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Honors Program


Students must first apply for admission in the program.  The application includes an essay and provision of a list of references. A student must have a minimal cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above to be admitted into the program.

1. Students will remain in the program in good standing, if the following are requirements are met:

a. Must maintain a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA.

b. Must earn a “B” or higher in all Honors classes.

c. Must take at least one Honors class per academic year to remain in the program.

d. Not found responsible for violating Collin’s academic honesty or disciplinary codes.

2.  Students who are not in good standing are subject to either a probationary semester or administrative removal from the Honors Program.  

a. An Honors Scholar whose cumulative grade point average falls between a 3.0 and 3.49  or who fails to complete a B or higher in his or her honors coursework will be placed on probation in the program for the period of one semester. Any student who fails to bring his or her cumulative grade point average up to a 3.5 or higher and/or fails to take additional honors coursework and earn a B or higher will be dismissed from the program. 

i. Students placed on probation are encouraged to schedule a meeting with an Honors Program director to develop an action plan to improve their academic performance and cumulative GPA.

b.  A student whose cumulative grade point average falls below a 3.0 will be administratively dismissed from the program. Dismissal from the Honors Program may not be appealed; however, students may reapply to the program. 

Honors scholars who fulfill the requirements for satisfactory completion of the program will receive an Honors certificate of completion. An Honors Program Scholar must have earned:

  • a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher at Collin College, and a minimum of 12 credits of honors coursework with a grade of B or higher, and
  • presentation of work in a professional setting at least once (can include but is not limited to conference presentations, publications, exhibition of work, poster sessions, etc.), and
  • complete a minimum of two per year: A) attend academic or workforce-related event at Collin, B) participate in service learning at Collin or community service approved an official Collin College student organization, or C) attend scholarly events at other institutions (by request and with permission of an Honors director). All will require documentation of proof of attendance/participation.
  Use of Honors Suite, computer lab, free scantrons & bluebooks, printing Eligible for Regional Honors Conference Presentation Annual Luncheon Eligible for a Book Scholarship Honors Certificate of Completion Special Regalia at Graduation
Student enrolled in an Honors course Only during the semester, they are enrolled yes yes no no no
Student enrolled in the Honors program Any semester as long as enrolled in the program yes yes yes no no
Graduate of the Honors Program As long as still enrolled at Collin yes yes yes yes yes

1.    Texas Woman’s University

a. Graduates of the Honors program and have an associate’s degree have guaranteed admission into TWU’s Honors Scholar program.

b. Students who have not graduated from the Honors program are not guaranteed into TWU’s Honors Scholar program.

c. Maximum of 12 hrs. Honors credits may be accepted.

d. All students in the Honors Scholar program are on scholarship that covers about 70% of costs.