Honors Program General Information

Honors Program Goals

  • Contribute to the intellectual, social, and personal growth of our students.
  • Prepare students to compete and excel in challenging academic and professional environments.
  • Enhance transfer opportunities through establishing articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities.
  • Provide opportunities for comparative studies, community service, and leadership training.
  • Provide ongoing academic and professional counseling to honor students.

Honors Program Admission Requirements:

The General Honors Program is a college-wide program designed for the high achieving student. Students who have a 3.25 cumulative GPA at STC and incoming freshmen with a high-school GPA of 3.5 qualify for admittance into the Honors Program. The Honors Program requires that participating students take at least one Honors course per-semester and complete a minimum of 12 hours of honors credits prior to graduating. Students must maintain a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade point average in STC Core Courses to qualify for and remain in the program. If the cumulative GPA drops below 3.25, the student will be put on honors probation, and is no longer eligible to enroll in any Honors classes until their cumulative GPA is raised to 3.25 or higher. During this probation period, the student will contact the campus Honors Program Facilitator to set up an intervention plan to bring the cumulative GPA to a 3.25 or higher. Students who do not enroll in the Honors Program but wish to take honors classes can do so providing that they meet the Honors Program eligibility requirements and participate in an interview with the Facilitator.

Honors Program Application Process and Form

  1. Each student must apply for admission.
  2. Application forms can be obtained in room X-105 or downloaded from the following link.
  3. Each application will be reviewed and admission will be determined by the Academic Excellence Office.
  4. Students may apply at any time during the academic year.

Contact Information

For more information on the Honors Program, you may visit the Academic Excellence Office located in the Pecan Campus Ann Richards Administration Building Room X - 105.