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
  • Smaller class sizes
  • Assignments and coursework comparable to upper-level university 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

Benefits of membership

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

Eligibility to become a member

  • Applicants cannot have earned more than 12 credit hours at the college level.
  • Students, including those transferring from other institutions, must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.
  • New high school graduates must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher for completed high school coursework.
  • Honors program students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher for all college-level courses at GTCC in order to remain in the program.
  • Honors program students must have a 3.5 GPA or higher to transfer into the UNCG Honors Program.

How to Apply

Application Checklist

Application deadlines

  • Sept.15: Early review deadline
  • Oct. 20: Regular deadline

Follow these steps to complete your honors program application:

  • You must be admitted to GTCC before applying to the honors program and have activated their GTCC account with their username and password.
  • Verification that you have met the GPA requirement for the honors program
  • Complete the honors program application
  • Three letter(s) of recommendation:
    • Academic. College, university or high school instructors. The letter should address the student’s previous and potential academic performance. Areas of focus should address the student’s written, verbal, and critical thinking skills.
    • Community Leader.
    • Character.

    Recommendations may be emailed directly to the honors program email address with the name of the applicant in the subject lineDo not mail paper copies.

  • 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?
  • Meet with one of the honors program coordinators for an interview.