Gateway Honors Program

Are you a top student looking for challenging classes to enhance your educational experience? The Gateway Community and Technical College Honors Program is a community of academically gifted students, like you. The Honors Program encourages you to become a life-long learner whose life is enriched by your experiences.

The faculty who teach honors courses are experienced members of the Gateway teaching faculty known for excellence in the classroom as well as in their academic fields. Because honors courses are smaller, you can spend more time working with faculty to develop critical thinking skills and engage in in-depth analysis of course material.

Scholarships are awarded yearly to students in the Honors Program. In addition to funding, honors scholars are recognized for what they are: intellectually engaged, academically driven, and successful students. Both future employers as well as four year institutions value the added rigor of an Honors Program.


To be considered for the Gateway Honors Program, students must:

Apply to Gateway
Complete an application to the Honors Program, (Applications will be accepted until the program is filled, and may be submitted no later than April 1, 2015 **deadline extended to May 1**.)
Meet with the Honors Program director
Provide two letters of reference that attest to their academic abilities:
And meet a combination of the following criteria:
A high school GPA of 3.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
ACT composite score of 24 or higher or SAT Critical Reading + Mathematics score of 1100 or higher
Score in the top 90% of the COMPASS Test

Once accepted, Gateway Honors Program participants will be expected to maintain a cumulative college GPA of 3.5 or higher, enroll in at least one Honor's course each semester, and participate in required service learning projects.

For more information, please contact the Honors program director, Courtney Burch, at 859-442-1709 or