CCC Honors College Accepting Applications, Deadline Approaching

CCC Honors College Accepting Applications, Deadline Approaching

Coahoma Community College’s Honors College is seeking the best and brightest students to apply to the college’s most revered academic program. The application deadline is Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

CCC Honors College Accepting Applications, Deadline Approaching

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Marriel Hardy

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Mon Dec 30, 2019

Coahoma Community College’s Honors College is seeking the best and brightest students to apply to the college’s most revered academic program. The application deadline is Tuesday, January 7, 2020.

Jeremy Pittman, honors college director, encourages students to apply and says that inclusion in the program will have positive benefits beyond the Coahoma gates.

“CCC students should apply to the Honors Program because the learning community supports scholarship and teaches leadership skills that will serve a student beyond their tenure at Coahoma Community College,” said Pittman. “Honors College courses are challenging and very engaging in current topics.  Our program participants are at schools such as the University of Colorado - Boulder and Howard University - in addition to various state, private, and public higher education institutions.” 

The CCC Honors College is designed to cater to those students seeking an additional challenge during their tenure at Coahoma. Through rigorous and thought-provoking curriculum, the program exposes students to critical thinking and debate skills necessary to succeed in any educational endeavor.

According to Pittman, innovative/new activities that are planned for the program include hosting a knowledge bowl for area high school students, hosting guest lectures of local and regional leaders, and a curriculum update to focus on subservient leadership.

Since 2015, the program has expanded its focus and reach to tackle a variety of topics such as income disparities, poverty, and engagement in the political process. Students have even had the opportunity to attend the Mississippi Black Leadership Summit in Jackson, MS.

Scholarship opportunities are also available for students that are accepted to the program.

“Students who are admitted into the program should look forward to getting support from a close group of peer scholars and additional advising support from the Honors College Director,” said Pittman.  “Admitted students also receive additional financial support through a scholarship program and service-learning opportunities.”

The Honors Program is open to all recent high school graduates, freshmen, and transfer students.

To enroll in the Honors College, you need the following credentials:

  • Graduate from the top 5% of your class
  • 25 Cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • ACT composite score 20 or better or SAT combined score 1200 or better (critical reading + math) for entering freshmen.
  • Seeking an Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degree
  • Sophomores who have satisfied admission requirements will automatically qualify for enrollment.
  • Have met all other requirements for admission to Coahoma Community College

Applications are now available to the Honors College program online at: https://form.jotform.com/92825984991174

Acceptance to the program is determined by an admissions committee.

 Application requirements include:

  • Submission of a copy of high school transcript or college transcripts from previous colleges attended (if you have already submitted transcripts & test scores to this Admissions Office, it is not necessary to send a second copy).
  • Submit a copy of ACT/SAT scores.
  • Submit two (2) letters of recommendation: 1) high school teacher /counselor or college administrator 2) community leader.
  • Provide a 500-word profile essay; computer-generated typed doubled space using 12-point font.

For questions or more information about the CCC Honor Program, contact Pittman at japittman@coahomacc.edu.