Academics
Honors Program
In keeping with the philosophy and mission of the College to provide "educational opportunities for students of diverse cultural, socioeconomic and academic backgrounds," the Honors Program offers enhanced and advanced study to those students who show exceptional academic achievements and motivation. Our Purpose
The purpose of honors classes is to provide an innovative, creative approach to learning in an atmosphere conducive to meeting the challenge to higher levels of academic excellence.

Admittance Requirements
Students are admitted to the program based one of the following criteria:
  • National Merit Finalists and Bright Flight Scholars are admitted upon application.
  • An ACT score of 25 or ASSET scores of 48 and above.
  • Transfer students who have earned 12 credit hours with a GPA of 3.25 or higher.
Others may apply by submitting an application that includes an ACT or ASSET score, a letter of recommendation from a high school counselor or teacher, and original brief essays describing the student's academic and professional goals. An interview may be required.

Honors Credit for a Course
Students not enrolled in the honors program may choose, with instructor recommendation and with program director approval, to make application for an honors contract to earn honors status for that course.

For more information, contact Dr. Carol Swain Lewis, Director of the Honors Program, at 573-850-9626 or clewis@trcc.edu.
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