St. Clair County Community College Catalog 2011-12 Edition
The St. Clair County Community College Honors Program is designed to satisfy the needs of students who are hard-working and self-motivated, are curious and appreciate exploring a topic in depth, and enjoy strong interaction with instructors and fellow students. A student may earn an Honors degree in any associate degree program.
Honors degree if program is completed
Greater academic challenges
Recognition for outstanding achievement
Greater depth in subject matter
More stimulating course work with greater interaction
Honors options in regular courses
New honors courses
Smaller class size
Honors Program credential on transcript
Be enrolled at St. Clair County Community College.
Fill out the Honors Program application form, available at www.sc4.edu/honors.
Program admission criteria:
One of the following minimums for admission:
ACT Composite score of 25
Minimum Writing COMPASS score of 95
3.2 high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale
Two of the following for admission:
ACT Math score of 24
ACT Writing score of 25
College Algebra COMPASS score of 46
GED score of 55
3.0 GPA at SC4 or other college
Membership in National Honor Society in high school
Recommendation by Honors Program director, advisor or faculty
To remain in good standing in the honors program, a student must maintain a 3.00 overall GPA and receive at least a B in each honors class.
To receive the honors associate degree, a student in the honors program must receive a grade of at least a B in four different honors courses and complete all other degree requirements with an overall GPA of 3.00 or better.
If a student falls below a 3.00 GPA or receives less than a B in an honors course, he/she will be placed on “program probation” for one semester. During that semester, the student may take, with permission, an honors course and must regain a 3.00 GPA by the end of that probationary semester to remain in the program.
If the student received less than a B in an honors course, he/she must retake the honors course or designate a “replacement” honors course after the probationary semester.
If the probationary student fails to regain a 3.00 after one semester or fails to obtain a B grade in an honors course after the probationary semester, he/she will be dropped from the honors program.
If no honors course suitable to the student's curriculum is available after the probationary semester, a one semester waiver will be permitted before the original honors course must be retaken or a replacement course taken.
For good cause, the director, with the consent of the Honors Committee, will be permitted some discretion in the application of these guidelines.
Any student who wishes to withdraw from the honors program may do so at any time without penalty. He/she may seek a regular associate degree.
Any student who is dropped from the honors program may, of course, pursue a regular associate degree provided he/she fulfills the requirements.
SPECIAL NOTE: An honors option is available for non-honors courses. This option course can replace one of the regular honors courses. Provided the instructor is willing, the option would involve some special work within the regular course that the student, the instructor and the honors director agree is acceptable.
Return all completed forms to: Honors Program Applications Enrollment Services St. Clair County Community College 323 Erie St., P.O. Box 5015 Port Huron, MI 48061-5015