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About Honors Program

  • Honors Program

    The mission of the Prince George’s Community College Honors Program is to promote the

    intellectual growth and enrichment of academically outstanding students. The program offers a

    curriculum that challenges and stimulates students through special honors courses. In addition,

    students are provided with many other unique learning opportunities, events, and benefits.

    Honors Program Benefits


    Members of the college’s Honors Program are provided with many unique opportunities:

    • Academic advising


    • Stimulating classes that provide challenging course work and engaging class discussions


    • The designation of honors courses on students’ transcripts


    • Citation in Honors designation for eligible students


    • Awards to outstanding students


    • An Honors Blackboard site highlighting Honors Program activities and student achievements


    • Co-curricular activities sponsored by the Honors Society


    • Membership in Phi Theta Kappa for eligible students


    • The opportunity to meet, work, and interact with other honors students


    • Use of the Honors Student Center


    • Resume workshops


    • Transfer institution info sessions


    • Scholarship info sessions


    • Scholarship preparation and support


    A student may be admitted to the Honors Program based on his or her scores on the college’s placement examination as well as high school or college grade point average.  Admission is open to full-time and part-time students. New members are accepted throughout the year.


    Students with a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average should strongly consider applying. 


    Qualifications to join and maintain eligibility in the Honors Program


    A student is admitted to the Honors Program based on his or her scores on the college’s


    placement examination and high school or college grade point average. Current college


    students’ transcripts will also be reviewed regarding math and English. Admission is


    open to full-time and part-time students. New members are accepted throughout the year.


    To find out if you are eligible, simply complete the program application or


    download and complete the application from the honors Web page and return it to the


    Honors Program office in Marlboro Hall, Room 1089.


    Students with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average should strongly consider applying.


    Once admitted into the Honors Program, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0


    or higher to take honors courses and to receive the benefits of program membership. In


    addition, a student must complete a minimum of two honors courses or honors contracts


    during his or her tenure at the college. The Honors Program offers honors versions of most


    general education course requirements. Honors courses are offered fall and spring semesters;


    they are not offered during intersession or summer sessions.


    All incoming and continuing Honors Program students are required to sign and submit


    two Honors Program agreements.

    Requirements for continuing in the Honors Program

    1.     Maintain a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA;


    2.     Take at least two honors courses by the time of graduation;


    3.     Abide by the college-wide Student Code of Conduct;


    4.     Abide the college-wide policy of Academic Integrity;


    5.     Abide by the Honors Student Center Rules of Use agreement;


    6.     Inform the Honors Program office staff of any changes in contact information;     


    7.     Serve as student role model of academic excellence at the college.


    Also see the Honors Code of Academic Conduct.


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  • The Honors Program,
    Marlboro Hall, 1089

    Office Hours:

    Monday - Friday, 8am to 4pm


    301 Largo Road, Largo, MD 20774


    (301) 546-7530


    (301) 546-0456

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