The Honors Institute at Collin College offers qualified students (those students with a 3.5 GPA or higher) an enhanced academic experience during their time on our campus, solid preparation for transfer to four-year and/or graduate programs, and several benefits in recognition of their academic achievements.
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Benefits of taking Honors courses include:
Find out more about being an Honors student on our FAQs Page.
In addition, Collin College's Honors Institute is part of a national network of honors programs.
Collin College is a member of NCHC (the National Collegiate Honors Council)
Our Spring Creek, Central Park, and Preston Ridge Campuses all offer Honors Institute
offices where you can meet with the Campus Director, request scantrons, use the computer
lab, and take advantage of our free printing. Please feel free to contact your campus
director (info to your right) if you have any questions.
Collin College honors students have many opportunities to get involved with clubs and honor societies on campus. Please make an OrgSync account at orgsync.com and then you will be able to see all of the clubs on campus. Transferring to a four-year college or university can be a competition, and more so for honors students. Joining and participating in clubs and honor societies can go a long way toward making your applications stand out. Most importantly, you have a chance to give back to our campus and our community.
There are several on-campus honors organizations to choose from, including:
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars is an Honor Society which offers qualified students opportunities for internships, networking, and scholarships. Membership is by invitation and students must have a 3.4 GPA or higher to be invited. The NSCS conducts an induction ceremony once a year. To find out more, go to the national web site:
Phi Theta Kappa is the largest and most prestigious honor society among two-year colleges. Collin College has a long and esteemed relationship with this organization which promotes academic achievement and offers qualified students networking and scholarship opportunities. Membership is by invitation and students must have a 3.5 GPA or higher to be invited. PTK conducts an induction ceremony once a semester. To find out more, go to the national web site: