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Admission to the Honors Institute

The Honors Institute admits students entering college for the first time and students who have already begun pursuing their A.A. degrees at Hillsborough Community College or other universities. All students meeting the appropriate criteria (listed below) are encouraged to apply.

Upon receipt of all application materials, a confirmation of receipt will be sent to the student via email.


Students Entering from High School

Admission Criteria:

Applicants must be college level in both reading/writing skills, pursuing an associate in arts degree, and  meet at least one of the following criteria to qualify for the Honors Institute:

  • High school GPA of 3.4 (unweighted) or higher 
  • SAT combined score of 1160 or higher in Critical Reading and Math
  • ACT combined score of 26 or higher
  • Top 10 percent of graduating class with SAT combined score of 1050 or higher, or ACT composite score of 25 or higher
  • 12 hours dual enrollment with 3.8 GPA

Application Checklist:

Mail:      Honors Institute, Hillsborough Community College
               4001 West Tampa Bay Boulevard DHUM 125
              Tampa,  FL 33614-7820.

Email:   lfurry@hccfl.edu or sjohnson203@hccfl.edu

 


Current Hillsborough Community College Students / University Transfer Students

Admission Criteria:

Applicants must meet the following criteria to qualify for the Honors Institute:

  • Completed a minimum of six college credit hours
  • Earned no more than 30 college credit hours
  • Earned a minimum of 3.6 cumulative college-level GPA
  • Must be pursuing an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree

Procedure:

  • Print out and complete the Honors Institute application. Mail or deliver the application to the Honors Institute office.
  • Submit one letter of recommendation from a college professor to the Honors Institute by mail or email.

Mail:      Honors Institute, Hillsborough Community College
               4001 West Tampa Bay Boulevard DHUM 125
              Tampa,  FL 33614-7820.

Email:   lfurry@hccfl.edu or sjohnson203@hccfl.edu

Any questions regarding the status of the application should be directed to

Honors Coordinator, Lauren Furry at lfurry@hccfl.edu.