The Honors by Contract Program allows high achieving students the opportunity to work individually with faculty members on higher level educational activities, related to course objectives while being enrolled in a regular course. Students who complete an Honors by Contract course have the designation denoted on their transcript. After completing four Honors by Contract courses with an overall GPA of 3.5 or above, students graduate from Ocean County College as Honors Students. The student’s transcript, diploma, and commencement program will note this achievement.
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. However, 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).
Students who participate in Honors by Contract have an opportunity to win monetary awards for their outstanding work. In addition, students who meet Honors Graduation Requirements are eligible for scholarships.