The program rewards academic achievement with a partial-tuition scholarship and special
recognition, such as the Honors College Diploma and Medallion at graduation.
Honors College students are offered opportunities for academic enrichment such as participation in local, regional and national conferences, in addition to optional cultural experiences such as movie, theater, or museum excursions.
The Honors College Coordinator assists students with course selection and transfer or career goals in addition to the advisor in their major field of study. Students also receive mentoring from honors faculty members and enjoy forming study groups with other honors students.
MCC Honors College graduates discover that an Honors Diploma opens doors to scholarship opportunities at transfer institutions as well. For example, MCC Honors College graduates are given first priority of all transfer students applying to the UM-Flint Junior/Senior Honors College because of the unique MCC/UM-Flint Honors Transfer Alliance Agreement.
The program is open to students in all majors and all programs of study. Students in the Honors College may be pursuing a 2-year Associate's Degree or 4-year transfer plan of study.
No. A letter from the Dean of your academic program or major is sent to any student carrying 12 credits with a 3.5 GPA in a given semester. Although many students receive these Dean's List letters, you must have a cumulative 3.5 GPA to be eligible for the Honors College.
Honors College students are expected to:
Invitations to apply to the Honors College are sent to all MCC students who are enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours, and who have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher after completion of 12 MCC (or other college) credit hours in 100 or 200 level courses. After mid-semester grades are posted, students may initiate the application process without waiting for a letter of invitation. See Eligibility for full details.
No. Once you have been accepted into the Honors College, your application and letters of recommendation remain on file. However, you must apply for the Honors College Partial-Tuition Scholarship each semester that you plan to take honors courses. See Scholarship details.
Honors College graduates, and early transfer students, as well as their families and friends are invited to the annual Honors Graduation Dinner and Medallion ceremony in late April or early May.
You must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits for Fall or Winter Semester in order to receive the Honors College Scholarship and other benefits of membership in the program.