Honors Program Application

The ECC Honors Program invites all students who are motivated to learn, curious about the world, and who want to engage on campus and in their communities to apply. Our Honors Program shares our college’s values of equity and diversity, committing to creating an inclusive community that values diversity in all forms and perspectives. Our Honors Program believes in the potential of all students to learn and grow.

Although new ECC students, current ECC students, and transfer students can meet specified criteria to be guaranteed admission into the Honors Program (see below), we encourage all students who believe they will thrive within our Honors community and who are committed to learning to apply. If you do yet meet the specific criteria for guaranteed admission into the Honors program, we ask that in addition to completing the information requested on the application, you complete the personal statement section explaining why you wish to be part of our Honors Program and what personal strengths will lead to your growth and success.

Guaranteed Program Admission Criteria

New Students

New first-time college applicants need to only meet one of the following criteria for guaranteed admission into the Honors Program:

  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • ACT® composite score of 25.
  • SAT score of 1710 or higher (if taken before March 2016), or new SAT score of 1230 or higher (if taken after March 2016).

Current Students

Current ECC applicants who have completed at least 6 credit hours of college-level course work with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher will be guaranteed admission into the Honors Program.

Transfer Students

New transfer applicants who have earned at least 6 hours of formally articulated, college-level course work at another institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher will be guaranteed admission into the Honors Program.

Note: To satisfy the guaranteed admission requirements, students must provide their official final high school and/or college transcripts to the Office of Admissions at admissions@elgin.edu.

Please note: This program is not currently available to incoming dual credit students due to scheduling and registration limitations.

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