The Honors Academy at Prince George’s Community College is for academically outstanding students who are interested in a rigorous program of academic excellence, intellectual development, leadership, and community service. Benefits of the Honors Academy • Financial Support An Honors Academy Scholar receives financial support from Prince George’s Community College as long as he or she satisfies the requirements of the Academy. Upon graduation from Prince George’s Community College, the Honors Academy Scholar will receive Honors recognition, seamless transfer to a college or university partner (see below) and possibly be offered financial support. • Excellent Education and Opportunities At Prince George’s Community College, Honors Academy Scholars: - learn from outstanding faculty - have an Honors Academy advisor - become a member of the college’s Honor Society - will be eligible for induction into Phi Theta Kappa international Honor Society Honors Academy partnering institutions include American University; Catholic University; Goucher College; Howard University; St. Mary’s College; Towson University; University of Maryland, Baltimore County; University of Maryland, College Park; and Washington College. Upon graduation from Prince George’s Community College, the Honors Academy scholar receives Honors Academy recognition and may seamlessly transfer to a partnering institution. Honors Academy students must be interested in transferring to one of these partnering institutions. Obligations of an Honors Academy Scholar If a student is admitted to the Honors Academy, he or she is responsible for: • meeting with the Honors Program/Academy Coordinator within 2 weeks of admission to the Academy for academic advising • meeting with the Honors Program/Academy Coordinator each semester to discuss and review timetable for completion of AS/AA degree • completing a minimum of 7 honors courses, four of which may be honors contracts, and at least one must be an Honors Colloquium • maintaining a cumulative 3.5 grade point average • performing 15 hours of approved community service and leadership each semester • attending school full-time (minimum of 12 credits) What is the application deadline? The deadline for application to be considered for the Honors Academy starting Fall semester is no later than June 1, 4pm. Contact our office to obtain more information or an application.