Learn About the Honors College at RVCC!

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Learn About the Honors College at RVCC!

Monday, November 15, 2021

The Honors College at Raritan Valley Community College offers high-achieving, high school graduates the opportunity for a challenging college experience for their first two years of their studies before they transfer to a four-year college or university. The program is specifically designed for students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in high school.

Launched in 2011, RVCC’s Honors College features a cohort-based program with smaller, seminar-style courses that have an interdisciplinary focus and afford students the opportunity to develop a close working relationship with their professors.

Read on to learn all about the RVCC Honors College—and register here for our upcoming Information Session on Wednesday, December 15, from 6-8 pm!

  • What are the Benefits of the RVCC Honors College?

    The RVCC Honors College opens up exciting opportunities for you inside the classroom, in the community, and in preparing for the future. You’ll be part of a community of scholars who share your curiosity and love of learning. Honors College students benefit from being in small, engaging classes taught by a select group of faculty.
     
  • What Are the Eligibility Requirements for the RVCC Honors College?

    Admissions to the Honors College is highly selective. While the RVCC Honors College primarily serves highly qualified high school graduates who are entering college for the first time, current college students who are attending RVCC or another institution are also eligible to apply. You will need a 3.5 grade point average in high school (for students entering their first semester at RVCC), or from the college you currently attend.
     
  • Are There Honors Course Options for Non-Honors College Students?

    Students with a GPA of less than 3.5 may still take individual honors courses if they meet the defined entrance requirements for such courses. They’ll need to contact the course instructor and receive written permission.
     
  • How Can I Make the Most of Community College and the Honors Program Experience?

    The Honors College is a stepping stone to greater educational opportunities and success in life. RVCC Honors College graduates have been accepted to some of the most prestigious private universities and state colleges, including Columbia University, Cornell University, Yale University, Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, Smith College, University of Michigan, Berklee College of Music, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and the University of Pennsylvania.
     
  • How Can I Learn More About the RVCC Honors College?

    Attend our Honors College Information Session! Current Honors College students and Honors College alumni will be on hand to talk with prospective students and parents about their own experiences at RVCC, as well as their experiences transferring and acclimating to four-year schools.

    The evening also will include information about the NJ STARS Scholarship program, which rewards New Jersey’s best and brightest high school graduates with full scholarships to attend local community colleges. Register here!
Ready to start the Honors College application process today? Contact an Honors College Advisor or click here to apply.

About RVCC

Ranked by WalletHub.com, Intelligent.com and Niche.com as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute, and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, and professional development courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.