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Honors Institute
Welcome to Collin College's Honors Institute
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Honors classes are fun, uniquely interactive experiences with a different approach to education. Unlike high school honors courses, it is not more work or harder work that distinguishes a Collin College Honors Course.  Honors classes at Collin are different because of smaller class sizes that lend themselves to highly interactive, participatory learning experiences.  With a student population that tends to be highly motivated and driven, Collin students report that the atmosphere in the Honors classroom leads them to push themselves further than in other classes, through a mix of mutual encouragement, collaboration and heightened expectations.    

For more information, check out our video. 

Honors Scholarship Information 

Honors Full Scholarship: worth $1250.00

- 2 awarded each fall semester; 3 awarded each spring semester. 

- Honors faculty nominate students for this award.


Honors Foundation Scholarship: worth $500.00

- 2 awarded each fall semester. 

- Application found on the Foundation website 


HISO Excellence Fund

- amount awarded depends on funds each semester.

- application found here.  


Click here to receive Honors updates w/o giving out your phone number (and it's free)! 


How to register for an Honors class:

High School students: If you are coming directly from a high school, please travel to the campus and bring an official copy of your transcript when you register. Your Advisor will over-ride you into the class.

Dual Credit students: You may register either in person or through CougarWeb online.

College Students: You may register either in person or through CougarWeb online.


HISO Excellence Fund scholarships now available                                                                

If your application is chosen, we will pay for one upcoming Honors course!

Check back occasionally for the application. It will be found in the "events" link. 

Congratulations to our fall 2014 winner: Stephanie Nunes


How does Honors Priority Registration work? 

Students who are enrolling in at least 1 Honors class, may register on the first day of registration, no matter how many hours they have accumulated.

All that is required is that you register in person, rather than on-line.


Earn points toward your Health Science application!

The Programs listed below have agreed to apply "bonus" points to the applications of students wishing to apply to their Program, if the student takes select HONORS classes.

For more information, see the "Announcements" link to the right of this screen.

For more Program-specific information, check out these links:







Honors T-shirts are being sold in the Collin bookstores this semester.

Don't miss out, buy one today!                             


Congratulations to the 2013 $500.00 Honors Institute Scholarship winners!

Kieu Nguyen and Nina Cook


What others are saying about Honors at Collin College

"It's comprehensive learning with other students who care about their grades. It's interactive and hands on rather than memorization. I loved taking honors classes!" ~Taylor Chavez, Collin College Honor Student


"We get to explore concepts from angles outside normal curriculum." ~Alex Fleming, Collin College Honor Student


Honors professors are highly credentialed, award-winning academicians who have a passion for teaching and seek to exemplify scholarship for their students.  Teaching Honors sections allows them the opportunity to take their teaching to the next level.


"For me, the Honors classes are different in process and product. In other words, my teaching style differs in that the Honors classes are led in a more seminar/discussion format. There is less lecturing and testing and more theoretical discussion & experimentation (hands on analysis).  Also, at the end of the semester, the Honors course has something tangible - a research paper written by the students. They are encouraged to present that research and try to have it published as well." ~ Jenny Warren, Professor of Communication Studies & Director of the Honors Institute.


"I am so happy to be part of Honors at Collin. I was very nervous when I took my first Honors course - College Algebra. I had not made an A in a math class since middle school. Because of Professor Galloway and the amazing Honors department, I can now say I made an A in my first college math course! I am so excited!" ~ Nina Cook, Collin College Honors student.


Benefits of Honors courses:

*Smaller class sizes foster open dialogue and debate among students and professors. *Honors notations on your transcript build stronger applications for scholarships and university admissions. *Articulation agreements with Honors programs at several local Universities. *Honors classes are great preparation for courses at four-year schools. *Access to Honors Institute Student Resource Center with computer lab at Spring Creek (room F-102) and Preston Ridge Campus (room F-135) and Central Park Campus (D-205-207) *Same cost as traditional classes. *Multiple Honors-Designated scholarships awarded each semester.  

Honors students have both the opportunity to win recognition here at Collin College and enhanced opportunities for admission and scholarships to reputable four-year colleges and universities.


National Membership:

Collin College is a member of NCHC (the National Collegiate Honors Council)


Make certain to check out the "Announcements" and "Events" links for exciting opportunities & scholarship announcements --------------------------->


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Contact Information
Jenny Warren, MS 
Director, Honors Institute
Main Office: Spring Creek,

Secondary Office: Central Park,