Honors Program Overview
The NCC Honors Program is designed to meet the needs of its most academically prepared students. It does so by providing an enriched educational environment in which students will be challenged to reach their full intellectual potential and to better prepare themselves for the academic demands of a four-year college or university. The program features a wide range of honors courses as part of the general education core in all degree programs. Honors courses provide smaller classes, research opportunities, and application of course content through off campus experiences and creative projects.
Students may enter the honors program directly out of high school, or as an already-established college student. You may qualify for the program in one of several ways:
- If you have a 3.5 high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or...
- If you have graduated from the top 20% of your high school class or...
- If you have a 3.5 college GPA after 12 credits (in transfer courses only) or...
- If you get a recommendation from someone familiar with your academic abilities
All students must complete the application for the honors program, and must meet NCC placement requirements for English I.
Additionally Honors students who transfer to four-year schools that we have transfer agreements with benefit from:
- Preferred application consideration
- Waived Application Fee
- Expectation of starting with junior level status upon transfer
- Meeting with a representative from the institution
Four-years schools we have honors transfer agreements with:
- Albright College
- Arcadia University
- Cedar Crest College
- Delaware Valley University
- DeSales University
- Dickinson College
- East Stroundsburg University
- Keystone College
- Kutztown University
- Lafayette College
- Lehigh University
- Moravian College