Honors Program Overview
The Honors Program provides a series of enriched, not
accelerated, courses for students who meet the criteria and want to
enhance their education.
Developed to attract academically gifted students to the
College, any student, regardless of his/her major, can participate.
There are two ways students can enter the program: most students
are invited at the beginning of their freshman year, and attending
students are invited if they have achieved a 3.4 GPA.
Honors courses are offered during Summer Sessions I and II, day
and evening, in addition to the fall and spring terms.
WHY CHOOSE THE HONORS PROGRAM at NCC?
- Superb preparation for transferring
to a four-year institution
- Reasonable costs for the first two
years of college
- Personal attention through
individualized counseling in planning an appropriate academic
course of study and through small classes with Nassau's
- Extra activities designed to enrich
the entire educational experience and sense of belonging to a
community of scholars
- Recognition at Awards Night ceremony
for all participants
- Personal satisfaction derived from
participating in a special quality curriculum
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT WAYS TO PARTICIPATE IN
Students follow an advisement package consisting of Honors
English, History, Calculus and a number of social science and
humanities courses selected from over forty Honors course
Students take as many Honors courses as they choose without
adhering to the specified Full Honors pattern.
Honors with Seminar:
Special seminar courses are available each semester to students;
they vary each term and are interdisciplinary in nature.
Not every course students take will be Honors. All Honors
courses satisfy general degree requirements.
HOW ARE THE HONORS COURSES DIFFERENT?
The Honors Program offers a series of enriched courses. An
enriched course can be defined as a regular course that includes
one or more of the following components: different textbooks and
outside readings, different paper assignments and projects, and a
demand for more abstract and quality ideas. In essence, Honors
sections are more interesting Ð not harder, but better. All the
students in an Honors class are bright, academic achievers who are
highly motivated and excellent learners. The whole classroom
atmosphere is more conducive to learning. As all Honors courses are
applicable toward the degree, no additional courses are required to
WHAT ARE THE REGISTRATION AND ADVISEMENT PROCEDURES FOR
The Coordinator of the Honors Program is the official academic
advisor for all Honors students. Students receive appointments and
report to the Honors Office for advisement. Honors students have
priority registration. Transfer information, counseling and
letters of recommendation can be obtained at the Honors
WHAT SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO NCC
The NCC Honors Program has many scholarship awards and transfer
agreements with four-year institutions, including two full tuition
scholarships for two years at Dowling College and a $6,000
scholarship each year to Adelphi University. Additional
scholarships are available to Hofstra University and other
four-year SUNY schools such as Geneseo, Stony Brook and Old