The GHC Honors Program. New Challenges. New Rewards.
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New Challenges

To earn Honors Credit at GHC, you convert a course you are already taking into an Honors Course.

  • You apply to the program. Once accepted, you can pursue Honors credits!
  • You select a course/instructor to attempt to turn from regular to Honors credit
  • You and the instructor agree on the layout for an Honors Project and submit a contract
  • You complete the project, with advice from your instructor, mid-semester, while also completing all regular coursework
  • The project is submitted to the instructor and then to the Honors Director for approval
  • A completed project and a ‘B’ or better on regular coursework earns Honors credit instead of regular credit, reported to the registrar and evident on transcripts

Honors Certificate Requirements

  • Have a 3.25 cumulative GPA on all coursework AND
  • Complete 12 credit hours in Honors coursework in any area

Honors Diploma Requirements

  • Have a 3.5 cumulative GPA AND
  • Complete 15 credit hours in Honors coursework in any area


  • Recognition at Honors Night
  • Permission to wear distinctive Honors cords at graduation ceremony
  • Recognition at graduation ceremony for recipients of Honors Diplomas and Honors Certificates
  • Notation on transcript for Honors Diplomas and Honors Certificates

Student with diploma