Al Golden
Honors Program Director
Main Campus: C-2002
Phone: (815) 280-2358

Lizabeth Siron
Honors Program Assistant
Phone: (815) 280-2816

General Information 


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The Honors Program was designed to assist students in all majors who wish to achieve academic success through challenging and stimulating coursework and extracurricular activities. Most honors courses are general education transfer courses in the humanities, communications, mathematics, sciences, and social sciences. By encouraging participation in forums, colloquia, and in-course honors projects, we advance the intellectual development of students and create a community of scholars that represents not only its individual members, but the college as a whole.


The main goals of the Honors Program are to provide the following benefits to outstanding students:

  • Challenging and intense courses of study
  • Opportunities to become acquainted with other outstanding students
  • Forums for meeting and exchanging ideas with faculty members and visiting scholars
  • Colloquia designed by and for honors students to provide unique experiences beyond the classroom

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At least one of the following requirements must be met in order to be considered for admission to the Honors Program:

Entering Freshmen

  • ACT composite score of 25
  • High school GPA of 3.5 - 4.0
  • Class rank in top 15%

Current JJC Students

  • Same requirements as entering freshmen
  • GPA of 3.5 or better for 15 or more credit hours

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  • Pre-registration
  • Enrollment in honors courses
  • Participation in special Honors Program activities
  • Participation in the Honors Colloquia—a series of lectures and seminars presented by guest scholars
  • Eligibility for Honors designation at graduation and on transcripts
  • Assignment to the Honors Program Advisor who provides each student with assistance in planning his or her academic program
  • Use of the Honors lounge and student computer

Interested in Honors Classes at JJC?

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Steps to Getting Started in the JJC Honors Program:

  1. Fill out an application. Please be sure to include your contact information, including email.
  2. Talk to the Program Coordinator. Arrange an appointment to determine your eligibility for the program and discuss registration for classes. This will be a one-on-one advising session to compose an academic plan best suited to your individual goals.
  3. Get involved. Participate by attending forums and colloquia, communing with fellow students, receiving informational emails from the coordinator, and becoming an important part of the student-based decisions that provide the foundation of the program.


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