Honors Program

The Honors Program at Sussex County Community College provides an opportunity for students to pursue an enriched, enhanced and deeper undergraduate liberal arts education. Honors students come together to form a socially supportive and diverse community focused on inspiring creative critical thinking, civic engagement and leadership.

 

All applicants interested in the Honors Program must first apply for admission to Sussex County Community College. If you have not already applied to Sussex, click the link below to begin your Admissions Application.

 

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Honors Program Information

Nancy Gallo
Dean of Professional Studies, Social Sciences, and STEM
C-300

For more information please contact: 
honorsprogram@sussex.edu

Intellectually motivated students will find many benefits to actively engaging in the Honors Program. Benefits include:

 

  • Small class sizes

  • Challenging coursework

  • Deeper, richer dialogue with peers and faculty

  • Cohort with other academically strong students

  • Transfer agreements in place with select universities

  • Opportunities to transfer to top-tiered institutions

The following criteria are used to determine entry into the program:

 

High School Student:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

  • Evaluation of submitted essay and recommendation

 

College Transfer Student:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale)

  • Evaluation of submitted essay

 

Current Sussex Student:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5

High School Student:

  • Complete and submit the Sussex Admissions Application (if you have not already applied)

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  • Download and complete the Honors Program Application

Honors Program Application

  • Provide a recent 12th grade essay demonstrating your writing ability and style

  • Provide a copy of your unofficial transcripts from high school and all colleges attended, if applicable

  • Request a recommendation from a high school teacher. Please ask the teacher to address in the recommendation your preparedness for Honors Program courses. The recommendation is to be submitted by the teacher from the high school’s institutional email to honorsprogram@sussex.edu with the student’s name and the word “Recommendation” in the subject line.

 

College Transfer Student:

  • Complete and submit the Sussex Admissions Application (if you have not already applied)

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  • Download and complete the Honors Program Application

Honors Program Application

  • Provide a recent essay demonstrating your writing ability and style

  • Provide a copy of your unofficial transcripts from high school and all colleges attended, if applicable

 

 

Current SCCC Student:

  • Download and complete the Honors Program Application

Honors Program Application

  • *Recommendation detailing preparedness for Honors English Composition II from student’s English Composition I instructor sent from an institutional email

 

*Required only for a current SCCC student who wants to register for Honors English Composition II, but did not enroll in Honors English Composition I. Instructor may send email to: honorsprogram@sussex.edu with the student’s name and the word “Recommendation” in the subject line.



 

Please email your completed Honors Program Application, transcripts and essay, if applicable, with your last name and the word “Application” in the subject line to: honorsprogram@sussex.edu

 

 

Honors Program applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be considered upon receipt of all required information including teacher recommendation, if applicable.

 

Decision notification will be sent to your SCCC email account (students new to Sussex will receive this email account after applying).

 

If accepted into the Honors Program, you have permission to register for Honors Program courses for the upcoming semester.

 

Students in the Honors Program must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 and must not receive a grade lower than a C in any class.

Any student who qualifies for the Honors Program may take as few or as many honors classes as desired. However, the “Honors Program Graduate” designation will only appear on the transcripts of students who have successfully completed 12 or more credits of designated Honors Program courses.

Honors Program students enroll in a minimum of one honors course each semester.

 

Offered Fall Semester

  • Foundations of Success
  • Art History I
  • English Composition I
  • Introduction to Psychology

 

Offered Spring Semester

  • Art History II
  • English Composition II
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Statistics