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The Honors Program

The Honors Program

Are you ready to think more broadly, explore more deeply, and indulge your intellectual curiosity? Then the Honors Program at Oakton just might be for you. 

In small classes, you’ll study with dedicated faculty and motivated students. You’ll find opportunities for research, seminars, and more. You might join the Honors Student Organization or attend special Honors workshops and events. You’ll complete high-level work and prepare to succeed in a four-year institution or in the workplace.

To apply to the Honors Program at Oakton, you need at least one of the following:

  • For college students: a 3.5 GPA at any college 
  • For recent high school graduates: an ACT score of 25 or better or an SAT of 1200 or better.
  • GED of 300 or better

A current Oakton student may be eligible for Honors at Oakton by maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or above for at least 12 hours of college course work, or a 3.25 GPA with at least one instructor recommendation. (Students with slightly lower GPAs may request an interview to determine eligibility.)

Students with associate's or bachelor's degrees may also be admitted.

For more information about the Honors Program, please see our Frequently Asked Questions, or contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

Alumni Profile

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Paul Johnson developed a passion for psychology at Oakton. Now he wears two hats - Professor of student development and Professor of psychology.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


August 17
Faculty return for fall 2015 semester.

August 21
Second summer interim classes end.

August 24
Fall 2015 semester classes begin.

August 25
Second summer interim faculty grading due.

August 31
Last day to submit proof of residency, business service agreements and chargebacks/joint agreements.

September 7
Labor Day holiday. College closed.

September 20
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

September 21
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

October 4
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 9
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.


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