An Honors Program for an Open Admissions Community College

  • Rae Rosenthal Essex Community College
Keywords: Higher Education, Community College, Honors Programs


A highly individualized admissions process allows this community college honors program to identify talented and motivated students whose prior academic work might make them ineligible for honors at other institutions. The curriculum is designed around innovative honors sections of regular courses that challenge students intellectually and help prepare them for the transition to a four-year institution.