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
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, and will seamlessly transfer to a college or university partner (see below).
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; and
- Will be eligible for induction into Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.
Honors Academy partnering institutions include:
- American University;
- Howard University;
- St. Mary’s College;
- Towson University;
- University of Maryland, Baltimore County;
- University of Maryland, College Park.
Honors Academy students must be interested in transferring to one of these partnering institutions.
Requirements for Incoming Freshmen
Eligibility requirements for incoming freshmen include:
- 3.50 cumulative high school GPA.
- Accuplacer Reading minimum score of 264.
- WritePlacer minimum score of 6.
- QAS minimum score of 263.
- Minimum score of 550 in each SAT category.
Obligations of an Honors Academy Scholar
Students admitted to the Honors Academy are responsible for:
- Meeting with the Honors Program/Academy Coordinator within two weeks of admission to the academy for academic advising.
- Meeting with the Honors Program/Academy Coordinator each semester to discuss and review the timetable for completion of an Associate of Science or Associate of Arts degree.
- Completing a minimum of seven honors courses, three of which may be honors contracts, and at least one must be an Honors Colloquium.
- Maintaining a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5.
- Performing 15 hours of approved community service and leadership each semester.
- Attending school full time (minimum of 12 credits).
Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation from teachers, a 500-word essay, a resume that includes activities, an academic transcript, and complete an interview with the Honors Academy coordinator.
The deadline for submitting the application form via email is no later than 4 p.m., June 1 to be considered for the Honors Academy in the fall semester.