The Robert "Bob" Elmore Honors College

The Honors College strives to provide a rigorous, relevant and coherent experience for our students. Every aspect of The Honors College—academic, extra-curricular, and social—is organized around the "Four Pillars of Honors Education": Critical Thinking, Service, Research, and Leadership.

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You can apply for admission to The Robert "Bob" Elmore Honors College at any time—there is no deadline. You can fill out an application online, or you can also obtain an application from one of the Campus Honors Coordinators

There are many ways to be eligible to apply:

  1. Completion of 6 college-credits with a 3.5 Overall/Honors GPA (GPA is based on college-level courses only)
  2. High School Graduation and Test Scores:
    • 1170 SAT score (minimum 550 in reading and math with no remedial classes required)
    • 22 Composite ACT score (min of 21 English, 22 Reading, 21 Math)
    • Pert: Reading 113, Math 123, Writing 123
  3. Proof of completion of a Home School program with test scores listed above. Please contact admissions for more information.
  4. GED diploma with top 1-2% GED test score (3,500 or higher, based on test percentiles on your diploma) 

AS degree seeking students are encouraged to apply! Requirements for AS degree seeking students are the same as the requirements for the AA degree seeking student. Contact your campus coordinator for more information.

There are numerous benefits to student who join! Here are a few:

  • Honors Classes (small, seminar style, dynamic, enjoyable)
  • Honors College scholarships
  • Academic Distinction
  • Wear Honors Cords at the Commencement Ceremony
  • Transfer scholarships and placement at universities
  • First day registration privileges
  • The Robert "Bob" Elmore Honors College Certificate (this is an articulated agreement with state colleges and universities and entitles you to consideration for transfer scholarships and increases in scholarship amounts)
  • Early BC academic advisement priority

The College offers the The "Irm's" Scholar Award and term scholarships to Honors students. Most students should be eligible for one of these scholarship opportunities. In addition, The Robert "Bob" Elmore Honors College offers scholarships for students participating on the Brain Bowl Team.

Due to the generosity of Mr. Robert Elmore, who established the Robert "Bob" Elmore Honors College Scholarship Endowment, some part-time scholarships are now available (pending current deadlines).

The College's scholarships are awarded separately for full-time and part-time Honors students each term. Students receiving the "Irm's" Scholar Award will not have to reapply each term, but must meet certain requirements. All other students must fill out a scholarship application every term that they meet the following eligibility requirements:

 

Full-time students

  • membership in The Robert "Bob" Elmore Honors College
  • enrolled in a minimum of twelve credits
  • enrolled in a minimum of one Honors class
  • minimum 3.5 Overall/Honors GPA

Part-time students

  • membership in The Robert "Bob" Elmore Honors College
  • enrolled in a minimum of six credits and less than twelve credits
  • enrolled in a minimum of one Honors class
  • minimum 3.5 Overall/Honors GPA

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