General Academic Requirements

All applicants should meet one of the following criteria to be considered for the Honors Program:

  • Top 10% of graduating high school class
  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4-point scale
  • ACT score of 26 or higher or SAT score of 1170 or higher (Critical Reading & Math sections only)
  • Cumulative college GPA of 3.25 or higher (student must have completed nine (9) hours of transferable college coursework)

Admission to the Honors Program is separate from admission to Austin Community College. Students are invited to join on the basis of criteria set each year by the Honors Coordinator.

The goal of the criteria is to produce a Program membership of the top 8-10 percent of the students entering ACC each semester.

Since intellectual motivation is a significant factor in determining academic success, those who fall slightly short of test-score criteria, but who wish to undertake the challenge, may be admitted at the discretion of the Honors Coordinator.

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