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Atlantic Cape Invites Qualified Students to Apply to its Honors Program

December 21, 2016

Atlantic Cape Community College invites high-achieving students who seek engaging and creative learning environments to apply to its Honors Program this spring. The program enables students to develop their fullest intellectual potential as they work intensely in small classes with full-time faculty who are accomplished experts in their field.

The Honors curriculum comprises special sections of general education courses that do not require more work or any additional cost. The program emphasizes diverse perspectives, interdisciplinary coursework and greater interaction between students and professors. In Honors courses, students learn to think critically, to write well and to argue thoughtfully.

Another benefit for Honors students is the opportunity to enroll in two national honor societies with chapters at Atlantic Cape: Phi Theta Kappa and Sigma Kappa Delta. Once students graduate, their transcripts will feature an Honors course designation which is a resume builder for career, scholarships and transfer. In fact, the Honors Program well prepares students to transfer to competitive four-year colleges and universities.

For the spring semester, which begins Jan. 17, the college will offer Honors courses in Composition II, Public Speaking and Sociology. Students must apply for general admission to the college before applying to the Honors Program. Additionally, applicants must submit high school and/or college transcripts with a 3.5 minimum GPA, standardized test scores, a letter of recommendation, an essay and a list of achievements.

 For more details, contact Effie Russell, professor of English and Honors Program coordinator, at russell@atlantic.edu; or Eric Stewart, program officer in the Career & Academic Planning Center, at estewart@atlantic.edu.

College campuses are located in Mays Landing at 5100 Black Horse Pike; Atlantic City at the Charles D. Worthington Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.; and Cape May Court House at the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House – South Dennis Road.