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Honors Program

Unlock Your Potential

Step into the world of the Honors Program at CC, where high-performing students like you are challenged, inspired and nurtured in a stimulating environment. As an Honors student, you're not just part of a program, you're part of a thriving intellectual community.

Exclusive Benefits

Live in a quiet, studious community, designed specifically for our Honors Program members to promote a culture of academic focus, encourage fruitful intellectual exchanges outside the classroom.

Financial Advantages

Qualify for the exclusive Honors Scholarship; access priority registration; and enroll in up to 21 credit hours per semester without paying any course overload fee.

Expanded Experiences

Apply Education Abroad credits and internship experiences towards earning an Honors minor, providing a unique opportunity to combine practical experience with academic learning.

Admission Criteria

After being admitted to Columbia College, students must meet the following criteria for acceptance to the Honors Program:

For Incoming Freshmen For Transfer Students
  • Minimum 3.6 high school GPA
  • Minimum 26 ACT, 1200 SAT or 2800 GED

Students who do not meet the minimum requirements may submit a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or counselor.

  • 30 transferable credit hours
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale

Transfer students will be sent an application for the Honors Program after transcripts and test scores have been evaluated. The application includes a short essay.

Students must be admitted to the program before registering for Honors classes and enjoying the program’s benefits.

because a future built by you is a future built for you.

Too many people have been made to feel that higher education isn’t a place for them— that it is someone else’s dream. But we change all that. With individualized attention and ongoing support, we help you write a new story for the future where you play the starring role.