Richland will be closed on Fridays during the summer semester.
Honors Opportunities is a program to encourage academically talented, motivated students to pursue knowledge, both in breadth and depth, in order to achieve their maximum potential.
Recent high school graduates who:
Current RCC students who:
Money is not the only, or even the most important, benefit of Honors Opportunities. In addition to small classes and intellectual challenges, you will leave Richland with an impressive transcript that highlights your Honors work for transfer institutions and employers.
Honors classes represent a combination of the best students, teachers, and curricula at Richland. In these courses, students will experience high levels of scholarship and intellectual engagement, interacting closely with one another and with faculty. Rewarding small class sizes and individualized projects.
No. You do need to complete Honors work each semester in the program. Honors work includes Honors-designated sections of transfer courses and in-course independent projects in non-Honors classes. In your first semester in the program, barring exceptional circumstance, you will need to take an Honors-designated class. After that, we encourage you to continue taking these courses although we also welcome in-course projects from students pursuing their major field of study or an area of strong interest.
No! Honors Opportunities students will enjoy cultural and social experiences beyond those normally available to community college students. Recent trips include sightseeing in Chicago and participating in a state-wide Honors conference. Here on campus, pizza parties and other opportunities for socializing happen each semester.
As a member of Honors Opportunities, you will also have connections to students and schools around Illinois through membership in the Honors Council of Illinois Region, a Midwestern Honors group which includes Honors directors and members from around the state and beyond, including Millikin University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Another benefit: A special Honors advisor who works closely with you to help you plan for academic and professional success.
Applications for the Honors Opportunities Program are available for download or on campus at the Honors Opportunities Office (C163).