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Honors Program

Honors Program

Honors Program Mission Statement

Clark State College's Honors Program provides heightened student and faculty interaction and academically challenging coursework to high-achieving and motivated students. The Honors Program requires students to seek intellectual challenges, think critically, reflect upon experiences, and assume more responsibility for their learning experience.

Admission Requirements

Applications for the Honors Program are accepted at the start of the Fall & Spring semesters.

  • High school students or students new to Clark State must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA.
  • Currently enrolled Clark State students must have 3.5 cumulative GPA.
  • Must be enrolled for at least six (6) college credits each semester while in the Honors Program
  • College Credit Plus students taking six (6) credits or more on the Clark State campus or online may also apply if they meet the above criteria
  • High school students and new students to Clark State must request that their official transcript be sent to Clark State.

Note:  Clark State students may apply to the Honors Program only if they have completed or tested out of ENG 1111.

Honors Course Information

Honors Project Part 1: Honors Course
Students follow an Honors Course Approval Process where the Honors Program Coordinator works with the instructor of one of the student's courses to designate it as an honors course. In an honors course, the instructor creates an Honors Project, which is an additional assignment that is more challenging than typical course work. 

Honors Project Part 2: Honors Slide Presentation / Honors Scholarship
Students will complete a slide presentation based on their Honors Project . This is the second step of the project and provides a way to not only share the student’s work concisely, but also reflect on the project as well.

Honors Scholarship

All honors students are required to submit a slide presentation of their Honors Project at the end of the semester. A team of judges will evaluate the presentations, and scholarships will be awarded to eligible students with the highest-ranked presentations. Please refer to the Honors Program Student Guide for scholarship eligibility guidelines.

Honors Program Recognition

Students who complete four Honors courses will receive Honors Distinction at graduation.

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