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Honors Program at HGTC

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The Honors Program

The mission of the Honors Program is to augment the learning environment for exceptional students at Horry-Georgetown Technical College by means of exposure to rigorous in-class and out-of-class learning opportunities, mentoring in learning opportunities in order to raise their community and global awareness, and a milieu that creates students who are intellectual and diverse leaders.

Benefits for Honors Program students:

  • Faculty Mentors
  • Showcasing through an Honors Bulletin
  • Small classes w/cohorts
  • Opportunity to participate in The Study Abroad program
  • Opportunity to attend and present at regional/national conferences
  • Recognition at Graduation

Who Is Eligible to Apply?

  • Current HGTC Students enrolled in The Associate of Arts (AAA4) or Associate of Science (AAS5),  incoming High School, and Transfer Students.

Admissions Criteria for Current/Transfer HGTC Students:

  • GPA of at least 3.5 (minimum 12 credits in university transferable courses)
  • Student essay describing why they want to join the Honors Program

Admissions requirements for High School Students

  • One of the following:
    -a high school GPA of at least 3.5, or
    -a combined score of 1200 on SAT (Math & Verbal + Critical Reading only), or
    -score of 26 or above on the ACT
  • One letter of recommendation from a previous teacher
  • Student essay describing why they want to join the Honors Program

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Honors Course Offerings:

BIO 101: Biological Sciences I, CHM 110: College Chemistry I, ENG 101: English Composition I, MAT 120:  Probability and Statistics, SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology

Frequently Asked Questions about the Honors Program:

Q1. How does the Honors Program benefit me, as a student?


  • Opportunities to participate in regional honors conference.
  • Faculty mentors
  • Small class sizes with more in depth curricula.
  • Upon completion of the program, Recognition at graduation, as well as denotation on academic transcript.
  • Opportunity for Study Abroad program participation

Q2. How many honors courses may I take each semester?


  • It is expected that each student within the program enroll and complete 2 honors courses per semester, as appropriate
  • Enrollment in additional courses will require authorization by the Associate Vice President/Dean of Academic Affairs, Candace Howell.

Q3: What is needed to stay in Good Standing?


  • Good Standing is defined as completing two honors courses each semester, and maintaining a 3.5 GPA in both the honors courses, as well as the overall GPA.

Q4: What if I fall below the requirements of Good Standing?


  • You will have one semester to restore your GPA to a minimum of 3.5. Failure to do so, forfeits your continued enrollment within the Honors Program.

Q5: What do I need to do to qualify for consideration for the program?


  • You must be a Currently Enrolled HGTC Student within the Associate of Arts (AAA4) or Associate of Science (AAS5) degree programs.
  • You must have a GPA at HGTC of at least 3.5 with a minimum of 12 credits in university transferable courses.

Q6: What do I need to do to apply to the Honors Program?


  • Complete the Honors Program Application Package, along with the required documentation, and email to Professor Randy Moser, Chair of the Honors College Program, by August 3rd, 2020 or mail to:

    Professor Randy Moser
    Horry-Georgetown Technical College
    Building 900,  Rm 905A
    2050 Highway 501 East
    Conway, SC 29528