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Honors Program

Waubonsee's Honors Program is designed to recognize academically talented and highly motivated students and to assist in the development of independent and creative thinking skills through special courses and projects.

Participation in the Honors Program:

  • fosters collaborative relationships between students and faculty
  • provides a competitive advantage in college admissions and scholarship applications
  • features a special transcript notation indicating honors courses taken
  • results in Honors Program Graduate notation on the student’s diploma and transcript if the student completes 15 semester hours of honors classes with an overall GPA of 3.5 in all courses
  • provides consideration for educational expenses.

Eligibility
Students are required to apply for admission to the Honors Program.

New college students must:

  • have a high school diploma or its equivalent
  • be in the top 10% of their high school graduating class OR have an ACT score of 27 or hig­her OR have an SAT score of 1150 or higher
  • submit a letter of recommendation from an individual who can verify their ability to succeed in an honors program
  • obtain Honors Committee approval before taking classes for honors credit

Students with prior college credit must:

  • have a minimum of 12 college transfer-level hours from Waubonsee or another accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.50
  • verify that this credit has been earned within the last five years
  • submit a letter of recommendation from an individual who can verify their ability to succeed in an honors program
  • obtain Honors Committee approval before taking classes for honors credit

Related Links

High-achieving students may also be interested in these programs.

Contact Info

Honors Program Director
Sugar Grove Campus, Science Building, Room 214
(630) 466-7900, ext. 2854