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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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In spite of having a bachelor’s degree, Anita Taylor ’86 wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. She found her niche at Oakton.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


April 6
Registration opens for fall 2016 semester.

May 12, 13
Evaluation Days.

May 13
Last day of student attendance.

May 16
First summer 2016 interim classes begin.

May 16
Grading Day
Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

May 17
Faculty grading due.

May 17
Commencement.

May 30
Memorial Day holiday, College closed.

June 6
Summer 2016 eight-week session classes begin.

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