From across the state and the nation, HutchCC honors students come from various backgrounds all possessing a thirst for knowledge and a desire for an amazing future. Begin your college experience with the HCC Honors Program and leave with amazing tools, connections, and memories for your future.
Students who have a high school GPA of 3.75 or higher and/or a 25 or higher ACT score are eligible for the Honors Program. Also, students with a 3.5 GPA in 12 or more college credits are also eligible for the program. If students do not meet either of these criteria, they may meet with the Honors Program Coordinator to apply for provisional status.
The mission of the HutchCC Honors Program is to provide academically talented students with learning opportunities that broaden perspectives, stimulate intellectual curiosity, and promote personal reflection. To participate in the honors program students must meet one of four criteria to be eligible for the Honors Program:
*Presidential Leadership Scholars must meet one of the other two criteria.
Please contact Ryan Diehl by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
Enjoy a community of scholars in our discussion-based classes where the instructors are able to go into further depth with the subject material. Honors classes are a place not filled with busy work but rather amazing opportunities to build one’s critical thinking skills and examine fascinating topics related but not often covered in the traditional class.
Most of the honors classes meet general education requirements, so they are easy to fit into your schedule and will not keep you from graduating on time.
The HutchCC Honors Program has over a hundred students taking honors classes, and every year over twenty students graduate with either honors or high honors.
With articulation agreements in place with many university honors programs both in and out of Kansas, you are able to transfer directly into their programs upon your graduation at HutchCC.
During the spring semester, honors students have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a faculty mentor as they research a topic of the student’s choice. These projects are then presented at the end of the semester at the Honors Project Celebration. Students also have the opportunity to present their research at regional and national conferences.
To graduate with honors, students must complete 18 hours of honors credit and have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.5.
To graduate with high honors, students must complete at least 22 hours of honors credit and have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.75. Students must also complete an exit interview with the Honors Program Coordinator.