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Honors Program

The Honors Program at Oklahoma City Community College invites eligible students to develop a deeper understanding of academic material through individually designed Honors Projects. Honors Projects present students and instructors with a unique opportunity to work collaboratively on a variety of creative and in-depth intellectual endeavors.

 

Eligibility

  • Entering freshmen and students with fewer than 12 college credit hours must have the following: a composite ACT score of at least 22 or a high school grade point average of at least 3.25.
  • Continuing Oklahoma City Community College students, including transfer students, must have the following: 12 or more completed college level, credit hours and a cumulative or retention college GPA of at least 3.25.

Application Process

The application process includes an application form, personal essay and an interview with the Honors Program Coordinator. Generally students should apply to the Honors Program before completing 30 credit hours.

Apply here: Honors Program Application


To Graduate With Honors, Students Must:

  • Have a minimum cumulative or retention grade point average of 3.25.

  • Complete four honors projects related to courses being taken or were taken within the last year, earning a B or better in the course in which the honors credit is applied. Exceptions to one year past may be made by review of the Honors Program Coordinator and the Registrar.  

Completing Honors Projects:

Step 1: Complete an Honors Project Contract. 

  • Students may use the project templates below to complete a variety of different projects, including creating something entirely new using the blank template. 
  • The Project Contract may be completed with the aid of the faculty member who taught or is teaching the course in which the honors credit is being applied or with the Honors Program Coordinator. If it is completed with the Honors Project Coordinator, Dr. Liz Largent (liz.a.largent@occc.edu), the faculty member will be sent the project contract for review.
  • Once agreed upon by the student and faculty member, the completed Honors Project Contract must be sent to the Honors Program Coordinator prior to beginning work on the project. 

Templates:

Step 2: Complete the Honors Project. 

Step 3: Notify the Honors Program Coordinator of the Completed Project.

  • Once the project is complete, the faculty member who is teaching or has taught the course in which credit is being applied will assess the project’s completion using the criteria in the rubric below, or by the criteria as outlined in the original Honors Project Contract.  To submit the completed project the student may:
    • Submit the completed project to the Honors Program Coordinator who will forward it on to the appropriate faculty member for assessment. OR
    • Submit the completed project directly to the appropriate faculty member for assessment. Once assessed, the faculty member is to notify the Honors Program Coordinator of the outcome of their assessment. 
  • Honors Project Assessment Rubric

Step 4: Honors Credit Documented

  • The Honors Program Coordinator will work within the guidelines and timeline of the Registrar’s Office to have the completed and assessed Honors Project noted appropriately on the student’s academic transcript.

Contact Information

For more information regarding the Oklahoma City Community College Honors Program, or to make an appointment to discuss Honors Program opportunities, please contact Liz Largent, Professor of Leadership and Critical Thinking and Honors Program Coordinator, liz.a.largent@occc.edu.

Program Benefits

  • One-on-one mentoring interaction with Oklahoma City Community College faculty members. 
  • Unique academic work that will prepare students for the next levels of academic pursuit. 
  • Enhanced scholarship opportunities.
  • Academic distinction noted on official transcript.