Honors Program

The Sussex County Community College Honors Program provides enriched educational experiences for self-motivated and exceptionally prepared students. The Honors Program offers participating students the freedom to meet General Education requirements while being instructed in a smaller, seminar-style environment by select faculty. Students in the Honors Program have the opportunity for a deeper examination of course materials and specialized research projects that allow for the utilization of in-depth critical thinking skills and reasoning.

Students who complete the Honors Program at Sussex with an academic average of 3.5 or above, have a higher rate of transfer to the college or university of their choice. 

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Honors Program Information

Nancy Gallo
Dean of Professional Studies, Social Sciences, and STEM
Academic & Athletics Building

For more information please contact: 

Your Program Advisor will:     

  • Help develop and schedule your academic plan
  • Guide you in your growth and discovery of different opportunities
  • Assist you in transferring to a four-year university
  • Learn from our most distinguished faculty, who are leaders in their fields, researchers and authors who have demonstrated excellence in teaching.
  • Small class sizes for lively group interaction and discussions
  • Cost savings by attending an Honors Program at Sussex before transferring to a four-year institution
  • Opportunities to transfer to top-tiered institutions

A complete application packet will include:

  1. Honors Program Application
  2. High school and/or college transcripts indicating at least a 3.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or a 3.94 (on a 4.5 scale)
  3. Please provide any relevant test scores for SAT and/or ACT test visit sussex.edu/testing for the current scoring range
  4. A letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor, teacher/professor or someone who can address your preparedness for a rigorous program of study
  5. Required essay (see below) or résumé and/or list of achievements including awards, scholarships, and membership in clubs and other organizations. The Honors Program admissions committee may also request an interview

Required essay: Write an essay of 500-800 words on ONE of the following topics:

  • What is the value and importance of community service in our society? What does it mean to you?
  • In your opinion, what is the greatest challenge your generation faces? What ideas do you have for dealing with this issue?
  • What is the greatest challenge you have personally faced? How did you deal with that issue and would you change anything if you could?

Bring all materials as a single packet to:
Academic Affairs, Administration Bldg. (B301)