Honors Program Logo: Owl with MortarboardHONORS PROGRAM

Illinois Valley Community College

 

 

 

 

Program Details

IVCC's Honors Program centers around the 3 pillars of community involvement, campus leadership, and experiential learning. We are guided by the principles and best practices of the National Collegiate Honors Council, and work diligently to address and respond to the needs of our specific students. The Honors Team oversees all aspects of the program, and is advised by the Honors Advisory Council, which includes student program members, faculty, and counselors from each department within our school.

Once admitted to the program, students must maintain a GPA of 3.25 and complete the following to successfully graduate with an Honors degree:

The below illustration shows what a typical two-year IVCC Honors Program student would experience as member of the program, though the program offers flexibility to allow for students to complete it in as few as two semesters, if necessary:

Fall Admission

FA Sem 1

HON1001

3.25 GPA

Honorspalooza

Social Activity

SP Sem 2

Waiver

HON 1003

 3.25 GPA

Honorspalooza

Social Activity

FA Sem 3

Waiver

HON course

 3.25 GPA

Honorspalooza

Social Activity

SP Sem 4

HON1002

 3.25 GPA

Honorspalooza

Social Activity

 Spring Admission

SP Sem 1

HON1001

 3.25 GPA

Honorspalooza

Social Activity

FA Sem 2

Waiver

HON 1003

 3.25 GPA

Honorspalooza

Social Activity

SP Sem 3

Waiver

HON course

 3.25 GPA 

Honorspalooza

Social Activity

FA Sem 4

HON1002

 3.25 GPA

Honorspalooza

Social Activity

 

Fast Track Structure

Under extenuating circumstances, students may complete the entire Honors Program in 2 semesters upon approval from the Honors Director, usually structured in the following manner:

FA Sem 1

HON 1001

HON Course or Independent Project

Honorspalooza

Social Activity

3.25 GPA

SP Sem 2

Waiver

HON 1002

HON Course or Independent Project

Honorspalooza

Social Activity

3.25 GPA

 

Looking for more information? Try the Honors Handbook.