Transfer AA Honors Program
The Transfer AA Honors Program is designed to promote excellence in learning and celebrate exceptional student achievement. Students admitted to the Honors Program have the opportunity to take intellectually enriching Honors courses with other outstanding students, work closely with a faculty mentor, and complete an independent capstone project relevant to their area of interest.
The Transfer AA Honors Program offers significant benefits to students:
- access to academically challenging Honors-designated classes
- opportunities to interact and collaborate with other outstanding students
- quarterly meetings with faculty mentor
- development of independent capstone project related to transfer major or field of interest
- eligibility for the Ralph B. Sackman Honors Scholarship
- notation of Honors Concentration completion on official college transcript
Program admission requirements
Students must meet the following requirements for admission to the program:
- At least 12 college-level credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher
- Completion of ENGL& 101 with a grade of B+ or higher
- Eligibility for enrollment in MATH 096 or higher
One or more of the admission requirements above may be waived if a Clark faculty member submits a formal recommendation of admission on behalf on the student.
To apply for admission to the program and the Honors Foundation Scholarship, please complete the online application form.
Maintaining good standing in program
Students must satisfy the following requirements to maintain good standing in the Honors program:
- 3.50 quarterly GPA or higher
- Completion of two or more honors-designated courses per academic year
- Completion of Quantitative Skills transfer degree requirement within three terms of program admission
- Quarterly submission of major Honors projects, papers, and assignments to Honors Program Canvas site
If one or more of these requirements are not satisfied, the student will meet with the Honors Program Coordinator to develop an academic improvement plan. If the student does not satisfy one or more of the above requirements for three successive terms, the student will be dismissed from the program.
The culmination of Honors program participation is a public presentation of the capstone project. The project should reflect rigorous engagement in and knowledge of one or more specific academic disciplines. Given the diverse areas of study within the transfer AA degree, the capstone presentation could take a variety of forms (e.g., the exhibition of artistic work, an artistic performance, a reading of an original literary analysis, a summary of a scientific study, a proposal to resolve an important social problem, or a description of a service learning project). Students will develop an appropriate capstone project and presentation with the guidance of their faculty mentor.
Transfer AA Honors Concentration
To earn the Honors Concentration, students must satisfy the following requirements:
- Completion of 20 credits of Honors-designated courses
- Completion of 3-credit HONS 290 capstone course
- 3.50 cumulative GPA
- Concurrent completion of Transfer AA, AST, or AFA degree requirements