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Honors Program


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Honors Program

Honors Concentration Degree…

The Honors Program is designed to meet the needs of students who, because of high academic ability, preparation and motivation, are ready to undertake even more rigorous and challenging academic work than that offered in regular courses. The program will challenge students to develop to their fullest potential.

The Honors Program includes honors section courses or honors options. Students successfully completing all the Honors Program requirements will have their transcripts stamped “Honors Concentration Degree.”

Frequently Asked Quesions…

How Do Students Gain Admission into the Honors Program?

A student must have applied and been admitted into an associate degree program (A.A., A.S., or A.A.S.) or to the Early Admission program at FM. The student must also submit the following three items to the Chair, Honors Program Committee:

  • A Letter of Intent from the student stating interest in the program and how the student expects to benefit from the program.
  • A letter of reference from a faculty member.
  • A copy of the student’s most recent transcript.

Final approval is at the discretion of the Honors Program Committee.

What Are the Honors Program Requirements?

  • Admission into the Honors Program
  • Three Honors Sections or Honors Options Courses
  • Honors Seminar
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher
  • Satisfaction of all the requirements for one of the following degrees:

~Associate in Arts

~Associate in Science

~Associate in Applied Science

How Do Students Apply for Admission into the Honors Program?

It is suggested the student email his/her Letter of Intent and faculty reference letter to the Chair, Honors Program Committee at fm.honors@fmcc.suny.edu. The student’s most recent transcript and paper submissions should be mailed to:

Chair, Honors Program Committee

c/o The Office of Admissions

Fulton-Montgomery Community College

2805 State Hwy. 67

Johnstown, NY 12095

When Should Students Apply for Admission?

The Honors Program Committee generally meets four times per year to access applications. To ensure timely consideration, students should submit their complete application packages by:

For the Fall Semester: September 1st or April 1st

For the Spring Semester:  December 1st or February 1st

Action on applications received after the specified dates could be delayed until the next meeting of the Honors Program Committee.

Honors Program Scholarships

Scholarships are available for students accepted into the Honors Program. For Scholarship information, contact Financial Aid at (518) 736-FMCC (3622).

What Is an Honors Section Course?

An Honors Section course provides an enhanced educational experience that goes beyond the usual course treatment. This enrichment is carried out with a small, select group of highly motivated and academically prepared students. Successful completion will be identified on the student’s transcript as “Honors Course”.

What Is an Honors Option Course?

An Honors Option Course is an existing course to which an extra requirement is added. It could be a research project, a critical essay, or an investigation of allied material. Prior approvals by the faculty member who teaches the course and the appropriate Academic Dean are needed. Successful completion will be identified on the student’s transcript as “Honors Course”.

What Is the Honors Seminar?

The Honors Seminar is a three-credit Sophomore level course offered only during the spring semester. It is an interdisciplinary seminar involving extensive examination of the global, national, and local relevance of the topic under consideration.