The City College Honors Program

The City College Honors Program offers selected, high-achieving students in all disciplines a particularly challenging academic program in small classes. The heart of the program is the honors curriculum through which honors students fulfill their general education (Pathways) requirements. While Pathways requirements are determined by a student's major, the honors-level Pathways provides enhanced and enriched classes. Honors Pathways provides an excellent academic base regardless of a student’s eventual specialization. Classes are taught by outstanding faculty, who encourage student participation and rigorous study.

Retention in the City College Honors Program requires a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 and consistent full-time attendance. Upon successful completion of the honors program, the designation "Liberal Arts Honors" is entered on the student’s transcript.

To be eligible for the program as an entering first-year student, a student must have a high school average of at least 90% and appropriate performance on the SAT or ACT standardized tests. New first-year students will be considered for the program if they have applied to the Macaulay Honors College at The City College (see below) or if they have applied for scholarships at City College using the downloadable scholarship application available at under the heading Prospective Students/Admissions/Scholarships.

A small number of incoming transfer and continuing students may be admitted to the program at the discretion of the director. To be considered, these students must have a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.2 or higher, completed fewer than sixty credits and have at least five Pathways courses still to be taken. Transfer students must have applied for admission to City College and submitted the scholarship application form. Continuing students are considered only for fall term admission. The City College Continuing Student Honors Program Application, due by the first Friday in June, is available in the spring term from the Honors Center (NAC Room 4/150,