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Honors Program

Graduates of accredited high schools and transfer students who have achieved a grade point  average of 3.50 or above have an exciting and challenging opportunity available to them at Allegany College of Maryland. The Allegany College of Maryland Honors Program includes honors-by-contract courses and special activities, such as receptions, conferences, cultural affairs, and travel. Since the Honors Program is not a separate curriculum, the student may major in any Allegany College of Maryland one-year or two-year program and still participate in the Honors Program.

Students who are members of the Honors Program and are enrolled in Honors course(s) will be eligible for a reimbursement of one-half of the in-county tuition for that course(s) paid by the Allegany College of Maryland Foundation. Students in the Honors Program are required to complete a minimum of 12 hours of honors courses with a grade of "B" or better, must maintain
a 3.5 GPA, and must provide three hours of service to the college or the community per semester.

As a participating member of the National Collegiate Honors Council, the Northeast Collegiate Honors Council, and the Maryland Collegiate Honors Council, we support academic excellence at the Allegany College of Maryland. To apply for the Honors program, we require:

  • a 3.50 grade point average (GPA) out of a 4.00 GPA;
  • a 3.50 GPA in your major subject area despite having a cumulative GPA of less than 3.50; and  
  • the successful completion of an Honors application and interview with the Honors Director, member(s) of the Honors Committee, or persons designated by the Honors Director.

Please contact Melody Gaschler, Honors Director, for additional information and application process.

NOTE: If total scholarship awards exceed the overall semester cost to attend the college, the Honors Program tuition payment will be reduced and will thus be less than 50% of the in-county semester tuition.