IRSC Honors Program
Why Choose the Honors Program?
The IRSC Honors Program is designed for students committed to high academic achievement.
As an Honors Program graduate, you will gain the competitive advantage in earning scholarships and awards and in transferring to prestigious universities.
The Honors Program engages students majoring in a diverse range of subjects: science, pre-law and pre-medicine, graphic design, English, math, computer technology, fine arts, education, nursing and many more.
The instructors for the Honors Program are chosen from among a select group of teachers and scholars on the IRSC faculty. Every member of the Honors Faculty is committed to the principle of shared inquiry, which seeks to stimulate intellectual interaction among faculty and students.
Earn Honors Program Distinction
Students who successfully complete the Honors Program will earn an Honors Program certificate and be recognized at their Commencement Ceremony.
- Honors Program Certificate - Complete 15 hours of Honors course work with a "C" or better in each Honors course and maintain a cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher, plus 15 hours of Service Learning, and an e-portfolio.
Am I eligible for the Honors Program?
It doesn't matter whether you're a dual enrollment high school student, a high school graduate, or a student already enrolled in college — you're still eligible for the IRSC Honors Program as long as you are seeking an Associate Degree and meet any one of the criteria described below:
Standardized Test Scores:
- SAT combined score (math + reading) of 1100 or higher
- P.E.R.T. score of 360 or higher
- ACT composite score of 26 or higher
- CPT score of 280 or higher
- Cumulative college grade point average of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale
(with a minimum of 12 credit hours excluding college preparatory classes)