Motivating academically talented students to go further

Our Honors Program challenges students with advanced projects with faculty that develop independent, critical and creative thinking. Honors Program students work one-on-one with faculty in any course on projects that deepen understanding of the course content and further learning.

Honors students also benefit from several additional considerations:

  • Competitive advantage in college admissions and scholarship applications
  • Distinct transcript notation indicating honors courses taken
  • Honors Program Graduate notation on the student’s diploma and transcript if the student completes 15 or more semester hours of honors courses with an overall GPA of 3.5 in all courses and a GPA of 3.0 in honors courses


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New College Students

• 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

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Students with Prior College Credit

• Have a minimum of twelve (12) college transfer-level hours from Waubonsee or another accredited institution with a minimum GPA of 3.50 (NOTE: Credit for developmental coursework is excluded from the twelve (12) college transfer-level hours and GPA of 3.50 requirement)

• Verify that the 12 credits have been earned within the last five (5) years

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Scholarship Opportunities

Students are required to apply for full-tuition scholarships and must meet specific criteria. Honors students earning 15 or more semester hours of honors credit may be eligible for consideration for a full tuition scholarship at North Central College (Naperville, IL) and Elmhurst University (Elmhurst, IL). 


Apply to the Honors Program today

Admitted applicants need to submit completed Honors Project Contracts  by February 15 for spring and September 15 for fall. 

Lorena Gonzalez was the first Waubonsee student to receive the Elmhurst College scholarship for Honors Program graduates. Watch her story here.

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