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, suggests that you are going places in life!

Basic Requirements

  • Do you have a 3.5 or higher GPA in at least 15 college level credits (or in high school, if a direct transfer), and are you working toward an AA/AS Transfer degree?

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 PhiThetaKappa, 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 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. Students may select the option of performing a minimum of 10 hours of community service instead of a capstone project, at their discretion.

What do I have to do to get started?

Year
Fall
Winter
Spring
2015
English 101 & Sociology 101
2016
English 101 & Psychology 100
Nutrition 101
History 205
2017
English 101 & Philosophy 101
Voices of Women in Literature
Intro to Climate Science
2018
TBD
Art 100
Political Science 202