What is the GTCC Honors Program?

The GTCC Honors Program is designed for high-achieving students. The classes you take will provide a deeper learning experience than regular classes. Courses promote a culture of advanced academic engagement.

The program is open to students in an associate degree program who plan to transfer to university for a bachelor's degree.

Your participation will provide a richer experience that includes:

  • Opportunities to assume leadership roles in classes and around campus
  • Assignments and coursework comparable to university honors courses
  • Guaranteed admission into the UNCG Honors Program
  • More scholarship opportunities and access to scholarships available specifically for honors program students
  • Enhance academic and career resume

Why Should I Join?

Benefits of membership

  • Recognition at graduation of honors program completion
  • Include honors designation on resumes and degrees
  • Transfer seamlessly into existing honors program as juniors
  • Create camaraderie and support network for honors community

Eligibility to become a member

  • You must be a high school graduate.
  • You must be a new student or student in your first semester.
  • You must have earned a 3.3 GPA or higher in high school.

How do I Apply?

Application deadlines
Feb. 26
Early review deadline
April 1
Final deadline

Application Checklist

Follow these steps to complete your honors program application:

  • You must be admitted to GTCC before applying to the honors program and have an activated GTCC account with a username and password.
  • You must complete the honors program application.
  • The email addresses for three recommenders, who can speak to your academic achievements, community engagement, and/or character. Recommenders will receive an email to fill out a form that will be included in your application materials.
  • A personal statement of 300 to 500 words in which you address the following questions:
    • Why are you a good candidate for the honors program? What would you bring to the honors program?
    • What do you hope to experience and gain from the honors program?
    • What unique identities, experiences, and hardships would enhance your leadership potential while strengthening the honors program?
  • Interview with members of the Honors Program Committee. You will be contacted by Honors Program Coordinators once your application has been reviewed.