Frequently Asked Questions



Honors Quick Guide

No. Following a Presidents' Honors Scholar's fourth completed, successful semester they may apply for the Honors Program Honors Achievement as long as all eligibility requirements are satisfied.

Yes. Notify the Honors Program immediately if you move, change your last name or change your phone number, this applies for the summer months as well. You can email the Honors Program or call 602.787.7888. The Honors Program cannot keep in touch or track of your scholarship status if we have incorrect information.

Students must be at minimum provisionally accepted into the Honors Program in order to enroll into a designated Honors class. The Honors Program reserves the right to withdraw students who fail to meet program eligibility requirements.

To enroll into an Honors class, a student must come into the Honors Office for permission. Only the Honors Office processes enrollment into Honors classes. Students must pick up a registration card and fill out it out with the desired course information. The Honors Coordinator will then enroll them, assuming they have photo identification and the appropriate Honors application on file. The Honors Office does not have any permission numbers for courses, so visiting the Honors Office is the method to enroll.

Yes. Each Honors student must take a minimum of one 3 credit Honors class for each semester that they participate in the Honors Program in order to remain qualified. This may either be a designated Honors class, or a regular class turned into an Honors class by doing a contract. Those in the first year of the Presidents’ Honors Scholarship must enroll in a designated Honors class.

No. Unlike high school, college courses (including Honors courses) are not weighted.

Not fully. No scholarships are awarded and no Honors classes are offered. However, the Honors office is open for students with questions and for the intake of applications for the upcoming Fall semester.

No. If you should decide to leave the Honors Program you would not lose any of your credits earned while taking Honors courses. Those credits would still appear on your transcript and count as fulfilling General Education requirements. Before deciding to withdrawal from the Honors Program, we ask you to talk to one of the coordinators first because frequently a student has misinformation or a problem we can solve. We are here for you, so use us!

Additional scholarships are available for eligible students. Requirements vary for each individual scholarship. Visit the Other Honors Scholarship page for a listing of those opportunities.

The Student Honors Advisory Council (SHAC) is an organization all Honors students automatically belong to. Students engage in educational, cultural, and social activities for the enrichment of the PVCC Honors Program. Check the Honors calendar for more info.


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