Honors Program at HGTC | Horry-Georgetown Technical College

Honors Program at HGTC

Horry Georgetown Technical College

The Honors Program

The mission of the Honors Program is to augment the learning environment for exceptional students at Horry Georgetown Technical College by means of exposure to rigorous in-class and out-of-class learning opportunities, mentoring in learning opportunities in order to raise their community and global awareness, and a milieu that creates students who are intellectual and diverse leaders.

Benefits for Honors Program students:

  • Faculty Mentors
  • Showcasing through an Honors Bulletin
  • Small classes w/cohorts
  • Opportunity to participate in The Study Abroad program
  • Opportunity to attend and present at regional/national conferences
  • Recognition at Graduation

Who Is Eligible to Apply?

  • Current HGTC Students enrolled in The Associate of Arts (AAA4) or Associate of Science (AAS5),  incoming High School, and Transfer Students.

Admissions Criteria for Current/Transfer HGTC Students:

  • GPA of at least 3.5 (minimum 12 credits in university transferable courses)
  • Two letters of recommendation from full time faculty members
  • Student essay describing why they want to join the Honors Program

Admissions requirements for High School Students

  • One of the following:
    -a high school GPA of at least 3.5, or
    -a combined score of 1200 on SAT (Math & Verbal + Critical Reading only), or
    -score of 26 or above on the ACT
  • One letter of recommendation from a previous teacher
  • Student essay describing why they want to join the Honors Program

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Honors Course Offerings:

BIO 101: Biological Sciences I, CHM 110: College Chemistry I, ENG 101: English Composition I, MAT 120:  Probability and Statistics, SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology

Frequently Asked Questions about the Honors Program:

Q1. How does the Honors Program benefit me, as a student?


  • Opportunities to participate in regional honors conference.
  • Faculty mentors
  • Small class sizes with more in depth curricula.
  • Upon completion of the program, Recognition at graduation, as well as denotation on academic transcript.
  • Opportunity for Study Abroad program participation

Q2. How many honors courses may I take each semester?


  • It is expected that each student within the program enroll and complete 2 honors courses per semester, as appropriate
  • Enrollment in additional courses will require authorization by the Associate Vice President/Dean of Academic Affairs, Shirley Butler.

Q3: What is needed to stay in Good Standing?


  • Good Standing is defined as completing two honors courses each semester, and maintaining a 3.5 GPA in both the honors courses, as well as the overall GPA.

Q4: What if I fall below the requirements of Good Standing?


  • You will have one semester to restore your GPA to a minimum of 3.5. Failure to do so, forfeits your continued enrollment within the Honors Program.

Q5: What do I need to do to qualify for consideration for the program?


  • You must be a Currently Enrolled HGTC Student within the Associate of Arts (AAA4) or Associate of Science (AAS5) degree programs.
  • You must have a GPA at HGTC of at least 3.5 with a minimum of 12 credits in university transferable courses.

Q6: What do I need to do to apply to the Honors Program?


  • Complete the Honors Program Application Package, along with the required documentation, and email to Professor Randy Moser, Chair of the Honors College Program, by December 31, 2015 or mail to:

    Professor Randy Moser
    Horry Georgetown Technical College
    Building 900,  Rm 905A
    2050 Highway 501 East
    Conway, SC 29528