Honors Program

Vision

North Arkansas College’s Honors Program will offer uniquely creative, stimulating, and collaborative learning opportunities for students who have demonstrated exceptional academic or leadership potential.

Mission Statement

North Arkansas College’s Honors Program is designed to enrich the educational experience of students who have demonstrated exceptional academic or leadership potential. The program provides a learning community for outstanding students to develop skills in effective communication, critical thinking, independent learning, and community service.  The honors program will assist the growth of students both academically and personally to ensure their continued success in college and beyond.

Entrance Pathways

Students may enter the Honors Program Learning Community through any one of the following paths:

  1. An ACT composite score of 21 or higher
  2. A high school cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher
  3. A minimum of 12 completed college credits with a cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher
  4. Accuplacer scores: Reading 102, Writing 104, Math 116
  5. A recommendation from an advisor or faculty member at North Arkansas College and permission from the Honors Program Advisor

Honors Program Expectations

Completion of the Honors Program requires students to take a minimum of 12 hours from the list of available honors courses with a cumulative 3.25 GPA.

Students who do not complete the Honors Program but take at least 6 hours of honors courses with a cumulative 3.25 GPA will qualify for a gold cord at graduation.