Honors Program Application

Qualified students may apply for the Honors Program prior to becoming an ECC student or during any semester they are enrolled. To satisfy the following admission requirements, students must provide their official final high school and/or college transcripts to the Office of Admissions at admissions@elgin.edu.

Students who do not meet the admission requirements below but believe they can succeed in the Honors Program have the option to write an essay (see below) for special consideration into the program.

Program Admission Requirements


New Students

New first-time college students must meet one of the following criteria to be admitted into the Honors Program:

  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • ACT® composite score of 25.
  • SAT score of 1710 or higher (if taken before March 2016), or new SAT score of 1230 or higher (if taken after 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 to be admitted into the Honors Program.

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 be admitted into the Honors Program.

Application