Current Honors Program Students

Honors Program Google Site

For information about expectations and opportunities for students in our Honors Program, please visit our Honors Google Site. You must be signed in to your ECC student email account to access the site. Within site, you will find our Honors Program Outcomes, expectations of all students, opportunities, and requirements to earn a special designation as an Honors Program Achiever or Honors Program Graduate, information on our Honors Tuition Waiver, and information on transfer school partnerships and scholarships.

Honors Program Course Offerings

Students admitted into the honors program may register for honors classes each semester. Program students typically take one to two honors classes each semester. Please visit the ECC course registration site to view the current honors program offerings.

Scholarships & Partnerships

The ECC Honors Program has specialized partnerships with Elmhurst College and Western Illinois University (WIU). The Elmhurst partnership allows ECC to select one Honors Program Graduate to receive a full-tuition transfer scholarship. The WIU agreement allows ECC Honors Program Graduates to enter the WIU honors program. For more information on either partnership, contact the ECC honors program director at

Honors Course Tuition Waiver

Open to students who earn an A or B in an honors course and maintain a 3.25 or higher cumulative grade point average. Students may use the Honors Course Tuition Waiver for their next honors class. Waivers are issued upon successfully completing the honors class and are valid for one year from the issue date. This waiver is for tuition only. 

Download the form Tuition Waiver Activation - PDF to apply for the ECC Tuition Waiver.

Keeping Your Eligibility in the Honors Program

To maintain membership in the honors program, honors students must maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA each semester. Program students are strongly encouraged to enroll in at least three credit hours of ECC honors coursework within the first two semesters enrolled in the program. Three additional credit hours are required during each additional year enrolled.

Honors Program Graduates

The honors program graduate designation awards students who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance at ECC. Students must submit an honors program graduate application by November 1 for fall and April 1 for spring or summer graduation.

To apply for this recognition, you must complete each of the following:

  1. Complete at least 15 credit hours of honors coursework with a minimum 3.25 GPA.
  2. Maintain a 3.25 GPA for all ECC coursework.
  3. Demonstrate leadership and service to the college.
  4. Complete the Honors Program Capstone Portfolio.

Students with special circumstances or concerns regarding meeting the above-stated requirements may contact the honors program director.