Honors Program

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The Honors Program is an academic program designed for the needs and interests of academically advanced and motivated students.

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Vision and Values

The mission of the Delgado Community College Honors Program is to devise and deliver in-class and extracurricular academic experiences that provide a distinctive learning environment for selected students*. The Honors Program provides opportunities for measurably broader, deeper, and more complex learning-centered and learner-directed experiences for its students than are available elsewhere in the institution. The honors community is composed of carefully selected teachers and students who form a cross- or multi-disciplinary cohort dedicated to achieving exceptional learning and personal standards.
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Integrity, Respect, Excellence
  • Social Responsibility and Civic Engagement
  • Enhanced personal, social, and intellectual development
  • Academic opportunity and challenge for Honors students and faculty
  • Lifelong Learning, Continuous Improvement

Honors Courses Offer

  • Intellectual stimulus, fulfillment of general education requirements and are transferable
  • Smaller learning environments with meaningful class discussions and more nurturing student-professor interaction
  • Special recognition, an impressive transcript and scholarship opportunities
  • Travel opportunities in the U.S.A. and abroad
  • Participation in cultural, social and scholarly events

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Selection Criteria

To enter the DCC Honors Program, students must have at least ONE of the following:

  • 3.0/4 GPA at Delgado or another college
  • ACT 22 or SAT 1100 or higher
  • 113 ACCUPLACER
  • High School GPA of 3.5/4 or higher
  • Evidence of exceptional leadership or service

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Graduation Criteria

To graduate in the Delgado Honors Program, students must have ALL of the following:

  • 3.4/4 cumulative GPA
  • 15 credit hours of Honors courses
  • E-Portfolio

Honors Option Contract

The Honors Option allows students to earn honors credit in courses not specifically designated as “Honors.” It is activated when a student and instructor draw up an agreement specifying work the student should do to earn honors credit. The student, instructor, and honors director sign the contract, and upon successful completion, the student receives an “Honors” designation on his or her transcript.

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For more information or assistance with the online application or contract, please contact Prof. Steven Edwards at sedwar@dcc.edu or (504) 671-6373.