Honors Program

What is the Honors Program?

  • The fact that you are interested speaks well of you!  It is great to expect more from yourself than just the bare minimum.  Desiring to learn more and knowing you can rise to a challenge suggest that you are going places in life!!
  • Let's meet the basic requirements: 
    • Do you have a 3.5 or higher GPA in high school, or in college after taking at least 15 college credits?
    • Are you willing to write a one-page letter describing your academic and professional goals, and what you hope to gain from Honors?
  • What does this mean for your college career at WWCC?
    • Maintain 3.5 GPA. If this slips, you will go on probation for one quarter, with requirements to meet with your advisor regularly. If it remains below 3.5, you will no longer be eligible for honors. Once you get it raised above a 3.5 cumulative average again, you can re-enroll in Honors.
    • You can become a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the national honors society for 2-year colleges. (see Staci Simmelink Johnson for details on this)

How to Complete the Honors Program and GRADUATE WITH HONORS:

    • Complete 3 honors classes  (from at least two different academic divisions) over your time at WWCC (these are regularly required classes, such as Psych 100 or Nutrition 101, but will be enhanced to offer an exceptional learning experience for students who have strong capabilities and motivation to learn.)  These classes will be open only to students with a 3.5 GPA or higher, or those with instructor permission.
    • Complete the Honors Colloquium Series: This will be a series of lectures/discussions helping you learn about transferring, scholarships, and other helpful information about your academic career.
    • Complete the Honors Capstone Project. This will include the creating, execution and presentation of a capstone project which demonstrates your achievement and assists your future goals, as well as showcases for the college what an amazing student you are! Ideally, this will involve some community engagement and help you make connections that will be helpful in your future professional/academic life.
    • Complete one Arts/Culture Event each quarter, and write a brief response about your experience.
  • What do you have to do to get started?
    • Come see Staci Simmelink Johnson (staci.simmelink-johnson@wwcc.edu or call  527-4298, office #3 in Academic Ed bldg.) for an application, or just to chat about possibilities. 

PDF Application for Admission to the Honors Program at Walla Walla Community College