Benefits of Being in the Honors Institute
Smaller Classes – Honors courses are capped at 15 students, allowing students optimal interaction with their professors and classmates.
Experiential Learning – Honors courses incorporate a more hands-on approach to learning through field trips and volunteer service meant to engage the students and educate outside the classroom.
Faculty – The Honors faculty are specially selected by the Director of the Honors Institute and attend annual training on teaching in Honors.
Leadership Opportunities – The Honors Institute has many opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills, from providing assistance to the Honors Office staff to serving as club officers or board members. All Honors students take a specially designed Leadership Course, IDH 2931.
Specialized Academic Advising – The Honors Institute has its own academic advisor to work with students each semester as they select their classes, determine their intended major, and prepare for HCC graduation and transfer.
Priority Registration – Honors students who meet with their Honors academic advisor each semester are granted priority registration, providing the opportunity for first selection of courses, class times, and professors.
Transfer/Scholarship Assistance – The Director of the Honors Institute works with Honors students to negotiate scholarships and transfer opportunities on their behalf. Students graduating from the Honors Institute have been accepted to these colleges and universities.
Study Lounges – Each campus has a study lounge designated exclusively for Honors students. Each lounge is equipped with computers, printers with free printing, a microwave, refrigerator, tables, chairs, and sofas.