College High School: If you are currently enrolled in an early high school college with a 3.5 GPA (unweighted) or a 3.75 GPA (weighted) in high school or a 3.5 GPA in at least 12 Credit Hours completed at college level, then you are eligible for the Honors Program.
Career and College Promise (Dual Enrollment): If you are currently in high school and taking college courses through a Career and College Promise program with a 3.5 GPA (unweighted)or a 3.75 GPA (weighted) in high school or a 3.5 GPA in at least 12 Credit Hours completed at college level, then you are eligible for the Honors Program.
College students must be enrolled in the college transfer track to participate in the honors program.
I’m in a vocational program, how come I’m not eligible for the honors program?
With the specific courses that are required for each of the different vocation and health science programs, and the strict timeline required of those students, it is hard to design a course schedule that will benefit those students. The point system that is utilized to direct our competitive admissions for those programs doesn’t allow for any benefit of taking honors classes either. We are putting together a workgroup to try and navigate these problems so that the honors course offerings can be expanded in the future.
How do I apply?
- One-page application form: Online Application
What are the requirements to complete the honors program?
- Complete at least 12 SHC of honors coursework: 4 honors designated academic classes
- Academic classes from all departments will be offered.
How is honors work recognized?
- Each course is noted on transcript.
- Upon completion, “honors program graduate” is noted.
- After graduation, an honors program emblem will be placed on the degree.
- Special recognition at graduation
I’ve been accepted to the honors program, what’s next?
- Set up an appointment to meet with your honors advisor.
- Register for classes, including your honors class.
- Attend orientation in the fall.
- As classes begin, stay in touch with your honors advisor, attend honors functions, study hard!
How do I keep “in good standing” with the honors program?
- “B” or better in all honors coursework
- Cumulative GPA must remain at 3.5 or higher.
What incentive is there for faculty to teach an honors class?
- The opportunity to work with highly motivated students
- The ability to try out new, interesting pedagogical techniques
- Collaborate with other honors faculty
- Smaller class size
I’m a faculty member who would like to teach an honors class. What should I do?
- Come to honors program professional development opportunities.
- Complete and submit a course proposal form!
Who do I contact for more information?
- Dr. Eric Brandon
- 411 North Front Street
- Wilmington, NC 28401-3910
- (910) 362-7436