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Honors Program

The IRSC Honors Program is designed for students committed to high academic achievement. The program engages students majoring in a diverse range of subjects, such as science, pre-law and pre-medicine, graphic design, English, math, computer technology, fine arts, education, nursing and many more. As an Honors Program graduate, you will gain the competitive advantage in earning scholarships and awards and in transferring to prestigious universities.

Honors Program Faculty

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.

Honors Program Distinction

Students who successfully complete the Honors Program—undertake 15 hours of Honors coursework with a "C" or better in each Honors course, maintain a cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher, engage in 15 hours of Service Learning, and prepare an e-portfolio—will earn an Honors Program certificate and be recognized at their Commencement Ceremony.

Eligibility

Students seeking an Associate Degree that meet any one of the criteria described below may be eligible for the Honors Program. Candidates may be Dual Enrollment high school students, new IRSC students, transfer students or an already enrolled student.

  • 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
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