Honors Institute

What is the Honors Institute?

The Honors Institute enables students who have demonstrated significant academic achievement to participate in a rigorous course of study in order to advance their knowledge and research skills. Graduates that meet the course work will receive an Honors designation on their transcript.

Who can apply?

Full-time and part-time students. Applications are accepted through-out the year.

Admission Criteria

  • Obtained at least 12 college credits (NVCC or transfer) with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.4.
  • Letter of recommendation from a faculty member.

To graduate with Honors Distinction:

  • A student must complete nine credits of Honors course work:
    • Two honors-by-contract courses
    • One capstone “Special Topics” course
  • Attain a minimum 3.4 G.P.A. in each course.
  • Attain a minimum 3.4 GPA in the degree program.
  • Each HBC course will conclude with a student presentation.

What’s in it for you?

The Honors Institute affords students direct access to faculty mentoring, more independent study opportunities, and early entrance into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Success in the Honors Institute increases transfer opportunities, gains student recognition at the Honors Showcase and commencement, and includes honor status on the student's transcript.

How to apply:

Complete the application and send to:

NVCC, Office of NVCC Honors Institute
Office of Academic Affairs K719
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, Ct 06708

Other Resources:

Honors Institute Brochure 

Sept 2016 Honors Contract (rev 1.14)

Honors Institute Showcase New Planning and Evaluation Rubric




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