City Tech has an active honors program. Our programs focuses on serving the needs and recognizing the accomplishments of highly motivated and academically talented students. The most accomplished students need greater challenges and they also merit special recognition. We provide students with the opportunity to join the Honors Scholars Program and to be nominated for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. We hope you will take the time to look at the website and familiarize yourself with the opportunities the Honors Program has to offer. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us; the Honors Program staff would like to hear from you.
Honors Scholars Program
The Honors Scholars Program is dedicated to providing academically talented students with opportunities to further develop their intellectual potential. Honors Scholars participate in a collaborative community designed to motivate and challenge talented students and to foster a life-long dedication to learning. Honors Scholars have the privilege of registering early for classes as well as the opportunity to take part in special activities such as seminars, workshops, field trips, social events, research opportunities and enriched coursework for honors credit. The requirements for joining the Honors Scholars Program are a minimum GPA of 3.4 and completion of 12 or more credits.
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Almost two decades ago, Prof. Janet Liou-Mark and then-student Reneta Lansiquot initiated City Tech’s chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). As the sole honor society on campus, NSCS acknowledges high-achieving students— with a GPA of at least 3.4 and 9 credits—from all academic disciplines.
NSCS is accredited with the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), the nation’s only certifying agency for college and university honor societies. For more information, visit https://nscs.org.
Eligibility and Applications
Admission Requirements for the Honors Scholars Program
The Honors Scholars Program is open to any City Tech student who has completed at least 12 credits with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.4 or better.
Transfer students entering City Tech with 12 or more credit and a transfer grade-point average of 3.4 or higher are eligible to apply.
Eligible students may apply to the program. Hard copy applications are available in the Honors Scholars Program office, Midway 308. An electronic copy of the Honors Scholars Program Application (PDF) can be downloaded (see above, right). Please return the application form to the Honors Scholars Program office.
Requirements for Continued Eligibility in the Honors Scholars Program
In order to continue in the Honors Scholars Program, students must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average, complete at least one Honors in a Regular Course contract or take an Honors course per academic year,* and attend at least one Honors Scholars event (e.g., field trip, seminar, etc.) per year that is not required. Students must also adhere to the college’s academic integrity policy (e.g., specific to the Honors Scholars Program, fraudulently signing in an absent friend during a workshop is a breach of our policy).
*Discuss alternative options with Honors Scholars Program Coordinator, Christopher Navarrete, if needed.