Honors

Graduating from the Honors Program

Honors Graduation Medallions
Honors Graduation Medallions

To graduate from the Honors Program, you need to earn 15 Honors points and an MCCCD-cumulative GPA of at least 3.50.

For every class you complete an Honors project in, you earn points based on the number of credit hours for that class.  For example, if an Honors project is completed in a 3-credit English class, then it would count as 3 points.

Classes chosen for Honors projects must be a minimum of three different prefixes.  Examples of prefixes are BIO, MAT, ENG, etc.  They must also be above the 100 level, letter grade and minimum of 3 credits.  Your Honors projects must also be completed at EMCC.

You may complete more than one Honors project per semester, but you will only be monetarily awarded for one.  Any additional Honors projects successfully completed during the semester will be counted as Honors points. 

Presidents' Scholars are required to complete a project every semester, even if they earn more than 15 Honors points by their fourth semester..

Honors Program Graduate Distinction Levels:

Honors Program Member:  A student who achieves a 3.25-3.49 cumulative GPA when applying for graduation and have completed at least fifteen (15) Honors credits in three different course prefixes (such as MAT, BIO, ENG, etc.).

Honors Program Graduate:  A student who achieves a 3.5-3.74 cumulative GPA when applying for graduation and have completed at least fifteen (15) Honors credits in three different course prefixes (such as MAT, BIO, ENG, etc.) will receive a certificate and black cord.

Honors Program Graduate with Distinction:  A student who achieves a 3.75-4.0 cumulative GPA when applying for graduation and have completed at least fifteen (15) Honors credits in three different course prefixes (such as MAT, BIO, ENG, etc.) will receive a certificate, black cord, and graduation medallion.