Honors at Atlantic Cape

The Honors Program is designed for students who excel academically and who want to work more intensely in a small class environment with honors faculty who are accomplished experts in their field. Honors courses do not require more work; the purpose of an Honors course is to offer high achieving students the opportunity to participate in engaging and creative learning environments that extend beyond those of the regular classroom. The Honors curriculum will consist of special sections of general education courses. No additional cost is associated with Honors courses. The Honors Program is a part of the Student Success initiative. Honors prepares students to transfer to competitive four-year colleges and universities. The benefits of the Honors Program are:

  • Honors designation on transcript
  • Small class size
  • Honors faculty who are experts in their field
  • Recognition by transfer to four-year institutions
  • Advising by honors faculty
  • Opportunity to enroll in Atlantic Cape's national honor societies, including Phi Theta Kappa and Sigma Kappa Delta
  • Resume builders for scholarships, transfer and career
  • Honors lounge

For More Information Contact:  
Professor Stephanie Natale-Boianelli, Honors Coordinator

Are Honors courses right for me?

What are the requirements to enroll in an honors course?

To take an honors course, you must have one of the following:
1. 3.5 cumulative GPA
2. OR Faculty recommendation
3. OR Advisor recommendation
To enroll, please email Honors Advisor Jessica Reynolds or Honors Coordinator Stephanie Natale-Boianelli. If you are interested in taking an honors course but do not meet the requirement, contact the honors coordinator.

Are Honors courses right for me?

In an Atlantic Cape Honors Course, you can expect

  • A specialized approach to the course content, which could be a course theme, an emphasis on primary texts, more creative assignments, etc.;
  • A challenging but reasonable workload since Atlantic Cape honors courses use the same goals, objectives, and evaluation criteria as all non-honors sections of the course;
  • A classroom community of engaged and motivated students;
  • A small class size that promotes opportunity for participation and individual feedback;
  • An accessible professor who is both an expert in the course material and knowledgeable about Atlantic Cape;
  • And a mentoring relationship with this professor, who will be a guide and resource to you during and after the semester.

Atlantic Cape Honors Students are expected to

  • Be invested and engaged in the classroom community, having a natural curiosity and love of learning;
  • Be an active participant in the classroom and course, including discussion and group work;
  • Make the time commitment needed to master the course goals and objectives and craft excellent work;
  • And be self-directed, proactive learners with strong time management skills.

View our fall offerings here: Fall 2023 Honors Courses

Honors Program News and Events

Check out some of the work done by honors students in the Honors Gallery!

Atlantic Cape Phi Theta Kappa Students Recognized at Regional Convention