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The Commonwealth Honors Program

If You’re a Motivated Student This Should Motivate You Even More!

If you have earned a B+ average in high school or are a current NECC student or transferring to NECC with a minimum 3.3 GPA, you are eligible to participate in the Commonwealth Honors Program. Successful completion of the program guarantees admittance to the Commonwealth Honors Program at any of Massachusetts’ state colleges or universities where you are accepted. It also adds significantly to your application credentials for private four-year schools.

Academic Rigor, Personal Rewards

As a participant in NECC’s Commonwealth Honors Program you will:

  • Complete a minimum of two honors courses, exploring intriguing topics, Or
  • Have the option to complete two honors projects (PDF) in non-honors courses to earn honors credit
  • Participate in research or creative projects with guidance from a faculty mentor
  • Choose from, and engage in, more selective service learning activities

Commonwealth Honors Program Benefits

  • All honors courses and projects are noted on your transcript
  • Opportunity to present research at the statewide Undergraduate Conference
  • Enhance your credentials to earn scholarships
  • Enhance your transfer application credentials to a four-year school
  • Use of the Honors Student Lounge for studying, computer use and printing
  • Special recognition as a Commonwealth Honors Scholar at graduation
  • Guaranteed admittance into the Commonwealth Honors Program at any state college or university with:
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