Students selected for the Pearl River Community College Honors Institute will participate in intensive and innovative classes which are designed to be both challenging and stimulating. Freshmen applicants must have a minimum composite ACT score of 25 and a minimum high school grade point average of 3.4. Current PRCC student applicants must have completed at least 12 semester hours of college work, with a cumulative grade point average of 3.4 or higher. Students selected will have honors-related academic advising to assist in planning for future educational and leadership opportunities. Honors students must attend and participate in the Pearl River Community College Honors Lecture Series and the Honors Seminar each semester.
There are two levels once students graduate from the Honors Institute:
- Honors Institute Graduate – Students must complete at least 21 hours of Honors coursework, and maintain a cumulative 3.4 grade point average.
- Honors Certificate – Students must complete 15 hours of Honors coursework with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.4.
All courses designated Honors include the general course objectives and additional activities appropriate to the study of the course. Participation in Honors courses is by permission only, and Honors courses are designated with an “H” on the transcript. To qualify for Honors Institute designation, students must be members of the Honors Institute in good standing.
Honors sections include the same material covered in regular sections of a course but in greater depth with more opportunity for students to pursue individual interests. The Honors Institute brings together award-winning faculty and highly motivated students.
Graduates of the Pearl River Community College Honors Institute will have the opportunity to transfer into the honors programs at other Mississippi institutions of higher learning, where they may be eligible for additional scholarship opportunities.
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