The Honors by Contract Program allows high achieving students the opportunity to work individually with faculty members on directed higher level educational activities that are related to course objectives, while being enrolled in a regular course. The student completes the regular course assignments in addition to faculty directed higher level academic assignments. Students completing an Honors by Contract course will have the designation denoted on their transcript. A student who successfully completes four Honors by Contract courses with an overall GPA of 3.5 or above will graduate from Ocean County College with the designation of an Ocean County College Honors Student. This designation will be noted on the students’ transcript, diploma and in the commencement program.
All students with a GPA of 2.5 or above, or its equivalent, from high school, other higher educational institutions or Ocean County College are eligible to enroll in the Honors by Contract courses. Students may only enroll in two Honors by Contract courses per semester. Students enrolled in any remedial courses may not participate in the Program. Students may appeal to the Vice President of Academic Affairs for special permission. Faculty members who teach college level courses, i.e. 100 level and above, may participate in the Program (STSC 150 may not be included).