Current Honors Program Students

Honors Program Handbooks


The handbook has been developed to organize important information about honors program membership. You are responsible for familiarizing yourself with the entire handbook. 

Honors Program Course Offerings


Students who are admitted into the honors program may register for honors classes each semester. Program students typically take one to two honors classes each semester. To view the current honors program offerings, please visit here.

Scholarships & Partnerships


The ECC Honors Program has specialized partnerships with Elmhurst College and Western Illinois University (WIU). The Elmhurst partnership allows ECC to select one Honors Program Graduate to receive a full-tuition transfer scholarship. The WIU agreement allows ECC Honors Program Graduates to enter the WIU honors program. For more information on either partnership, contact the ECC honors program director at honors@elgin.edu.

Honors Course Tuition Waiver

Open to students who earn an A or B in an honors course and maintain a 3.25 or higher cumulative grade point average. Students may use the Honors Course Tuition Waiver for their next honors class. Honors course tuition waivers are issued at the and are valid for one year from the date of successful completion of the honors class.

Download the form Tuition Waiver Activation to apply for the ECC Tuition Waiver.

Keeping Your Eligibility in the Honors Program


To maintain membership in the honors program, honors students must maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA each semester. Program students are strongly encouraged to enroll in at least three credit hours ECC honors coursework within the first two semesters enrolled in the program. Three additional credit hours are required during each additional year enrolled.

Honors Program Graduates


The honors program graduate designation is an award given to students who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance during their time at ECC. Students must submit an honors program graduate application by November 1 for fall graduation and April 1 for spring or summer graduation.

To apply for this recognition, you must completed each of the following:

  1. Complete at least 15 credit hours of honors coursework with a minimum 3.25 GPA.
  2. Maintain a 3.25 GPA for all ECC coursework.
  3. Demonstrate leadership and service to the college.
  4. Complete the Honors Program Capstone Portfolio.

Students who have any special circumstances or concerns regarding meeting any of the above stated requirements may contact the honors program director.

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