Honors@Bucks challenges high-ability, intellectually curious students with honors coursework emphasizing scholarly research, high-order critical thinking, and experiential learning.
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The Honors@Bucks program is open to students in all associate-degree programs who meet the admission requirements
- Complete the College's online Application for Admission (if you haven't already);
- Fill out and submit an Honors@Bucks Application (it will be received and processed by the program coordinator).
Honors@Bucks applications should be received at least a week prior to the start of the semester in which the student will begin honors coursework.
Bucks will award one-academic-year scholarships (32 credits, 16 per semester) to 13 incoming Honors@Bucks students for the 2021-22 academic year.
To be considered, you must:
- Graduate from a state-accredited high school this spring;
- Be eligible for in-county tuition rates;
- Meet Honors@Bucks admission requirements;
- Attend Bucks full-time (12 or more credits per semester) in Fall 2021-Spring 2022, taking at least two honors courses each semester; and
- Submit (1) a Bucks general application, (2) an Honors@Bucks application (see above), and (3) a springtime high-school transcript (should be sent by guidance counselor to Bucks' Office of Admissions) by May 3, 2021.
Honors@Bucks scholarships are awarded on the basis of high-school GPA.
Qualified applicants who do not win one of our 13 scholarships will still be welcome in the Honors@Bucks program.
If you're a current, transfer, adult, or re-admitted student, we invite you to take advantage of other Bucks scholarship opportunities; please see www.bucks.edu/scholarships.
- A combination of dedicated-honors sections and "honors by contract" work in non-honors sections
- Scholarship opportunities for incoming Honors@Bucks students
- Opportunity to earn the Honors@Bucks Associate Degree
- Honors designation for honors courses on transcript
- Same tuition/fees as "regular" Bucks coursework
- Honors-to-honors transfer agreements with Rider University, Delaware Valley University, Cedar Crest College, and Gwynedd Mercy University
Note that while they share students, Honors@Bucks is separate from both Phi Theta Kappa (the national honor society of two-year colleges) and NSLS (the National Society of Leadership and Success).
For more information
Please contact either Dr. Stephen doCarmo, program coordinator, at (215) 968-8267, or the Admissions Office at (215) 968-8119.