Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Honors Program Eligibility and Application

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTSHON leadership 10

In order to be a member of the Honors Program, students must do the following:

  • Submit an application to the Honors Campus Coordinator or the Honors Program Office.
  • Be eligible for college-level courses English Composition I (ENG 101) and Algebra Fundamentals (MAT 090) or above. If college-level English and mathematics were completed at another college or university, an official transcript must be submitted with the application to the program.
  • Be enrolled in an associate degree program, either full or part-time. Students in certificate programs are not eligible.
  • Meet the entrance requirements for their particular status at the time of application (see below).

Current or returning CCAC students must meet the following criteria:

  • have at least 9 credits of college-level courses
  • eligibility for college-level english and mathematics (see second bullet above) as determined by CCAC placement tests
  • a minimum institutional GPA of 3.5
    Note: A candidate whose institutional GPA falls between a 3.25 and a 3.5 may make special application to the Honors Program with a recommendation from a CCAC faculty member and a personal interview with the Honors Campus Coordinator.

HON Forum 10 II

High school graduates or dual-enrollment seniors who complete the CCAC placement test confirming eligibility for college-level English and mathematics (see second bullet above) must meet two of the following four criteria:

  • have a high school GPA of 3.5 or greater
  • be in the top 10% of the high school
  • graduating class have a minimum SAT score of 1180 or a minimum ACT score of 26
  • be a member of the National Honor Society

Transfer students must meet the following criteria:

  • have completed a minimum of 9 credits at their previous post-secondary institution(s)
  • eligibility for college-level english and mathematics (see second bullet above) as determined by CCAC placement tests have a minimum GPA of 3.5 from the post-secondary institution(s)
  • Note: A candidate whose GPA falls between a 3.25 and a 3.5 may make special application to the Honors Program with a recommendation from a CCAC faculty member and a personal interview with the Honors Campus Coordinator.