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Honors Program Application

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Honors Program Director
Bldg B, Room B347, ECC Campus
Tel: 847-214-7514

Qualified students may apply for the Honors Program prior to becoming an ECC student or during any semester they are enrolled.

Program Admission Requirements

New Students

New first-time college students must meet two of three criteria to be fully admitted to the Honors Program:

  1. Graduated in the top 20% of their high school class.
  2. Cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  3. ACT® composite score of 25; 1710 on SAT prior to March 2016, or 1230 on the new SAT (post March 2016)

Transfer Students

New transfer students who have earned college credit at another institution must complete at least 12 hours of formally articulated, college-level course work with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.

Current Students

Current ECC students must complete at least 12 hours of formally articulated, college-level course work with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.

To satisfy these admission requirements, you must provide your official final high school and/or college transcripts to the Office of Admissions. Provisional admission will be considered for interested students who may not fully meet the above admission criteria but believe they can succeed in the honors program.


Personal Information

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High School Information

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Prior College Information (if applicable)

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College(s) Attended
College Name Year Attended Credit Hours*

*Number of completed college-level credit hours.

Honors Program Intentions

Two requirements to graduate from the Honors Program are to complete at least 15 credit hours of Honors classes and to engage in leadership and service through Phi Theta Kappa. Honors students are not required to graduate from the Honors Program.

At this time of the application, please indicate your intended level of involvement within the Honors Program by checking the appropriate box below:

  1. I intend to engage in the Honors Program as my schedule allows but do not intend to graduate from the Honors Program.

  2. I intend to explore opportunities by taking one or two Honors courses before I commit to completing the requirements to graduate from the Honors Program.

  3. I intend to complete the requirements in order to graduate from the Honors Program.

Written Response (if applicable)

If you do not meet the honors program admission requirements, please include a written response describing your intellectual and personal interests as well as what experiences have prepared you to excel within the honors program at ECC. For applicants who meet the criteria, you do not have to complete this statement.

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Confirm Intent

Submission of this application indicates my desire to become a member of the Elgin Community College Honors Program. I recognize that with this membership I will be expected to enroll in honors classes and meet the honors program requirements. If accepted to the program, I will familiarize myself with the program expectations outlined in the honors program handbook. Applications are processed within two business days when the ECC admission application and necessary transcripts are on file with the college. Direct application questions to

By checking the box below you agree to these terms.


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