Honors FAQs

FSCJ Honors students will benefit from working closely with exceptional faculty and other academically talented students within a supportive learning community that emphasizes service-learning, civic engagement and additional learning activities that complement and enhance their education. Students also have access to priority registration and travel opportunities. At the end of their A.A. degree, students will receive special regalia and recognition during Commencement. Honors designations will also be noted on students’ transcripts.

We encourage interested students to apply to the Honors Program. Each student application will receive a holistic evaluation. Less emphasis will be placed on standardized test scores than on the other criteria.

The Presidential Honors track is best suited for students who can commit to an intensive honors experience that lasts up to two years. Additionally, students will need to spend considerable time outside of the classroom to meet co-curricular obligations. The Merit Honors Track offers students the same high-quality academic experiences in the classroom with more flexibility. The different honors program scholarships reflect the level of commitment required of students on each of the honors tracks.

Honors students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 and also earn a “B” or higher in all honors course sections.

These educational opportunities enrich the student’s learning experience and instill civic responsibility. The FSCJ Honors Program expects Presidential Honors Scholars to venture beyond the classroom and engage in purposeful action that positively impacts their peers, the College, the city of Jacksonville and beyond.

Honors classes will be offered primarily in face-to-face and hybrid modalities. Honors courses are also offered in hybrid and live online formats.

Presidential Honors students will take an IDH honors seminar each term and have the option to choose other courses that align with their academic plan. Students must complete at least 15 credit hours of honors coursework by the end of their A.A. degree to graduate with the honors designation on their diploma. Merit Honors Scholars may enroll in up to two honors courses per term plus the IDH 2920 colloquium. Merit Honors Scholars will receive Honors Program distinctions and regalia at graduation if they have completed at least 9 hours of honors coursework by the end of their A.A. degree.

With questions and for additional information about the FSCJ Honors Program, please email at honors@fscj.edu, or contact the Director of the Honors Program Aaron Hanlin by email or by phone at (904) 646-2200.