Benefits of Joining the Honors Program
DEDICATED STUDY LOUNGE AREA
Members of the Honors Program have access to an exclusive study lounge. Located in the main entrance hallway in Burns Hall, room 1213, the study lounge is equipped with a computer station and a larger lounge area with leather furniture and big screen TV. The lounge provides a quiet place to study as well as a place to hang out and get to know other program members.
Scholarships are available to members of the Honors Program. Intended to offset the costs of tuition and books, Honors Program Scholarships are competitive and are awarded annually. Application deadlines are usually the first week of April in the Spring semester. The NWACC Honors Program also works closely with the Honors Programs of many regional 4-yr. institutions, some of which offer transfer scholarships to NWACC Honors Program Graduates.
Program members are allowed to register in advance of their peers to ensure you get into the classes you want.
ENHANCED LEARNING EXPERIENCES
Honors classes are intended to stimulate higher level thinking by offering unique perspectives that will enhance general knowledge and challenge students to consider and appreciate different viewpoints. Because subject matter is studied more in-depth, honors students find that they get more out of their honors classes. The Honors Program promotes a learning community environment by linking courses and participating in themed semester projects.
Students receive credit for honors coursework and for being an "Honors Program Graduate" on their transcripts. Additionally, graduates are recognized at the annual Academic Awards Ceremony where they are presented with a medallion to be worn at graduation, and are recognized in the graduation program. Participation helps strengthen your resume or vitae and makes you more attractive to an employer, college, and scholarship committee.
SENSE OF COMMUNITY
SMALL CLASS SIZE
All NWACC classes are smaller than freshmen and sophomore classes at other local institutions of higher learning. Honors classes are limited to 15 students to promote interaction, individualized attention, and community.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR TRAVEL
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