Honors

Become a part of the Honors Academy

How can I participate in the Richland Honors Academy?

Enrolling in Honors Academy Courses is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

  1. Click to download the Honors Academy application

  2. Return your application to:

    School of Learning Enrichment and Academic Development (LEAD)
    Crockett Hall, Room 243
    Hours: Monday Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
    Attention: Honors Academy Application

  3. Or

    Email a PDF of your application to: RLCHonors@dcccd.edu.
    Subject line: Honors Academy Application

  4. Contact an academic advisor in Thunderduck Hall to determine if the Honors courses to be offered in the upcoming semester will fit your academic plan and schedule.

How can I earn the Richland College Honors Certificate Designation?

When you successfully complete the course, it will be flagged as "Honors" on your college transcript.

The Richland College Honors Certificate is awarded to students who, in addition to completing 9 hours of Honors course work, also complete a minimum of 3 clock hours of approved co-curricular activities and 3 clock hours of extra-curricular activities prior to graduation or transfer.

To graduate with the Richland College Honors Certificate, you must earn at least a 3.25 overall grade point average at the time of the award.

How can I graduate as a Richland College Honors Scholar?

If you want to enrich your educational experience even more, consider applying to become an Honors Academy Scholar and graduate with an Honors Scholar designation on your transfer transcript.

The Richland College Honors Scholar designation is awarded to students who complete a minimum of 15 hours of Honors course work and a minimum of 10 clock hours of approved co-curricular activity and 6 clock hours of extra-curricular activity prior to graduation or transfer. To graduate as an Honors Scholar, you must have at least a 3.25 overall grade point average at the time of the award.

If you need assistance, contact RLCHonors@dcccd.edu or your academic advisor.

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