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Honors Program

Eastfield College Honors Program

Are you a curious student interested in taking small classes that encourage intellectual exploration and engagement?

Are you looking for academic and social interaction with other highly motivated students?

Are you interested in improving your chances of transferring to a university honors program and gaining a scholarship?

If so, register for Eastfield Honors Courses! 

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What is an Honors Course?

Honors courses are designed to challenge students intellectually, to deepen their knowledge, and to teach them to think in new ways. Honors courses are limited to 25 students or less, which encourages more interaction between students and professors.   Anyone can register for an honors course, though a GPA of 3.5 or greater is strongly recommended.  Honors credit will be designated on college transcripts.

What is the Honors Program?

The Honors Program is designed for students who are interested in joining a community of scholars and who desire to transfer to a university Honors Program.  Honor students will complete a minimum of 15 credit hours in designated Honors Program courses and will participate in service learning and leadership activities.
Students in the honors program benefit from fellowship with other motivated students and by working closely with assigned mentors.  Graduating from the Honors Program may enhance students’ ability to qualify for admission to a university honors program and to obtain transfer scholarships.

How do I join the Honors Program?

Students who meet the following requirements are encouraged to apply to the program:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.5 for entering freshmen or current students who have completed at least 12 hours of transferable college credit
  • Accuplacer met for reading and writing
  • Good standing with Eastfield College and/or previous institutions attended

To be considered for admission, students must complete the Honors Program Application Form and obtain two letters of recommendation. One must be from a former instructor and the second may be from an instructor or an advisor/ counselor familiar with your academic work.

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What are the requirements to graduate from the Honors Program?

To graduate from the Honors Program and to receive the Honors Scholars distinction the following requirements must be met:

  • Completion of at least 15 hours of honors courses in the Eastfield Honors Program.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.35 overall and in honors classes
  • Completion of at least 30 hours of service learning
  • Attendance in at least four Leadership Academy workshops and completion of reflection papers on each

Useful Links:

E-LEAD:  Find out about leadership workshops for completing your hours at: www.eastfieldcollege.edu/ssi/studentlife/SLA.asp

SERVICE LEARNING: Obtain information about completing your Service Learning Requirements at:  www. Eastfieldcollege.edu/Service Learning/

Phi Theta Kappa: www.ptk.org (International  Organization) or www.eastfieldcollege.edu/SSI/studentlife/PTK/index.asp (Local Chapter) or email efcptk@gmail.com

Memberships: Great Plains Honors Council www.greatplainshonors.com

National Collegiate Honors Council www.nchchonors.org